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“Small but wonderful 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 #37 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Small but wonderful museum”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I visited this museum by chance during my recent visit to HKG. I wish to take the star ferry and I found this museum. Luckily a guided tour was about to start. I was fully satisfied by the displays and the explanation given by a retired water policeman. It is not a huge museum but it is perhaps to be the best place to understand the history and evolution of Hong Kong.

Visited March 2017
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Visited the museum on our visit to Hong Kong and thoroughly enjoyed the museum. It is very well laid out and the exhibits all have information to advise. We were lucky enough to have access to the ships simulator, which is usually closed on the day we visited. The staff member was waiting for students to arrive and saw we were looking and asked if we would like to come in. It was a fantastic experience and really made our visit memorable.

Visited March 2017
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Canberra, Australia
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“Worth a visit - especially the container exhibit”
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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 ”
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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”
Reviewed 24 February 2017 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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