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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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Worth a visit - especially the container exhibit

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... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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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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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Admission included in our Big Bus Tour & it was worthwhile spending time there. Excellent displays, views over the harbour & interactive models. Nice cafe as well.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

This museum is sited in a mock-up of the old Star Ferry piers, very convenient for the ferry across the harbour. I always associate Maritime museums with just rows of models of ships, but this is much more interesting than that. There was an unusual temporary exhibition of photos of Hong Kong taken in the 1940s and '50s by a... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The tickets for this museum was included in our Hop On Hop Off Big Bus tickets and we decided to 'fit this in' between a bus tour and the night tour. We weren,t able to spend too much time here but it was very interesting showing you the different types of boats used in Hong Kong over the centuries and... More 

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Caerdydd
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I wanted to visit the museum to see a model of a ferry my uncle used to Captain. However I was interested to discover so much through the exhibits. Very well presented but we probably needed another couple of hours to take it all in . The film of the container vessel was amazing and so educational. Well done and... More 

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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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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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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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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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