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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 glimpse of Hong Kong history

Highlty recommended Museum, take you through the journey of shipping in the region but also greater China up to the creation of HK and contemporary maritime practices. A must see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Highlty recommended Museum, take you through the journey of shipping in the region but also greater China up to the creation of HK and contemporary maritime practices. A must see, very interactive and kids should enjoy as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is really interesting. The information is very helpful and also interactive. There are also recreasions of ships to the smallest detail. The best part about the whole museum has to be the Ship Simulator on A-Deck. You get to drive a boat across Victoria Habour, but you only get to control the rudder, not even the speed. A... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are a maritime history buff, you will be happy to visit and spend a few hours in this well thought out and informative museum. It has lots of displays, pictures and even interactive games for both children and adults. Bonus points for also being on the water with large panoramic vistas of the Hong Kong harbour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful setup museum with lots of photography and very well presented and explained exhibits about the history of Hong Kong. Very well climatized, it is worth to spend the necessary time to learn about HK and shipping in general.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Honestly i thought the Maritime Museum wasn't really such and interesting place to visit.... But i was WRONG !!! Laid out progressing through the ages, i realised the history, surrounding Hong Kong, to which previously i had been oblivious was so much more richer and vibrant than i had imagined. Paintings and models enhance the journey through the ages, add... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This museum was excellent - well set out and with many items to see and read about. The paintings were a bonus and told the history of Hong Kong through the ages. Well worth a visit as was the gift shop - a must for anyone interested in history and/or maritime topics - good value for money too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

During our stay in Hong-Kong one day we had some really cold weather with rain etc. so we thought about an in-doors activity for that day. The day before I saw a sign advertising this museum and I thought this might be an option. And it was so much more than that. I would recommend this museum to everyone who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Everyone who is somehow interested in maritime issues should visti this place. The musem is interactive, tells abut history and modern times. I spend there like 2 hours because i got so involved in reading abut ancient sailing culture. The stuff is also very nice and helpfull. What is more it is a musem so let's face it is quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

You need to visit the cafe upstairs that serves beautiful coffee and cake served by helpful attendants. The museum holds a special collection of ship models, plays continuously informative movies and look out for the stuffed cat, very life like.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very easy to get to. Really enjoyed spending a couple of hours here on a rainy day looking at the wonderful ship replicas and the beautifully detailed paintings. There is so much history about daily lives in those paintings. Really worth spending the time. We also had a light lunch at their Cafe 8 which employs young people with learning... More 

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