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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Closes in 22 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Step Back in History

As a Maritime Historian who presents lectures on cruise ships and ashore, I found this small... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Maritime History

Well preserved wooden ship with many artifacts so you can learn about the life of the passengers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hobart, Australia
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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...more
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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a Maritime Historian who presents lectures on cruise ships and ashore, I found this small museum, just 10 mins walk from the centre of Picton, a wealth of information on early transport by sea of immigrants coming to NZ and Australia. The centre-piece of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well preserved wooden ship with many artifacts so you can learn about the life of the passengers and crew. Very interactive - you can try out the bunk beds, try your hand at knot tying. Fascinating history.

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It contains a much-abused ship remnant, with fascinating history in New Zealand. It's a wonderful museum and tribute to dedicated volunteers.

Thank WayneCanberra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More fun than I expected! Very informative museum upstairs and I think I read just about everything (I don't usually). Then you can go and view the ship. But you actually get to go on it! Absolutely fascinating and very well set out. Recommended!!

1  Thank Jess K
Reviewed 12 September 2018

An unspoilt museum with a clear video of the ship's history from its building, working life and finally its transport to dry dock as a museum. You could see artifacts and fittings from the ship and then actually go inside learn about life aboard for...More

1  Thank JaneMay
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Well worth the visit, there is a lot to see in the museum area, go upstairs to see the video on the ship and the history of the people it transported both settlers and convicts. Then go out to see the ship, it is being...More

Thank mikey1379
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We took a guided tour of the Edward Fox Museum to view the world's 9th oldest ship which was built in Calcutta in 1853. This ship is the second oldest surviving merchant sailing ship in the world and the only surviving ship that carried settlers...More

1  Thank Phoebe1944
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I was totally amazed to be able to actually step inside an early colonial ship that brought our ancestors out to NZ. The feeling was not eerie, however I was really moved by the thought that so many pioneers sailed in such a small ship...More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Being able to actually walk into the vessel, was a real highlight of the experience, very enjoyable and informative!

Thank cabond59
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a great museum, I would liken it to viewing a shipwreck preserved above water. Both inside and outside of the ship is accessible with displays of artefacts from the era of the ship along with some excellent models. The preservation of this ship...More

1  Thank Clive P
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cathy j
1 August 2018|
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Rob C
31 July 2018|
Response from 619hamishd | Reviewed this property |
Yes very close depending on size of ship because if very large ship they use a pier a bit further away than the smaller ships. Whichever pier it will still be a short walk