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Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong

(4.2/5 based on 320+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 di...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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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.