Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong
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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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This museum was excellent - well set out and with many items to see and read about. The paintings were a bonus and told the history of Hong Kong through the ages. Well worth a visit as was the gift sh... read more »
During our stay in Hong-Kong one day we had some really cold weather with rain etc. so we thought about an in-doors activity for that day. The day before I saw a sign advertising this museum and I tho... read more »
Everyone who is somehow interested in maritime issues should visti this place. The musem is interactive, tells abut history and modern times. I spend there like 2 hours because i got so involved in re... read more »
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.
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.
Interesting displays, history plus contemporary info like maritime archeology, plenty of good descriptions and...a SIMULATOR. It was awesome, still not sure if I am on land or on a boat!
Relocation and expansion have turned this into one of the city’s strongest museums, with 15 well-curated galleries detailing over 2000 years of Chinese maritime history and the development of the Port of Hong Kong. Exhibits include ceramics from China’s ancient sea trade, shipwreck treasures and old nautical instruments. A painted scroll depicting piracy in China in the early 19th century is one of Hong Kong's most important historical artefacts, and, like the rest of the museum, a real eye-opener.
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