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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
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

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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great maritime museum

I went to Hong Kong Maritime Museum because I need a case study for my final assignment. Even the museum is small, but it's very complete. There are 2 galleries, Ancient and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 February 2012
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

I went to Hong Kong Maritime Museum because I need a case study for my final assignment. Even the museum is small, but it's very complete. There are 2 galleries, Ancient and Modern. It's very interesting, because the collections are separated by timeline. The room is very comfy, and the presentation of the collections is very nice, not boring. I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

There's some good exhibits in the Museum, but unfortunately I'm judging it against the Maritime Museum in Greenwich, which is more than three rooms. It seems a little strange that given how much of Hong Kong's history has been related to the sea, that there would be so little shown here, save a few replicas of boats and a pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Located in the Murray House on the pier in Stanley (south side), this is a small exhibit, but extraordinarily interesting, considering Hong Kong's role in some important Chinese history, not least the Opium Wars. A quick visit, but a good museum for a half day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

After making so many trips to Stanley Beach, I finally made it to this quiet little museum (with my husband on a recent visit). A lot of work has obviously gone into building models and displays. It's very well laid out and presented. I wish I could have taken pics inside, but I obeyed the no picture taking sign. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2011

This museum is nice and compact. Although my time was limited I had time to see it all. One afternoon is indeed amply sufficient if you also wish to visit the shop. The ancient gallery was of more interest to me than the modern one. Afterwards I had an early dinner at the so-called "Pizza-Express" down the road which I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2010

This is a small museum with a series of excellent displays that describe the maritime history of Hong Kong and south eastern China in general. The ship models are particularly well done. Plan two hours if you read most or all of the display text. As usual for Hong Kong the English texts are almost perfect and contain the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2009

This small, off-the-beaten-path museum is beautifully done and well worth the extra effort you have to make to get to Stanley. The exhibits, especially the ship models, are wonderful, with excellent presentation and explanations. If you are even slightly interested in the maritime history of Hong Kong, make time to visit here. And be sure to include some time to... More 

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