Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, Picton: Hours, Address, Edwin Fox Maritime Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are open! Every day from 9am! 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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Teamtasman
6 contributions
May 2022
Absolutely worth seeing! Visited with kids (one in wheelchair) and adults and all found it fascinating. Amazing to be inside the ship and read the crimes and sentences for deported convicts!! Not wheelchair friendly (luckily we were able to carry our child around).
Written 10 May 2022
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
I was not expecting too much from the museum. The video was a little too long, but it was informative. The boat was worth the money.
Written 2 May 2022
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Aaron R
47 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Surprisingly the kids enjoyed the visit, especially going onboard the ship. It have them a real feel of an old time boat.
Written 25 April 2022
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raglantripper
raglan215 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This was a real eye opener and really blew us away the amount of effort put into this preservation is incredible
Great history lesson and amazing to think you can walk around inside a ship 150 odd years old
The video presentation was very informative and takes you back to a bygone era
We loved it
Written 27 March 2022
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Sue H
Okura, New Zealand55 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This exceeded our expectations- really interesting video and opportunity to walk inside a boat that played such a role in so many moments of history from the Crimea War to bringing out NZ’s first immigrants.
Written 29 January 2022
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Smithfamily88
Christchurch, New Zealand33 contributions
Dec 2021
Excellent little tourist jaunt to see the Edwin Fox---Amazing conditions the crew had. Cost was around $15 per adult.
Written 25 January 2022
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Dan T
12 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Interesting display and place to check out while in Picton. Awesome to be able to get inside the ship to have a hands on look around.

The displays and information in the Info Centre was of huge interest.

Thank you.
Written 3 December 2021
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Sarah R
Balclutha37 contributions
Jul 2021
We hadn't even heard of this place before we arrived in Picton, but for $15 it was well worth the visit.
Written 16 July 2021
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Laura, Auckland
2 contributions
Apr 2021
Visited here on the recommendation of a friend and so glad we did! Informative, educational and awe inspiring to see a part of NZ history that was so nearly lost, but has been reclaimed due to dedicated local people. Staff friendly and helpful. We spent far longer here than we thought, but couldn't drag ourselves away. Well worth the visit. Thoroughly recommeded.
Written 17 April 2021
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Thank yo ufor taking the time to review, glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 18 May 2021
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44Jessicajones
Picton, New Zealand53 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed our time at the Edwin Fox Museum.
A 10th birthday party and there was so much to do. The staff were very friendly and went above and beyond. The function room was perfect for our small group. All ages had a wonderful experience whilst at the museum, some remembering when and other leraning about. Highly recommend the Edwin Fox Museum and the amazing staff, Thank you..
Written 13 April 2021
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Thanks Jess, im glad the party went well, even though it was a rainy day.
Written 18 May 2021
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