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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
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10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Shows a maritime perspective of HK

We enjoyed visiting this museum, it's very well-maintained and the exhibits are presented nicely with well-written English signboards. Facilities are top-notch.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting this museum, it's very well-maintained and the exhibits are presented nicely with well-written English signboards. Facilities are top-notch.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a very enjoyable museum and provides visitors with an interesting and entertaining look at Hong Kong's link with the sea and global shipping. The museum has been incorporated into a disused ferry pier in central and inside visitors will find a well laid out, spacious and air conditioned space. In addition the museum offers... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is centrally located. Takes about two hours to walk through. There's probably something for everyone-adults and children alike-. @ $30 for a regular ticket it is moderately priced.

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Thank 187331Dan
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it's raining or cold it's a lovely peaceful place to visit. So much information & history. Little boys & (big boys ) will love all of the boats on display. Toilets are clean. You can take photos inside.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A museum that start with the history of boating in China, then shipping in Hong Kong and finally shipping in general.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent around two hours here in the museum, which offers some great views of the harbour. It offers a fascinating insight into the history, including the more recent political war surrounding land reclamation issues. Well worth the visit and very cheap as well.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this museum by chance during my recent visit to HKG. I wish to take the star ferry and I found this museum. Luckily a guided tour was about to start. I was fully satisfied by the displays and the explanation given by a retired water policeman. It is not a huge museum but it is perhaps to be... More 

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Thank gehararigo
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Visited the museum on our visit to Hong Kong and thoroughly enjoyed the museum. It is very well laid out and the exhibits all have information to advise. We were lucky enough to have access to the ships simulator, which is usually closed on the day we visited. The staff member was waiting for students to arrive and saw we... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had been to a number of museums in HK during our trip and had a bit of spare time while wandering the star ferry terminal at Central, so decided to go into the maritime museum. The museum was an eye-opener, did not realise the importance of the harbour to HK from pre-Ming times to the mid 1960s. The exhibition... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit with lots of interesting and educational exhibitions. Try loading containers onto a ship. It is more difficult than it looks. Interesting case study of the Rich Harvest incident off Drake Island.

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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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