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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Step Back In Time

There is much to see and learn from this attraction .It takes you back 160 years to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Odessa4me
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Rarangi
via mobile
Step back in time

Very informative and a lot of artifacts on show. Mind blowing in actually stepping onto an actual... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matzakiwi
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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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 good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is much to see and learn from this attraction .It takes you back 160 years to see the conditions that existed for sea travel.Very good example of sailing ship construction at that time as well.

Thank Odessa4me
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative and a lot of artifacts on show. Mind blowing in actually stepping onto an actual sea going ship that people had been on 400 years ago. Just amazing to see what conditions our ancestors and criminals had to endure in sea travel. This...More

Thank Matzakiwi
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. This place is amazing. Maritime history. You can actually step aboard and see the workmanship. Step down into the amazing hull. Good for all the family. Very interesting. This ship brought immigrants and convicts to New Zealand. Definitely recommend.

Thank aldavril
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 22 July 2017

A fascinating visit to this amazing museum that has been carefully reconstructed with the actual boat still on display. You have to pay to visit this attraction unlike council museums but it is well worth it to see the displays.

Thank smart5
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes unfortunately we really do survive on people coming through our doors and paying an entrance fee, but glad you felt it was worth it! thank you for reviewing us.

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is small and quaint, featuring a rather long and informative film about the Edwin Fox. The ship itself is incredible. Being able to climb on board a boat that carries so much History was incredible. A real journey into the last. Unmissable...More

Thank Anne S
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are proud to offer such great access to the ship. Being able to walk on board and explore is a really great experience.

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We found this to be an amazing step back in time. To be able to walk on the same boat that convicts, Florence nightingale and sailors of old walked on was great. I have such admiration for the ship makers of old. A great story...More

Thank Mel C
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, every 5 star review gives us a boost!

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely museum. We got a deal on bookme but I would have paid full price for this visit (and I don't say that often). There was a display and video showing upstairs, but also a great kids play area which kept our one year...More

Thank deejay153
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes I think at least an hour is good, the movie takes around 40 minutes followed by viewing the displays in the museum and then exploring the ship, hull and dry dock. We have a lovely waterfront area which we are happy for people to...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A genuine relic. The sentences handed out to the convicts carried to Australia impacted me most. 10 years for theft!

Thank David T
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

The Edwin Fox Museum is an interesting, educational museum that tells the story of a ship that brought convicts to Australia and immigrants to New Zealand. As with a lot of things we found in New Zealand it doesn't promote itself as much as it...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A great review, many thanks for your feedback. Yes unfortunately advertising costs are a disadvantage. Being a charity and not government funded and prioritizing the preservation of the ship is difficult to juggle. We are not as visible as we would like to be, hence...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We found the museum so interesting, and guide talk great in giving us an insight into the history of the area and ship.

Thank Carol J
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your guides talk. Guided tours are available on cruise ship days and on request.

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Cherilyn M
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