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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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The 3 level museum is a high quality experience - the displays are informative, professionally displayed, and provide a steady and varied stream of maritime content. If you have a... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
John T
Cebu City, Philippines
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

The 3 level museum is a high quality experience - the displays are informative, professionally displayed, and provide a steady and varied stream of maritime content. If you have a maritime interest already, this museum is an absolute must. Even if you're just along for the ride, I think there will be things in the museum that will capture your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

I especially enjoyed reading about the section on traditional Chinese maritime history and boat building. The models are beautiful, as are some of the exhibited items. The part on early history of Hong Kong and of Victoria Harbour is also interesting. There are some lovely paintings of Canton, expecially the one by Alexander Hume of the Foreign Factories. There was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

A well laid out and interesting museum showing the history of shipping in the area. Interesting items such as bell divers hate on display. Entry fee is $30 HKD

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

A very extensive collection of Hong Kong's maritime history, superbly situated next to the Star Ferry on the Island

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Situated next to Star Ferry, it can be easy to give this museum a miss. Don't, it covers the maritime history excellently with all aspects covered from ancient trading to modern technology. We spent 2 hours there only leaving when the museum closed.

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We found this place very interesting with all the models and explanations about how maritime history has evolved over the centuries.

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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