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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 and other attractions to your Hong Kong trip itinerary using our Hong Kong day trip tool.
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  • A MUST visit when coming to Hong Kong! The unsuspecting name does not reveal the true importance and value of this museum. It describes vividly the more than 300 years of trade between the West and... 
    A MUST visit when coming to Hong Kong! The unsuspecting name does not reveal the true importance and value of this museum. It describes vividly the more than 300 years of trade between the West and...  more »
  • On 06 of Nov, My family and I prepared to go enjoy sunset and do some exercise at the waterfront. Because of my leg is not function well and have to holding the walking stick. When we arrived... 
    On 06 of Nov, My family and I prepared to go enjoy sunset and do some exercise at the waterfront. Because of my leg is not function well and have to holding the walking stick. When we arrived...  more »
  • Interesting and convenient exhibit, located just next to the Star Ferry terminal in Central. Everything from ancient vessels and lore to modern shipping. 
    Interesting and convenient exhibit, located just next to the Star Ferry terminal in Central. Everything from ancient vessels and lore to modern shipping.  more »
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  • Very informative Marine history with great details for HK and Chinese history. May be the only improvement is with a bit brighter lighting at several displays, which can help highlight the focus of various themes.
  • Great museum - lots of interesting displays and information. Fabulously located at Central Pier so the museum sits out into the water making boat / ferry spotting a fun activity for younger children. My three year old enjoyed it but would be great to have more interactive displays for younger kids. The displays are probably more suited to older children that can read / have an interest in maritime history and adults than toddlers/younger kids.
  • A MUST visit when coming to Hong Kong! The unsuspecting name does not reveal the true importance and value of this museum. It describes vividly the more than 300 years of trade between the West and China - especially the European trade with China via Hong Kong. We can learn that there is nothing new to this world - todays trade and relationship issues and mutual benefits for both worlds have not much changed in principle - all that changed is technology and media. We can learn from this museum that trade between the western world and China is mutually beneficial since hundreds of years - so we can truly relax a little bit in our overexcited times and refrain from getting carried away with the different political systems in place. It's does not matter on either side - Let's learn a bit from history and how we are in the end all just humans who want to have a decent good life ! this museum is very educational and teaches is us daily life in the "old times" and you will be surprised how close it is to the "new times" that we live in. Spend 2 hours there BUT GO ON WEEKENDS when volunteers are there to explain you details - otherwise you will not capture the essence of the trade history and how it relates to today's world. THE guides are very knowledgeable and competent and extremely friendly and helpful. A privately run Museum - my respect. Absolutely worth a visit.
  • Nice place, introducing into the complex history of the Hongkong Harbour with most historical milestones and events.
  • A hidden treasure in Hong Kong!! I wanted to visit this museum since years... finally I made it! To my positive surprise, although it's not a huge, high profile museum, there are many things to see inside. The best part is, if you go during the weekend, there are free guides to take you through the different parts of the museum. They are volunteers, very knowledgeable in their selected topics, and you can have a really good conversation with them. There are also regular seminars/presentations on history, marine life... held in this museum. Visit their website to find out more. Absolutely recommend this little treasure to those who are interested in maritime history, history of Hong Kong, China to visit. You will not be disappointed.

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