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“Good value”

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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, last surviving convict ship that took convicts to Australia and last wooden 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We spent a good hour and a half looking around the museum. Very informative and interesting. Highlight was stepping onto the boat.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

What a fascinating story! The museum was informative but not over done with too much written information. The stories of the boat's life were extraordinary and to be able to walk onto the boat and see it in is un-restored state was superb. Highly recommended

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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Cost 10 bucks to get in but it's a donation to help preserve this awesome boat which plays in important role in New Zealand history.

1  Thank teresa99022
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Great place to visit. One of the very few surviving ships from this era. Very well worth a visit if Passing through, Picton, South Island NZ. That is where the Inter island Ferry departs The South Island to Wellington.

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Lots of variety in what you see and they let you back in the next day free if you don't see it all the first time.

1  Thank gouldsDerby_England
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JustineInvercargil, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Yes absolutely we still offer a free return the next day!

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