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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

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Address: 1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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+64 3-573 6868
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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, 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.

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A good wet day option

There is lots to see here, prefaced by a 30 minute introductory film. Especially fascinating are the passenger lists of people who emigrated to NZ or were transported to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is lots to see here, prefaced by a 30 minute introductory film. Especially fascinating are the passenger lists of people who emigrated to NZ or were transported to Australia - look for your surname! The ship itself is just a shell really, but has a certain quiet dignity.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Edwin Fox while in Picton and found it fascinating. I was interested in the accommodation for steerage passengers and the social history and my husband was fascinated looking at the woodwork and craftmanship in the way the boat was constructed. Well worth a visit.

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Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Edwin Fox lay on the beach waiting for the right group to rescue it and give it the presentation it needed. It is a great example of Government and community and business co-operation. To be able to watch the video about the rescue, and then walk through the very special important ship is well worth it. It helps to... More 

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy maritime history, this is the place for you. The ship has a varied and interesting history and it is a shame she was not recued from the mud of Picton Harbour sooner. The preservation work has been well done but still needs work however the fact that you can go inside the hull and examine her construction... More 

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Thank John M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughters are 10 and 7. They loved the maritime museum, pretending to sleep on the bunks and using the toilet. Dressing up as a pirate and just looking around the displays, great photographs taken. Everyone there was welcoming and very friendly. Highly recommended.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were tentative about visiting here with a two year old but need not have worried. She loved the toys, the dress up hats and the actual ship which she inspected . We liked it also and took note of the fact it was "preservation" rather than "renovation". The staff were professional and so welcoming. It was a very worthwhile... More 

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ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice displays and unique opportunity to tour an actual historic vessel that transported troops cargo prisoners and immigrants all over the globe in the 19th century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for something to see in Picton then don't miss out on the Edward Fox Maritime Museum - located near to the Port Entrance. Cost is NZ$15 per adult (NZ$12 for any Australian/New Zealander over 65's) and please make a point of watching the excellent 15-20 minute documentary film before going on the see the many interesting artefacts and -... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day I visited was a free to enter open day. I chatted to the staff who were happy to explain several exhibits to me. Everyone was so very nice and happy to help.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great welcome by the lady there. Video upstairs very informative. A lot to see/read and the highlight was the ship itself. You can wander on the safe parts of the ship and there is a great feeling of history about it. Thank goodness it hadn't been renovated. A must see if you are visiting Picton. We loved it and at... More 

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