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“Knowledgeble seaview museum”

Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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Ranked #38 of 818 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.
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“Knowledgeble seaview museum”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

It located at Central Pier No. 8 and with a fantastic seaview. It is convenient to go to. The displays and exhbits are very informative. You can understand the history of this famous city deeply. Definitely worth to visit it especially during the hot hot summer time outside. Lastly, suggest you also go to the roof to see the beautiful sunset of Victoria Harbour,

Visited July 2014
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“Nice museum in great location”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

A lovely and appropriate setting for this nice museum, right on the waterfront. It is not huge but has lots to interest people of all ages with plenty of interactive things for kids. We particularly enjoyed a special display on the golden age of ocean liners that was on when we visited. The cafe above the museum is also worth a visit.

Visited August 2014
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“Informative and good value”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We went into museum to get away from the heat and humidity of Hong Kong and were pleased that we did,in cool pleasantly lit surroundings you can view the history of the island and immediate mainland up to the present day.
Many of the artifacts are concerned with the British occupation,but a lot of the displays shows the trading and military history of the area,and we especially liked the small models of various styles of ships and boats that plied their trade in the local waters,with ancient maps and some 'hands on' exhibits it's well worth a visit and is very close to the Star ferry terminal on the island, discounts are available for children and 'old codgers' so making it a good value attraction where you can spend a few hours.

Visited May 2014
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“A fantastic review of Hong Kong's maritime history”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Face it, the British chose Hong Kong for Victoria Bay the largest natural deep water port in the world.

This museum allows you to appreciate that before the British came there was a sea faring tradition in China and that Hong Kong was a part of it.

Great for the little ones as well eg the Morse code training tool and example of a real life bridge of a ship

Visited May 2014
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“Hong Kong maritime museum”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This as a fabulous wet morning activity
Really interesting stuff and quiet mid week
Cheap entry - stay as long as you like
Located right at the central pier

Visited May 2014
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