Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational institution funded by Hong Kong's international shipping community and is located on the ground floor of Murray House in Stanley, Hong Kong. The museum illustrates how China, Asia and the West have contributed through the ages to the development of boats, ships, maritime exploration and trade, and naval warfare.
While concentrating on the South China coast and its adjacent seas, it also covers global trends and provides a comprehensive account of Hong Kong's growth and development as a major world port and maritime centre. The museum includes semi-permanent and special exhibitions, dynamic displays, educational events and a museum shop.
The museum is divided into two galleries, the ancient gallery and the modern gallery, displaying more than 500 exhibits including models of ancient and modern ships, paintings, ceramics, trade goods and ships manifests. A model of a 2,000-year-old boat made of pottery from the Han Dynasty is one of the highlights of the Museum.
Another treasure is the early 19th century, 18 metre long, ink-painting scroll, Pacifying the South China Sea, showing how the Viceroy of the Two Guangs, Bailing, solved the problem of piratical lawlessness on the Guangdong coast in 1809-1810. A featured highlight is the Battle of Lantau in which imperial naval forces battled Hong Kong's most famous pirate, Zhang Baozai.
Opening hours :
Tue to Sun, Public Holidays : 10am - 6pm
Closed on Mondays, 1st and 2nd days of Lunar Chinese New Year