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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Ten out of ten for interesting!

I attended in a group of 6 adults and we were all blown away by the high standard of this exhibit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KMBH01
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Masterton, New Zealand
A fascinating look back in time.

Spent 2 hours here, looking at and reading the entire display along with the video. The ship... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neil R
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Witham, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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+64 3-573 6868
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 17 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.

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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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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Picton small town, good for hackers, boaters, fisherpersons, and quiet folks. Sure the cruise ships come and the town livens up, but mostly its for just us.

Thank Pepperjackm
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

It was interesting to learn about the history of this ship and to see it and actually walk on and in it. Worth the effort and a bit of fun.

Thank karen c
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The 'Edwin Fox' Maritime Museum is a great place to visit. The remains of an original convict ship are fascinating to walk through, and the Info Centre has interesting displays. Youngsters are also catered for. Only a couple of hundred metres from the ferry terminal,...More

Thank PeterGC5000
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

It was great to see the Edwin Fox some years after our last visit. Its amazing to be able to stand in the hull and see a deck representing what it was like to live and work on this ship. Wel done all the people...More

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We actually went to Picton purely to do this attraction after seeing it on the BBC series Coast. Was blown away by how professional the displays were. Everything is extremely well thought out. We began with a DVD of the history, kids were not interested...More

Thank victoriabO2792YC
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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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