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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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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
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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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Very interesting all you need to know about the maritime history of Hong Kong

We had admission included as part of our Big Red Bus ticket so went in because of that rather than any great desire to see the museum. We were pleasantly surprised and a compact... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2017
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had admission included as part of our Big Red Bus ticket so went in because of that rather than any great desire to see the museum. We were pleasantly surprised and a compact but well laid out and interesting museum covering shipping and trade from the beginning right up to date. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The top floor of the museum has a ship simulator. You can try your skill at navigating around Victoria Harbour. Very entertaining for the kids. The entries are timed. Inquire at the front desk. The display of ancient maps is a highlight of the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The museum looks quite small from the outside -- in fact, it's a converted Star Ferry Pier -- but it's fairly packed with a lot of curated models (of various sea vessels), actual pieces (including the intriguing Gentiloni paintings), and very informative panels from the maritime routes around Asia before the age of exploration, to the Opium wars, to interactive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Located centrally on the HK waterfront this extensive museum is interesting and well laid out with a variety of displays which are bilingually explained so that they may be enjoyed by english speakers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you are interested in ships and seafaring activities, this is worth visiting. It costs HK$15 for seniors (aged over 60).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Since free admission was included in our Big Bus ticket, we decided to go to the Maritime Museum and were extremely pleased. The museum traces the maritime history of China from antiquity to the 20th century and is inclusive of maritime law and lore around the world. The museum is divided into 3 "decks" with vivid displays and explanations in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We went to this museum the second day we in Hong Kong. This is a very detailed museum that contains a lot of information on ships and shipping. It cost us $15 HK as the seniors age was 60 years. The museum is located on the pier that is right beside the Star ferry. It was fun to watch these... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

As Hong Kong locals, we had a fascinating visit to this well designed, nicely procured museum - much to our surprises! Apart from a wide spread of maritime artefacts which are expected . The museum contained interesting exhibits on the coastal development of Hong Kong including sea trade which formed the backbone of Hong Kong's status as the world's trading... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit but not a must see. It is a terrific repository of maritime history and there are some amazingly crafted miniatures of different junk boats throughout history. Has a good exhibit on the development of Victoria Harbour, a short film on cargo shipping. Has an excellent view of the Kowloon side of the Harbour. A great value for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

There are a lot of ship models and related exhibits shown here, some of which you can see the effort being put in to make it. Try to spend 2 hours if possible to best enjoy all the exhibits on display.

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