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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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We had some time to kill in Picton so we decided to tour the Edwin Fox Ship and Center. We were... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Lu B
via mobile
Fantastic exhibition!

we recently visited the Edwinf Fox Museum in Picton and I was suprised to learn the history of... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
angelesmccrorie
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Auckland, 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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dry dock” (37 reviews)
“sailing ship” (18 reviews)
“crimean war” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had some time to kill in Picton so we decided to tour the Edwin Fox Ship and Center. We were amazed at how well they presented the information on this old ship. We started with the video and then toured the original ship. They...More

1  Thank Lu B
Reviewed 13 January 2017

we recently visited the Edwinf Fox Museum in Picton and I was suprised to learn the history of this ship. The dispplays have excellent information - very clear and interesting), it's an amazing story, and the interactive parts were fun for adults and kids. I...More

1  Thank angelesmccrorie
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing place, not only because it has a real ship inside (not the only one in fact), but because of the 'touch and try' approach.You can really step inside the XIX sailing ship and lay down in a sailors hammock. It's not much more than...More

1  Thank mikocot
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great work in progress. There is a video to start with that tells you about the Edwin Fox and after this you have a look round the ship. When watching the video, my thoughts were all about "why save a hulk that is only the...More

Thank aussiecatwoman
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for your great review its not until you step on board and explore the ship that you realize how special it is, we are glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A small museum. Not interested in the 30min BBC video especially with kids in tow, but the preservation of the ship itself and being able to walk through the ship is fantastic. Great way spend cold wet morning in Picton.

Thank kbjb20
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

We are a great all weather family friendly activity, glad you enjoyed it, many thanks for the review.

Reviewed 6 January 2017

This uni-focused exhibit is located in a custom built site, even though it looks like an old HM Customs building. The story of the metal clad but wood framed Edwin Fox immigrant/convict/merchant ship laid down in 1852 is well worth a 1 hour visit. Located...More

Thank DAVE_NIAGARA2013
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review, yes unfortunately not ideal for wheel chairs, however we do hope to change this in the future.

Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good to see so much history preserved, lots of stories in the attached museum and a lot of effort has gone into bringing the displays to life. The ship itself is in a good state considering her history,

Thank AR123456_13
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

The Edwin Fox has definitely seen a lot of action over the years but she is holding up well and tells many story's, glad you enjoyed your visit and many thanks for your review.

Reviewed 22 December 2016

So glad we went, so many stories and so much history to this ship. And you get to board the ship and even go below the hull. Wonderful!

Thank yin100
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Yes the access visitors have to ship is great and a unique opportunity in this day and age, thank you for a fantastic review, it is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 22 December 2016

The exhibits are amazingly well preserved. You can even see the ship worm holes in the hull. From the time you walk up to the museum area and later onto the ship hold, you get that feel of how it was like to cram 400...More

Thank Dan K
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Great review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 19 December 2016

Wow! This wow me. One of the best museums i have ever visited. So much information and to see the real Edwin Fox still preserved in the dry dock was simply mind blowing!

Thank Lydia L
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

We are glad that you found your visit mind blowing, we know how you feel! Many thanks for taking the time to review.

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Cherilyn M
Hi can you please tell me what time you are open until? Your website only has your opening time. Thank you!
6 December 2016|
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Response from Kjmemc | Property representative |
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