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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Amazing restored boat with supporting history of the build and convict cargo of the Edwin Fox boat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Buzz607
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Fascinating ship

The Edwin Fox has had more incarnations than you’d believe possible. From cargo ship to lowly coal... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charles M
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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 good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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

Amazing restored boat with supporting history of the build and convict cargo of the Edwin Fox boat. Well worth a visit.

Thank Buzz607
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Edwin Fox has had more incarnations than you’d believe possible. From cargo ship to lowly coal store, convict transport to refrigeration unit - its history is very well explained in a video and there are interesting exhibits about the rescue of the hulk from...More

2  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Picton is proud of this old sailing ship that they have preserved not restored. It was built on 1850’s and sailed troops to the Crimea, toots convicts to West Australia and settlers to New Zealand. An interesting film and museum, then the chance to walk...More

2  Thank Karen T
Reviewed 2 November 2017

With a bit of time to spare in Picton it was a short walk to this place. I was suprised to see it. There is a short movie to watch first to explain everything about the ship and then a museum style display about the...More

2  Thank SouthAussieTraveller
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A very interesting little museum near the Picton Ferry Terminal. Great place to spend an hour. The Edwin Fox has been preserved and not restored which for me gave it far more authenticity.

1  Thank Joy W
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was the most interesting place I visited in Picton itself, the history of the Edwin fox is well presented and I stayed a long time having a thorough look and read of the exhibits at this museum. The staff were very friendly and welcoming,...More

1  Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Enjoyed walking around the ship, and seeing all the artifacts from it. It was interesting to see the steerage bunks and be able to lay down in them, certainly gives the impression of what it would have been like.

1  Thank Delyth W
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

There is much to see and learn from this attraction .It takes you back 160 years to see the conditions that existed for sea travel.Very good example of sailing ship construction at that time as well.

1  Thank Odessa4me
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Very informative and a lot of artifacts on show. Mind blowing in actually stepping onto an actual sea going ship that people had been on 400 years ago. Just amazing to see what conditions our ancestors and criminals had to endure in sea travel. This...More

1  Thank Matzakiwi
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. This place is amazing. Maritime history. You can actually step aboard and see the workmanship. Step down into the amazing hull. Good for all the family. Very interesting. This ship brought immigrants and convicts to New Zealand. Definitely recommend.

Thank aldavril
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you so much for the 5 star review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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MichelleV6
27 October 2017|
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Response from Kjmemc | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. Our admission charges are $15 for adults $5 for children, under 5's free of charge. A family pass 2 adults and 2 children is $32. We are open from 9am to 5 pm. Tracy Edwin Fox
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Cherilyn M
6 December 2016|
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9 -5 in summer months 9-3 winter (may to October)
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