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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

We found the museum so interesting, and guide talk great in giving us an insight into the history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol J
A step back in time.

To actually stand in the hull of a ship that transported convicts was pretty cool. You can walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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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 review

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

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I've taken senior history students through here twice now. There a a small museum and then the ability to walk in and around the Edwin Fox herself. Built in 1854 it is one the the oldest serving wooden ships around. It's not in perfect shape...More

Thank Callum W
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

It is fascinating and awe inspiring what can happen to even a well built wooden sailing ship if nature is left to its own devices. The ship has substantially decayed prior to its final rescue in the 1990s but still feels awe-inspiring as you can...More

Thank Martin&Chris
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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)