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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Really interesting

More fun than I expected! Very informative museum upstairs and I think I read just about everything... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jess K
Christchurch, New Zealand
Wonderfully Preserved Wooden Ship

An unspoilt museum with a clear video of the ship's history from its building, working life and... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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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...more
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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Reviewed yesterday

More fun than I expected! Very informative museum upstairs and I think I read just about everything (I don't usually). Then you can go and view the ship. But you actually get to go on it! Absolutely fascinating and very well set out. Recommended!!

Thank Jess K
Reviewed 12 September 2018

An unspoilt museum with a clear video of the ship's history from its building, working life and finally its transport to dry dock as a museum. You could see artifacts and fittings from the ship and then actually go inside learn about life aboard for...More

1  Thank JaneMay
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Well worth the visit, there is a lot to see in the museum area, go upstairs to see the video on the ship and the history of the people it transported both settlers and convicts. Then go out to see the ship, it is being...More

Thank mikey1379
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We took a guided tour of the Edward Fox Museum to view the world's 9th oldest ship which was built in Calcutta in 1853. This ship is the second oldest surviving merchant sailing ship in the world and the only surviving ship that carried settlers...More

Thank Phoebe1944
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I was totally amazed to be able to actually step inside an early colonial ship that brought our ancestors out to NZ. The feeling was not eerie, however I was really moved by the thought that so many pioneers sailed in such a small ship...More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Being able to actually walk into the vessel, was a real highlight of the experience, very enjoyable and informative!

Thank cabond59
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a great museum, I would liken it to viewing a shipwreck preserved above water. Both inside and outside of the ship is accessible with displays of artefacts from the era of the ship along with some excellent models. The preservation of this ship...More

1  Thank Clive P
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent experience here with our 4 year old. We learned a lot, were impressed how accessible the ship was, and our son loved the dress up pirate costumes and playing piratw. Highly recommend an hour or two.

Thank martinsL3474SY
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I attended in a group of 6 adults and we were all blown away by the high standard of this exhibit in that we were able to actually walk in, around and almost under the Edwin Fox. We watched the full video which definitely added...More

2  Thank KMBH01
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Spent 2 hours here, looking at and reading the entire display along with the video. The ship itself shows her busy life and the time on board is fascinating to witness. Good to see such a historical example saved.

Thank Neil R
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cathy j
1 August 2018|
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Rob C
31 July 2018|
Response from Hamish D | Reviewed this property |
Yes very close depending on size of ship because if very large ship they use a pier a bit further away than the smaller ships. Whichever pier it will still be a short walk