Edwin Fox Maritime Centre

Edwin Fox Maritime Centre

Picton

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10 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

18 Museums and Galleries

21 Picton / Marlborough Sounds

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"A great piece of preservation and committment to beautiful workmanship from the past" (customer comment)

Built in 1853 in Calcutta, India The Edwin Fox is an outstanding piece of New Zealands history, come aboard and experieince what life would of been like for immigrants and indeed convicts! Go into the hull of the Ship and get the full sense of her size and also visit the graving dock and look up at this incredible ship.

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South IslandMarlboroughPicton / Marlborough Sounds

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  • Museums and Galleries

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H P Eggenberger

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic old wooden ship.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Rosieposie8

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting museum covering the history of the ship all over the world. Makes you realise how different things were before air travel and cargo ships of today. Then to see the size of the bunks inside too was fascinating for my kids. Definitely worth exploring if you have time in Picton.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Jim Delacruz

Japan

Ranking: 8/10

Pretty cool museum, we would love to see the ship restored.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Warwick Ravell

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

As my grandfather had been a shipwright on sailing ships, I now have a better appreciation of the trade he pursued during his working career - a real education.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This is a wonderful museum, and we could easily have spent lots more time at it. As it was, we were there for 2 hours but had to leave in order to catch our ferry. The local society have decided on 'preservation' rather than 'restoration' of the old ship, and the displays and video tell you why. It's a good idea, and the result is a much more interesting ship to look at, compared with restored ships elsewhere. There was a nice helpful lady volunteer there, too.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Samuel Richard

Benin

Ranking: 10/10

Great!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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stueug

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This was fantastic and we fell that anyone who goes to Picton and misses this will have missed out on a historical treasure.
A must see as far as we're concerned.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Rachel H

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Thank goodness some locals preserved this piece of history. It was amazing to learn about the construction and history of the Edwin Fox, in one of the best local NZ museums I've visited, and then to actually step inside and explore the 9th oldest ship in the world sent tingles down my spine, as I thought of its journeys and the people whose lives it has shaped whilst in awe of its structure.

Reviewed about 11 years ago