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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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A nice way to learn about the history of Hong Kong

This is a very affordable way to learn about Hong Kong's early days as a sea faring group of islands. AUD$5 per person is well worth the visit. It's a little dated, but very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I had a free ticket with the hop-on hop-off bus pass that I purchased and so made a visit before I took that ferry back to Kowloon (it's located next to the ferry terminal). They have lots of ship models but unless you have a particular interest in the subject matter, it's quite dry overall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a very affordable way to learn about Hong Kong's early days as a sea faring group of islands. AUD$5 per person is well worth the visit. It's a little dated, but very insightful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Such an interesting place to visit, the history of Hong Kong, from the sea and trading point of view. Good displays with working models. Easy to find next to star ferry on central. Spent an absorbing couple of hours, would go again, so much to take in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Perfectly located right next to the Star Ferry terminal, the maritime museum is well worth a visit. The displays are very well put together and the museum has a plethora of interesting artifacts and information. A fantastic way to spend a few hours and learn something too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours in here all up, and highly recommend this museum for its historical value. Displays are interpreted well, and some of the pieces are real treasures. Because it is Maritime Safety week here we got the added bonus of a free excursion onto a modern tug boat, tied up to the adjacent wharf. That was VERY... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

It is right next to the Star Ferry in a renovated pier. It is very rich in history with displays in scripts, photos, artifacts,models of the activities in the harbor from the time of a fishing village to a world class commercial trading port. There is an admission charge, but worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

So many interesting and informative maritime related displays. Need several hours here. Suitable for all ages to experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Nice museum with a detailed maritime history focused on Hong Kong. Entry is $30 for adults, $15 for concession(junior and senior)- so won't break the bank, but for a couple of hours of air conditioned wandering, looking at maritime artifacts old and new, could just be an ideal escape from the heat and hustle of Kowloon and HK. Good views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've never been to this place before but so I glad I made the visit. Located on Pier 8 in Central it is easily accessible. The museum is a total maritime experience and some of the models are stunning. One of the best maritime museums I've been to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, friendly service (rare find in HK), amazing information, beautiful and well cared for exhibits.. this is a must see in HK!

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