Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, Picton: Hours, Address, Edwin Fox Maritime Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
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We are open! Every day from 9am! 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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Sarah R
Balclutha37 contributions
Thanks for the great restoration effort, team!
Jul 2021
We hadn't even heard of this place before we arrived in Picton, but for $15 it was well worth the visit.
Written 16 July 2021
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Laura, Auckland
2 contributions
Amazing and awe inspiring
Apr 2021
Visited here on the recommendation of a friend and so glad we did! Informative, educational and awe inspiring to see a part of NZ history that was so nearly lost, but has been reclaimed due to dedicated local people. Staff friendly and helpful. We spent far longer here than we thought, but couldn't drag ourselves away. Well worth the visit. Thoroughly recommeded.
Written 17 April 2021
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Thank yo ufor taking the time to review, glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 18 May 2021
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44Jessicajones
Picton, New Zealand53 contributions
Fabulous for all ages
Apr 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed our time at the Edwin Fox Museum.
A 10th birthday party and there was so much to do. The staff were very friendly and went above and beyond. The function room was perfect for our small group. All ages had a wonderful experience whilst at the museum, some remembering when and other leraning about. Highly recommend the Edwin Fox Museum and the amazing staff, Thank you..
Written 13 April 2021
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Thanks Jess, im glad the party went well, even though it was a rainy day.
Written 18 May 2021
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Kiwitravelers2013
Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions
Excellent
Mar 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed this very informative hands on place .. amazing to see. We spent longer here than we thought we would it is so well done .
Written 2 April 2021
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Sue L
Gold Coast, Australia76 contributions
Inspiring and Informative
Mar 2021
An exceptional experience ‼️‼️Part of New Zealand’s history exposed thankfully due to those dedicated people who persevered to bring it to the people of New Zealand. Thank you.
Written 25 March 2021
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Hi Sue So pleased you enjoyed your visit and yes thankfully there was some very dedicated people involved in saving the ship.
Written 18 May 2021
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DJandR
Wanaka, New Zealand443 contributions
A Must Do
Mar 2021
Fantastic to have this maritime treasure here in Picton. A fantastic museum which tells the story of the Edwin Fox, from the time it was built to todays location. The ability to see the Edwin Fox under cover is amazing.
Written 21 March 2021
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NapierAro
napier465 contributions
Fabulous and Informative
Feb 2021 • Couples
I remember seeing the hulk of the Edwin Fox lying sadly neglected when I was a child decades ago. Therefore I was more than impressed with this experience when we spent time at this excellent museum. The upstairs museum was very well set out and the information presented was highly informative.
The former ship itself was really a moving experience as I thought about my ancestors who will have travelled here on something very similar.
This exceeded my expectations in every aspect.
Written 24 February 2021
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Gillian P
14 contributions
Worth a visit
Dec 2020
Amazing museum to visit. Very well laid out and heaps of information as well as a video. The ship itself is amazing and lovingly preserved. Nice little gift ship too
Written 31 December 2020
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Thank you for your 5 star review, very much appreciated.
Written 12 January 2021
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Helen
3 contributions
Excellent Experience
Dec 2020
A really well spent hour ( though I could have stayed much longer- sprightly kids) very child friendly and interesting and the experience of actually being able to go on the boat was super. Highly recommended.
Written 31 December 2020
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Glad you enjoyed your visit and the kids too!
Written 12 January 2021
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SuMaLe
Auckland, New Zealand63 contributions
Maritime history gem
Nov 2020
We had a couple of hours to kill on a rainy day in Picton, and this museum was a very nice surprise. A ship hull with a very long and interesting history, rescued by volunteers and preserved for future generations. Nice film and lots of interesting exhibits. Plus great access to experience what still remains of the hull. Highly recommended!
Written 2 December 2020
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