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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very interesting

Definitely feels like you are walking in the footprints of history here. What a labour of love. And... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Zealand
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Fascinating museum

This museum deserves to be more widely known about. The Edwin Fox is a wooden ship, the only... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, 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...more
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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Warg57
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank qhere
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Al B
Reviewed 3 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

Thank rtwomey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 24 October 2018

It contains a much-abused ship remnant, with fascinating history in New Zealand. It's a wonderful museum and tribute to dedicated volunteers.

Thank WayneCanberra
Reviewed 20 October 2018

More fun than I expected! Very informative museum upstairs and I think I read just about everything (I don't usually). Then you can go and view the ship. But you actually get to go on it! Absolutely fascinating and very well set out. Recommended!!

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cathy j
1 August 2018|
Response from Kjmemc | Property representative |
Rob C
31 July 2018|
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