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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Fantastic for the whole family

Our children aged 6&9 yrs we’re highly entertained, we spent at least an hour watching the doco and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Papamoa, New Zealand
via mobile
A happy ending for a ship with a tale to tell

I went into the museum with no expectations, it was then such a surprise to discover the history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sailing ship” (20 reviews)
“crimean war” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our children aged 6&9 yrs we’re highly entertained, we spent at least an hour watching the doco and exploring the remains of the Edwin fox. Happy kids-happy holidays!

Thank egelkc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went into the museum with no expectations, it was then such a surprise to discover the history behind this ship and its amazing story from past to present. The displays and video helped me feel quite attached to this ship and care for its...More

Thank Louplouploup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner went to the museum today and found the Edwin fox museum very intresting. We learnt about the ship being built in india. Finding out its history in transporting good, criminals and food acros the world. You can watch a video thats...More

Thank 399krc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes there are a number of maritime relics from the past including one very old and very dilapidated hull of the Edwin Fox but not much more. There is more to see in Picton than this

Thank SinkingSeabourn
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, interesting take on our wonderful Edwin Fox Ship, thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. To our potential visitors reading this.... please scroll down through the many fantastic reviews below this one to get a better viewpoint.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a little jewel this place turned out to be. Loads to see and learn. It puts the Cutty Sark exhibition in Greenwich inn the shade due to all the info still available about the Edwin Fox and the remnants of the ship (the Cutty...More

Thank Bluey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other recent reviews tell all the info needed to know about this extraordinary piece of history - but this is far more interesting than "just another old ship". An remarkable history, all recounted in the excellent display in the museum but the highlight is the...More

Thank gmacman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why is this ship worth seeing? Here are the statistics: 9th oldest ship in the world, built 1853 in India. Sailed 34 times around the world. Last remaining ship of the Dunbar Shipping Fleet, bought 1854, once one of the largest shipping fleets in the...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Buzz607
Reviewed 16 November 2017 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
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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
Cherilyn M
6 December 2016|
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Response from Kjmemc | Property representative |
9 -5 in summer months 9-3 winter (may to October)