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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Incredible Preservation of a 1856 Sailing Ship

This ship has had several “lives”, not all of which were pretty, let alone glamorous, but the hull... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
annemariebf
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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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Great place to stop over and spend sometime looking around! Husband and I enjoyed it very much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jftikey
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This ship has had several “lives”, not all of which were pretty, let alone glamorous, but the hull has been stabilized so it can be boarded and seen up close. There is a film that documents the ship’s rescue from a tidal flat, and exhibits...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stop over and spend sometime looking around! Husband and I enjoyed it very much! Young children would just love this attraction! Teenagers were interested but went through a little faster than us ! Very good value for money and amazing things to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely feels like you are walking in the footprints of history here. What a labour of love. And how fantastic to still have access to a ship that went to the Crimea and took convicts to Australia and brought settlers to New Zealand. This is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fishwatcher1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum deserves to be more widely known about. The Edwin Fox is a wooden ship, the only surviving one of such which took emigrants to New Zealand, and took convicts to Western Australia, from Plymouth. The museum contains all sorts of exhibits from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warg57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum was very informative and interesting. It ends with a visit into the hull of what remains of the 2nd oldest surviving merchant ship and the only surviving ship to bring convicts to Australia. She had many different jobs during her service.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting site. A good museum to introduce the ship, including a great film, and then a really interesting tour around the ship. Lots to see and fascinating history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used as storage for years in the Malborough sound area and slowly falling to bits was the "Edwin Fox". It's the last convict ship to take convicts to Western Australia. They have restored enough of it to give you an idea of what it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank qhere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old wooden ship is full of history. There is a nice gift shop located downstairs of the museum, and there is, of course, the ship itself. $15 NZ for a self-guided tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Al B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rtwomey
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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cathy j
1 August 2018|
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Response from Kjmemc | Property representative |
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Rob C
31 July 2018|
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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
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