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Address: 1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 6868
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 161 years old this...

The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 161 years old this year and currently listed as the 9th oldest ship in the world, the oldest surviving merchant ship, convict ship and NZ immigrant ship and was also used to transport troops to the Crimean war.Come step aboard, go into the hull of the ship and visit the dry dock to get a real feel of the size of the ship and indeed what voyages would of been like!Open everyday group bookings and guided tours by arrangement.

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Don't pass this by!

My friend and I were coming over on the ferry from Wellington, and were told to stop in here when we arrived in Picton. I'm so glad we did!! It is just as you disembark the ferry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Surrygal
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before we got on the TransAlpine train to leave Picton, we popped by this museum. On the day we visited, there was a special offer on, so it only cost us NZ$1 each for entry. The museum itself is quite small, and depending on how much you want to read up on, could easily take about 30 minutes. Also allow... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I were coming over on the ferry from Wellington, and were told to stop in here when we arrived in Picton. I'm so glad we did!! It is just as you disembark the ferry, so no need to go searching for it. Really warm welcome, we saw the film, had a look at the great displays and... More 

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Thank Surrygal
Beaudesert, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this site to be very pleasant to visit the staff member was delightful and friendly. I was given great advice on the best way to tour the establishment. The displays where tidy with good information.

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Thank James M
Winton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A fascinating glimpse into the voyage our ancestors made to find a new place for themselves. Great archive of passengers and a unique look at the history of a sailing ship.

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North Blenheim, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We watched the video before looking at the displays and visiting the boat itself and this was very informative and interesting. The museum displays were well set out and interesting and the boat itself was quite amazing. The displays were authentic.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

... visit the Edwin Fox museum. The highlight is, of course, the Edwin Fox herself, a 19th century sailing ship used for transporting slaves, convicts, coal and other goods. Saved from destruction, this ship is being lovingly restored. But even in its interim state, you get a true sense of how rigorous ocean travel was for paying passengers or those... More 

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Boughton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Nice place Picton. Don't overlook the Edwin Fox museum. The remaining timbers of the last surviving ship that transported prisoners to Australia and immigrants to New Zealand.Well worth a visit to see a living part of history.

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Perth. Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Interesting collection of local information. Cheap entry and you can easily spend 30 minutes to an hour reading about the local families and area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

We visited this fine small museum on the way to catch the ferry. It is all about one ship, the Edwin Fox - built in 1853, rare surviving convict transport, rescued as a hulk and brought to Picton. Can walk down into the hull, see recreated living quarters, and read fine information boards. Small retail section attached. See segment on... More 

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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for seeing the value in our Picton treasure, its a shame the previous reviews mentioned the cost of entrance, we believe we are good value for money and these projects do cost money to run unfortunately, here at the Edwin Fox we manage almost solely on our door sales to stay open and ship preserved for future generations... More 

Rangiora, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful job of preservation and great display of the history of this old ship. Only minus is the entry price for a relatively small museum.

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