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Address: 1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 6868
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 161 years old this...

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, convict ship and 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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Great to see the Edwin Fox

I first saw the Edwin Fox when it was first put in dry dock in 1999 and thought it would make a great museum I wasn't wrong, the locals have made it into a fascinating display of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first saw the Edwin Fox when it was first put in dry dock in 1999 and thought it would make a great museum I wasn't wrong, the locals have made it into a fascinating display of a significant piece of our heritage. It's a must see in Picton especially if you're from NZ or Australia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I came across Edwin Fox Museum on my day trip to Picton and absolutely loved it. It is situated near the shore where you get off the interislander ship. The museum building is small and can be done in about an hour but the real gem is the Edwin Fox itself. You can go inside the ship and see how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I was really surprised at how I felt about a visit here. I'd never seen a ship like this nor got so close to understanding what it must have been like for convicts and free settlers to travel to Australia and New Zealand from England. So glad it's been preserved. Would recommend for ship lovers or those who just want... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a little gem nestled in the town of Picton, that a lot of locals don't even know exists. The unasuming entrance is near the InterIslander ferry terminal and hides a wealth of history. On entering I was greeted by a very friendly and knowledgeable lady member of staff. Having explained a little about the ship I was guided... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Who would have thought that the world's oldest surviving merchant ship was in little old Picton? It has a fascinating history and the recreations of the quarters / conditions on board enhance the experience. Take your time to look around the displays in the museum part before going on board. If you are just passing through Picton take an hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great for a family visit! There is a kids area near the 30min movie and loads to see and explore! Must see!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

If you are anywhere near Picton this is a must do. As soon as we arrived at the museum, our youngest son dragged us straight onto the preserved remains of the ship Edwin Fox. It was like stepping back in time. On the upper deck they have reconstructed scenes that would have appeared on the ship during its use bringing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Excellent staff, prices, facilities and a great look back to how tough it must have been for the first arrivals to NZ!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Just next door to the inter-island ferry terminal at Picton, in New Zealand's South Island, is a hidden gem of an attraction: the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum. At its heart the Edwin Fox, built in India in 1853; it served as a troop transport in the Crimea War and transported convicts to Australia. Not only can you walk her decks... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Before we got on the TransAlpine train to leave Picton, we popped by this museum. On the day we visited, there was a special offer on, so it only cost us NZ$1 each for entry. The museum itself is quite small, and depending on how much you want to read up on, could easily take about 30 minutes. Also allow... More 

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