Edwin Fox Museum, Picton

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  • The Edwin Fox has had more incarnations than you’d believe possible. From cargo ship to lowly coal store, convict transport to refrigeration unit - its history is very well explained in a video and th...  more »
  • Picton is proud of this old sailing ship that they have preserved not restored. It was built on 1850’s and sailed troops to the Crimea, toots convicts to West Australia and settlers to New Zealand. An...  more »
  • With a bit of time to spare in Picton it was a short walk to this place. I was suprised to see it. There is a short movie to watch first to explain everything about the ship and then a museum style di...  more »
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  • Gosh it is a hard ask to make a visitor experience out of an old ship - there must be some hard core history nuts in Picton as this is a pretty good effort. It is quite interesting seeing how small a standard berth was for an migrating family, wow it must have rough. Conditions for convicts - argh that must have been hell. So it is a well set out and informative but due to the nature of the limited subject the overall experience is a bit limited.
  • Interesting piece of history. A little gem hidden away in Picton. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Went during Maritime Festival so entrance was by gold coin donation. Definitely a great place to visit and see the last remaining convict ship.
  • This a neat museum and the ship in the dry docks is very cool to explore.
  • Didn't expect much, so was delighted to find well set-out exhibition, lots of info, great ops for photos and access to inside and outside of hull. The Edwin Fox deserves more backing from sport- mad kiwis, it's a gem.

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