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Hong Kong Maritime Museum

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Address: Man Kwong Street | Central Ferry Pier No. 8, Hong Kong, China
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+852 3713 2500
09:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM), opened at Murray House in Stanley in...

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM), opened at Murray House in Stanley in 2005, is a vibrant, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. Since 2013, the Museum has been relocated to the picturesque Victoria Harbour at Central Pier No. 8. An independent, non-profit registered charity, HKMM is supported by the shipping industry, the business community, private individuals and the Hong Kong SAR Government. HKMM houses 15 galleries including a venue space for special exhibitions and events, a resource centre, a roof-top social enterprise café, and a gift shop. HKMM promotes Hong Kong, China and Asia's maritime history and heritage as well as the vital role that ships and the sea play in our past, present and future. It also offers visitors a variety of public programmes including guided tours, workshops, public talks, and school, community and family activities.

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A full day visit

The Maritime Museum is easily accessible in Central. It has a lot to read and go through and is nicely made out. Also our 6 year old enjoyed herself and the activities for kids... read more

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Haugesund, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Maritime Museum is easily accessible in Central. It has a lot to read and go through and is nicely made out. Also our 6 year old enjoyed herself and the activities for kids, she took her hunting seriously. We also had a decent meal overlooking the harbour.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had access to this attraction as part of our Big Bus ticket. Interesting place if you like maritime stuff. Covered sailing and the different types of boats over the last several thousand years. Also the history of the conflicts during the opium wars. Nice way to spend an hour of your time.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not really into maritime history normally, but had some time to kill. Very cheap entry ($30HKD per adult) for somewhere you could wander through slowly and spend an easy 1-2hours, or smash through it in 20-30mins. Plenty of model ships from early Chinese vessels through to today's tankers. Plenty of artefacts from old ships also and interesting displays on history... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

spent 3 hours walking around this museum during my recent stay in HK, found out many new things about hong kong and the history of it's role as a gateway to china, well worth a visit,

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located by the waterfront, this privately run museum is well organized, has wonderful scaled models of ships from different era, and provides interesting information for both kids and adults. It even has a moving simulator at the top floor which you can, with the assistance of real professionals, to steer a ship in the Victoria harbour!

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to fill in time and also free tickect as part of big bus premium tour. Was impressed by the displays and information provided. Was well worth the visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent about 2 hours with my family. There were many interactive TV screens, maritime experiences including the ship driving simulator. Apart from other parents who didn't seem to care about waiting etiquette or the photo opportunity etiquette it was a pleasant experience with a lovely view of the harbour in a nicely air conditioned building on a hot day...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed learning about maritime history of Hong Kong. The kids really enjoyed the interactive aspects of many of the exhibits. The model ships were really impressive, really worth a visit.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into some history this is a cool stop. Nicely done, and we'll laid out. We spent about 45 minutes before going to Kowloon

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spend an hour and half and thats not enough (Atleast 3 hrs) to digest everything. Learnt about the silk and tea trade, the story after WWII and the british occupation. Interesting. Take the ferry afterwards for a nice experience... the jetty is right there.

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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