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Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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Ranked #50 of 878 things to do in Hong Kong
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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.
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This museum is sited in a mock-up of the old Star Ferry piers, very convenient for the ferry across the harbour. I always associate Maritime museums with just rows of models of ships, but this is much more interesting than that. There was an unusual temporary exhibition of photos of Hong Kong taken in the 1940s and '50s by a Chinese ex-sailor who became an ice-cream salesman selling from a bicycle. The permanent displays cover all aspects of the sea and ships, with a good emphasis on the environment. A good way to spend an hour or two, especially if the weather is inclement.

Thank Audrey S
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"interactive displays"
in 24 reviews
"ship models"
in 17 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 21 reviews
"seafaring history"
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"early chinese"
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"on display"
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"early days"
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"central ferry pier"
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"murray house"
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"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"opium wars"
in 8 reviews
"big bus ticket"
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"several floors"
in 4 reviews
"bus tour"
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"two hours"
in 11 reviews
"an interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"children and adults"
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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.

Thank ABlackCountryLass
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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.

Thank Siwan
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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!

Thank traveller175England
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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.

Thank Wei Y
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