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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Incredible view of history

The museum itself is small and quaint, featuring a rather long and informative film about the Edwin... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Anne S
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Sydney, Australia
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Amazing step back in time

We found this to be an amazing step back in time. To be able to walk on the same boat that... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Mel C
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Brisbane, Australia
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 14 July 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is small and quaint, featuring a rather long and informative film about the Edwin Fox. The ship itself is incredible. Being able to climb on board a boat that carries so much History was incredible. A real journey into the last. Unmissable...More

Thank Anne S
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

We are proud to offer such great access to the ship. Being able to walk on board and explore is a really great experience.

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We found this to be an amazing step back in time. To be able to walk on the same boat that convicts, Florence nightingale and sailors of old walked on was great. I have such admiration for the ship makers of old. A great story...More

Thank Mel C
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, every 5 star review gives us a boost!

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely museum. We got a deal on bookme but I would have paid full price for this visit (and I don't say that often). There was a display and video showing upstairs, but also a great kids play area which kept our one year...More

Thank deejay153
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Yes I think at least an hour is good, the movie takes around 40 minutes followed by viewing the displays in the museum and then exploring the ship, hull and dry dock. We have a lovely waterfront area which we are happy for people to...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

A genuine relic. The sentences handed out to the convicts carried to Australia impacted me most. 10 years for theft!

Thank David T
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

The Edwin Fox Museum is an interesting, educational museum that tells the story of a ship that brought convicts to Australia and immigrants to New Zealand. As with a lot of things we found in New Zealand it doesn't promote itself as much as it...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

A great review, many thanks for your feedback. Yes unfortunately advertising costs are a disadvantage. Being a charity and not government funded and prioritizing the preservation of the ship is difficult to juggle. We are not as visible as we would like to be, hence...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We found the museum so interesting, and guide talk great in giving us an insight into the history of the area and ship.

Thank Carol J
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your guides talk. Guided tours are available on cruise ship days and on request.

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

To actually stand in the hull of a ship that transported convicts was pretty cool. You can walk around the outside as well as it is in dry dock. The video that runs gives you a bit of the history and don't forget to check...More

Thank catchfab
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Anyone going near picton needs to go to this museum. Lovely people and a wealth of information. By the time we left my wife was in love with the boat and it's history. Truly a gem

Thank jameel r
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you, yes we here at the museum are also in love with the ship!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

We really went because we had time but were soon totally entranced by the history and hardships the early travellers suffered. Being able to explore the whole ship inside and out was amazing as we could see the building materials, accomodation and conditions folk had...More

Thank Robin F
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Great review, many thanks for taking the time, it is most appreciated.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

A really interesting little museum telling the fascinating history of this huge wooden ship. It had so many different owners and uses during its history. Take time to watch the video of how it was reclaimed and moved to the current site, quite a feat...More

Thank Gadabouts95
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you, yes we do believe it is a 'fascinating history' , research is ongoing and staff at the museum enjoy sharing the new stories so please ask!

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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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