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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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I never visited the museum when it was housed in Murray House in Stanley, but today went to see what had been done in relocating the HKMM to Pier 8 in Central. I have to say that... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2013
Tim C
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We recently visited the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HK$30 per adult), which reopened earlier this year at its new location at the Central Ferry Pier (Pier 8) in the Central district on Hong Kong Island. We were quite pleased with the new museum and consider it to be one of the better museum options we have for visitors to Hong... More 

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Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

Real pity to see such a small museum for such a great maritime heritage nation. Location and venue fantastic but displays only average and no credit for the influence HK has played. Better maritime displays at the fav HK heritage museum on other side of Victoria harbour

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

I never visited the museum when it was housed in Murray House in Stanley, but today went to see what had been done in relocating the HKMM to Pier 8 in Central. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. The HKMM is a partnership between government and the shipping industry and a successful one too. The... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Millions spent on a fabulous new Martime museum previously in Stanley. Next to HK Island Star Ferry terminal and so interesting. Children loved the interactive exhibits and we were impressed by the historical treasures beautifully displayed. Worth worth a visit and a hard day exploring HK maritime history.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

This new museum is very well laid out and I spent a couple of hours here - though I think you do have to have some interest in the subject to spend as much time here. The entry fee is very reasonable though - and there are plenty of interactive displays and exhibits to have fun with. Also good views... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

The newly opened Maritime Museum at Central Pier 8 is well worth a visit. Spacious surroundings with huge windows overlooking the Harbour ; ideal location! From fisherfolk to pirates with everything in between, including interesting facts about the industrial work of the port, a great way to pass an afternoon if the weather turns rainy

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Reviewed 27 March 2013

This museum is right on Hong Kong harbour and allows you to make sense of Hong Kong (primarily a trading port) in a way nothing else would. I found it to be both enjoyable and well-made. That having been said, my companion judged it boring and, if you are used to free museums, the HK$30 cash-only entrance ticket comes as... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2013

I understand that this museum has just relocated to central pier 8.that probably explains why there are very few directional signs and the entrance is hard to find.inside you will find a state of the art museum on 3 floors.the bottom floor deals with the development of shipping.it is probably the best gallery.the middle floor deals with charting the depths... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

This museum was previously situated in Stanley. It existed since 2005, closed 6 years later due to high rent & moved to the present location. Opened in February 2013, the new museum is much bigger & has more exhibits than before. It tells the story of the maritime history of Hong Kong & her neighbouring cities in China. Models of... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2013

HONG KONG MARITIME MUSEUM Central Ferry Pier 8 I first visited this museum in 2009 when it was located at Stanley and found the exhibits to be very informative and impressive. My second visit was on the day after the opening of the museum at the new site at Central Ferry Pier 8. The museum is set to appeal to... More 

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