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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
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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
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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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Caerdydd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located centrally on the HK waterfront this extensive museum is interesting and well laid out with a variety of displays which are bilingually explained so that they may be enjoyed by english speakers.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in ships and seafaring activities, this is worth visiting. It costs HK$15 for seniors (aged over 60).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since free admission was included in our Big Bus ticket, we decided to go to the Maritime Museum and were extremely pleased. The museum traces the maritime history of China from antiquity to the 20th century and is inclusive of maritime law and lore around the world. The museum is divided into 3 "decks" with vivid displays and explanations in... More 

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