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Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong
(4.2/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Learn about trade and maritime history in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta at Hong Kong Maritime Museum. This attraction boasts 15 galleries filled with exhibitions like ancient and modern ship models, relations between China and Western trading nations throughout history, and an early 19th-century ink-painting scroll portraying a viceroy defeating the pirates on Guangdong coast in 1810. Follow the information over 25 interactive screens that make learning easy and interesting. Add Hong Kong Maritime Museum to your Hong Kong travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hong Kong trip generator.
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  • Very conveniently located adjacent to the Star Ferry. Well worth spending an hour or two there. Exhibits range from early Chinese exploration to modern container shipping, and give a good understandin...  more »
  • Although we have visited HK a few times, we had not visited the Maritime Museum before. We both found it interesting and when my wife's energy started to flag, she was happy to sit at the huge picture...  more »
  • We had only a short time to visit the museum so just briefly saw the exhibits. Will come back next time and spend more time as there was a lot to see especially for marine and history fans. 
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  • Nice and interesting for people that like the ocean. Additional explanations can be valuable for some exhibits. I spent almost 5 hours from bottom to top - ending is at top.
  • Good museum, very interesting and well laid out, and the air conditioning gave a welcome respite!
  • Excellent museum!! It was actually much more informative and well organized than I expected. There was a lot of information and I could have spent a few more hours if I didn't have another obligation. I recommend, even if you are not a fan of Maritime history, you will surely learn interesting facts about Hong Kong.
  • The lower floor is by far the best. For those interested in reading the details: Good artifacts but inconsistent displays, which sometimes get confused over what the naming convention should be (Canton versus Guangzhou, Pekin versus Beijing, &c.). Slightly unnecessary bias in some of the more speculative captions. Feels a little disjointed and 'too many cooks have spoiled the broth' in the design and authorship of the displays.
  • Decently curated museum for the most part, but their Hong Kong and I (or a similar name) exhibit is fantastic as it tells the story of Hong Kong through goods and products used/traded by Hong Kongers over the years. Small exhibit, that will take you about 2 hours if you read everything, and has lots of interactive displays. Great for kids and history geeks.