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“Very interesting”

Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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US$279.00*
and up
Private Tour: Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong
Ranked #38 of 818 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The tickets for this museum was included in our Hop On Hop Off Big Bus tickets and we decided to 'fit this in' between a bus tour and the night tour. We weren,t able to spend too much time here but it was very interesting showing you the different types of boats used in Hong Kong over the centuries and how their uses have changed plus the history of Kong Kong and the harbour. There were some interactive exhibits which is great for kids of all ages! They also have a great roof top cafe which serves good food, wines, beers, coffee, cakes etc. and when we visited there was also a live band playing which were good.

Visited February 2017
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Caerdydd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Really intetesting and informative ”
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I wanted to visit the museum to see a model of a ferry my uncle used to Captain. However I was interested to discover so much through the exhibits. Very well presented but we probably needed another couple of hours to take it all in . The film of the container vessel was amazing and so educational. Well done and thank you.

Visited January 2017
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting all you need to know about the maritime history of Hong Kong”
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had admission included as part of our Big Red Bus ticket so went in because of that rather than any great desire to see the museum.
We were pleasantly surprised and a compact but well laid out and interesting museum covering shipping and trade from the beginning right up to date.
The staff were very pleasant and helpful and as an added bonus there is a café on the roof with open seating in the sunshine and very cold beer!

Visited January 2017
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“check out the simulator”
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The top floor of the museum has a ship simulator. You can try your skill at navigating around Victoria Harbour. Very entertaining for the kids. The entries are timed. Inquire at the front desk.

The display of ancient maps is a highlight of the museum.

Visited January 2017
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Morges, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An unexpected treasure trove”
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The museum looks quite small from the outside -- in fact, it's a converted Star Ferry Pier -- but it's fairly packed with a lot of curated models (of various sea vessels), actual pieces (including the intriguing Gentiloni paintings), and very informative panels from the maritime routes around Asia before the age of exploration, to the Opium wars, to interactive exhibits on radar readings (pick your favorite Star Ferry!) and the morse code. Worth spending an afternoon, especially if you have more than three days in Hong Kong! And at HKD$30 for adults, definitely a steal.

Visited January 2017
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