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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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An impressive collection of mainly maritime memorabilia

A fascinating array of artefacts demonstrating maritime life in the 19th century and the hardships... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Richard G
,
Haslemere, Surrey
A pleasant surprise!

I kind of went to this attraction on a whim, not sure if I would enjoy it. I enjoyed it more than I... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Gemini_Reno
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Reno, Nevada
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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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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 16 February 2017

A fascinating array of artefacts demonstrating maritime life in the 19th century and the hardships endured by ship's crews, passengers and convicts alike when on passage from Europe to Australasia. The tour which, realistically, takes about a hour including some worthwhile video footage culminates in...More

Thank Richard G
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you for reviewing us. Good shoes are definitely an advantage and yes small children do need to be well supervised.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

I kind of went to this attraction on a whim, not sure if I would enjoy it. I enjoyed it more than I ever thought I would. I would suggest going with enough time to watch the entire movie, I think it provides valuable perspective...More

Thank Gemini_Reno
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Look forward to seeing you back here again. we are a little bit of a surprise as many people have not even heard of The Edwin Fox. so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were on a cruise, & were told that Picton wasn't worth visiting. How wrong can people be. This was our best day out in a port. Town is small, but the foreshore is beautiful. & the Markets are open on cruise ship days. So...More

Thank Rockinmama
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

So pleased you had a lovely surprise when visiting Picton and indeed The Edwin Fox Museum, thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Edwin Fox (1853) is certainly no HMS Victory, but the dedicated volunteers have achieved amazing results despite her being battered by sea and weather in Shakespeare Bay for 12 years until she was dry docked in 1999. The visitor centre has some interesting artifacts...More

Thank MegIsleofWight
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

We are glad you had a good explore of our little gem!

Reviewed 4 February 2017

The museum has a very informative video all about the ship, her working life and how she came to be in Picton. Then you can actually board her and have a good look around. Very hands on which is great. Thoroughly enjoyed all the history...More

Thank Anne B
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you for a great review.

Reviewed 1 February 2017

There is frankly not that much to do in Picton if you're just passing through but this is one that you should not miss. One of the oldest vessels in the world, you can feel the atmosphere and history as you tour it.

Thank statestreet75
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went to keep hubby company as thought not my thing. How wrong, I though it amazing to be able to walk on a boat so old and with such history. Can even walk around the hull in the dry dock which was incredible. Would not...More

Thank louisa1956
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

The Edwin Fox is definitely just not for ship enthusiasts.

Reviewed 30 January 2017

We only had half an hour to spare to visit this museum and ship as our ferry was due to leave but we wished we could have spent more time here. It was surprisingly atmospheric for an old wreck and very well preserved.

Thank Chris S
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

She is surprisingly well preserved, you do need closer to 1 hour to have a decent look through, possibly longer.

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Went to see this today. The outside gives no clue to what lies within. First there is a brief history of the ship then onto the vessel itself. What an amazing experience! You really can feel what it must have been like for those early...More

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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you for your review, many people do walk passed the museum and think they have seen the vessel over the fence, but it is not until you are on board soaking up the atmosphere you realise the significance of her.

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We have just visited Edwin Fox museum and it is amazing. The atmosphere in the boat is unbelievalbe, words cannot describe it. I felt quite emotional entering the hold of the boat, all that history is very evident. Go and see it for yourself, it...More

2  Thank sandrawD5823BZ
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

We are really glad you soaked up the atmosphere of the old ship, she is very special.

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MichelleV6
26 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
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Cherilyn M
6 December 2016|
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9 -5 in summer months 9-3 winter (may to October)
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