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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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fascinating visit

A fascinating visit to this amazing museum that has been carefully reconstructed with the actual... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spalding, United Kingdom
Incredible view of history

The museum itself is small and quaint, featuring a rather long and informative film about the Edwin... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Anne S
Sydney, Australia
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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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  • Average2%
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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

To actually stand in the hull of a ship that transported convicts was pretty cool. You can walk around the outside as well as it is in dry dock. The video that runs gives you a bit of the history and don't forget to check...More

Thank catchfab
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Anyone going near picton needs to go to this museum. Lovely people and a wealth of information. By the time we left my wife was in love with the boat and it's history. Truly a gem

Thank jameel r
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We really went because we had time but were soon totally entranced by the history and hardships the early travellers suffered. Being able to explore the whole ship inside and out was amazing as we could see the building materials, accomodation and conditions folk had...More

Thank Robin F
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