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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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A genuine relic. The sentences handed out to the convicts carried to Australia impacted me most. 10... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David T
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
A must visit museum in Picton while waiting for the ferry.

The Edwin Fox Museum is an interesting, educational museum that tells the story of a ship that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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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 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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sailing ship” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A genuine relic. The sentences handed out to the convicts carried to Australia impacted me most. 10 years for theft!

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Edwin Fox Museum is an interesting, educational museum that tells the story of a ship that brought convicts to Australia and immigrants to New Zealand. As with a lot of things we found in New Zealand it doesn't promote itself as much as it...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We found the museum so interesting, and guide talk great in giving us an insight into the history of the area and ship.

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

To actually stand in the hull of a ship that transported convicts was pretty cool. You can walk around the outside as well as it is in dry dock. The video that runs gives you a bit of the history and don't forget to check...More

Thank catchfab
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Anyone going near picton needs to go to this museum. Lovely people and a wealth of information. By the time we left my wife was in love with the boat and it's history. Truly a gem

Thank jameel r
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We really went because we had time but were soon totally entranced by the history and hardships the early travellers suffered. Being able to explore the whole ship inside and out was amazing as we could see the building materials, accomodation and conditions folk had...More

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A really interesting little museum telling the fascinating history of this huge wooden ship. It had so many different owners and uses during its history. Take time to watch the video of how it was reclaimed and moved to the current site, quite a feat...More

Thank Gadabouts95
A TripAdvisor Member
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Good value for money, alot better than surrounding attractions! Also like that fact that the money goes directly back to the society. Very interesting upstairs before the tour of the boat itself

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Having discovered the history of the Edwin Fox, one would be remiss if a visit was skipped. It's the last remaning ship to bring convicts to New Zealand. And that is just a small part of its history. Maritime history buffs, including families, will enjoy...More

Thank MaryC508
Reviewed 16 April 2017

There is very little to see and not worth the time or money (in my opinion!). You can see the ship from outside the museum without going in.More

Thank gran42
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Wow not had a review like this in a long time, wondering if you actually came through museum? As you can see from previous reviews we have had great feedback and have had 4 certificate of excellences from tripadvisor over the last 4 years, so...More

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Cherilyn M
Hi can you please tell me what time you are open until? Your website only has your opening time. Thank you!
6 December 2016|
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Response from Kjmemc | Property representative |
9 -5 in summer months 9-3 winter (may to October)