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“Worth a visit - especially the container exhibit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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US$279.00*
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Private Tour: Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong
Ranked #35 of 807 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.
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Worth a visit - especially the container exhibit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to a number of museums in HK during our trip and had a bit of spare time while wandering the star ferry terminal at Central, so decided to go into the maritime museum.

The museum was an eye-opener, did not realise the importance of the harbour to HK from pre-Ming times to the mid 1960s.

The exhibition on the shipping containers is amazing. You need to platy the game of filling a ship with containers, looks easy, but I sunk 5 ships - good fun.

Definitely worth a visit.

Visited March 2017
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Visit ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit with lots of interesting and educational exhibitions. Try loading containers onto a ship. It is more difficult than it looks. Interesting case study of the Rich Harvest incident off Drake Island.

Visited March 2017
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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“Informative Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Admission included in our Big Bus Tour & it was worthwhile spending time there. Excellent displays, views over the harbour & interactive models. Nice cafe as well.

Visited February 2017
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Something for everyone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Visited October 2016
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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