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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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Relaxing afternoon at the Museum

My hubby works in heavy industry of shipbuilding and he's crazy about sea stuffs. He spot the Maritime Museum the other day when we got off the Star Ferry at Central Pier (we were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby works in heavy industry of shipbuilding and he's crazy about sea stuffs. He spot the Maritime Museum the other day when we got off the Star Ferry at Central Pier (we were heading to So Ho). So the very next day itinerary changed to Hong Kong Maritime Museum!!! It was a perfect date for us to spend a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good museum although we did think there would be a little more about British involvment there and didnt see too much.

Thank AWebb89
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum tracks the maritime history of Hong Kong and this part of China and within that scope covers a fair bit of economic-political history as well. The opium wars are obviously covered and I got the impression the British were let off somewhat lightly. The material on Chinese jurisdiction over neighbouring seas was tactful. Lots of models of ships... More 

Thank SQ320
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Received a free ticket with our Big Bus ticket. Glad we went to the museum as it had very interesting exhibits and excellent views across the harbour to Kowloon. The cafe above the museum was also good, especially the outside area.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find though tucked away on the first floor of Central Pier, above the Big Bus main stop. Until my visit, I knew that Hong Kong was a maritime nation but the reality set in as I was able to see more of that for myself. Great replicas, artworks, and artefacts' from the time of the fishing village. Best... More 

Thank Ozjane
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is situated at the Central Ferry terminal on the Hong Kong side. It,s very interesting, obviously very well financed and very well laid out. Definitely worth a visit and not too expensive, we had free entry included with our Big Bus tour tickets. It's very easy to find as it is located on the pier... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you arrive from Kowloon on the Star Ferry the Museum is on your left on a pier at the water front. It looks a little shabby from the outside, but don't be put off. This three level museum is brilliant. Taking you through the full maritime and local history of the area write up to the present day. Fantastic... More 

Thank Sambler100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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