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If you have the chance to visit Picton, New Zealand, don't miss the Edwin Fox Museum!

We took a guided tour of the Edward Fox Museum to view the world's 9th oldest ship which was built... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
Walk into a real Colonial ship

I was totally amazed to be able to actually step inside an early colonial ship that brought our... read more

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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a guided tour of the Edward Fox Museum to view the world's 9th oldest ship which was built in Calcutta in 1853. This ship is the second oldest surviving merchant sailing ship in the world and the only surviving ship that carried settlers...More

Thank Phoebe1944
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was totally amazed to be able to actually step inside an early colonial ship that brought our ancestors out to NZ. The feeling was not eerie, however I was really moved by the thought that so many pioneers sailed in such a small ship...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Being able to actually walk into the vessel, was a real highlight of the experience, very enjoyable and informative!

Thank cabond59
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a great museum, I would liken it to viewing a shipwreck preserved above water. Both inside and outside of the ship is accessible with displays of artefacts from the era of the ship along with some excellent models. The preservation of this ship...More

Thank Clive P
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent experience here with our 4 year old. We learned a lot, were impressed how accessible the ship was, and our son loved the dress up pirate costumes and playing piratw. Highly recommend an hour or two.

Thank martinsL3474SY
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I attended in a group of 6 adults and we were all blown away by the high standard of this exhibit in that we were able to actually walk in, around and almost under the Edwin Fox. We watched the full video which definitely added...More

Thank KMBH01
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Spent 2 hours here, looking at and reading the entire display along with the video. The ship itself shows her busy life and the time on board is fascinating to witness. Good to see such a historical example saved.

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Allow an hour to discover a piece of world maritime history. The Edwin Fox has a great history and it is well explained through the exhibits at this museum. The ship sailed the world in its many roles before coming to it's final resting place...More

Thank ratz297
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a historic sailing ship with an interesting history. It is semi restored and you can go inside, on deck and below the hull. The exhibition is interesting, but the film does go on for too long.

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Very interesting to learn the history of this ship, and to be able to walk on the remaining sections of the ship. Our tour guide was very informative and the displays in the upstairs museum are very educational.

Thank Bobbie R
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31 July 2018|
Response from Hamish D | 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