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Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Newly relocated Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a hidden gem

A display of weapons used by pirates through the ages. Photo: Dickson Lee

The Maritime Museum is now - appropriately - located on Pier No 8 at the heart of Victoria Harbour.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 10:44am

Hong Kong, Chile maritime museums sign co-operative pact

Rear Admiral Humberto Ramirez, secretary general of the Chilean Navy

Hong Kong Maritime Museum has set sail on a voyage to develop partnerships with countries that share a rich sea-going history, starting with Chile. In a symbolic move seen as a transpacific handshake, the museum signed a co-operation agreement on Friday with the National Maritime Museum in the port city of Valparaiso.

2 Jun 2013 - 8:18am

Shipping treasures on the doorstep

A general view of Hong Kong Maritime Museum in Central. Photo: May Tse

Few places in Hong Kong sell classy, original, and interesting things any more, but one has popped up right under our nose in Central. It’s the shop attached to the new Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The museum sits on Pier 7 of the Central piers, next to the Star Ferry pier.

22 Apr 2013 - 5:51pm

See the 'Barbarian Suppressing and Pacifying General'

Learn from Li Hongzhang

There is a new attraction on the Central waterfront. No, it's not another shopping mall, bar or restaurant. We are referring to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, which opened at its new location at Central's Pier 8 last month, after six years at Murray House in Stanley.

26 Mar 2013 - 5:39am

Letters to the Editor, February 24, 2013

Karen Mok recalled her early days as a singer. Photo: AP

During my tenure as museum director, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum averaged 35,000 paying visitors a year. This compares favourably with the paid visits to government museums and, indeed, with that of similar maritime museums abroad.

24 Feb 2013 - 1:50am 2 comments

Commitment to trade cements Hong Kong-Chile ties

Diving helmets displayed at Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The brass bell of the former three-masted Chilean training ship, 'General Baquedano', will also be displayed as part of an exhibition. Photo: David Wong

For the first time in well over a century, a part of Chile's naval history with Asia has returned to Hong Kong. The brass bell of the former three-masted Chilean training ship, "General Baquedano", along with a ceremonial sword that belonged to an officer who served on board the vessel during one of its voyages circumnavigating the globe, will be displayed as part of an exhibition at Hong Kong's new Maritime Museum.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:46am

Hong Kong Maritime Museum ready for relaunch after facelift at Central pier

Diving helmets displays at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier 8. Photo: David Wong

The museum, set up by private donors in 2004, moved last June from the ground floor of Murray House in Stanley to its new home - a prime four-deck waterfront location overlooking Victoria Harbour.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:23am

Harbour watchdog backs yacht club's proposal for racing facilities

Harbour watchdog backs yacht club's proposal for racing facilities

A harbour watchdog has backed a proposal to make room on the harbourfront for an international yacht race village and a permanent site for the Maritime Museum in Causeway Bay.

The Harbourfront Commission hopes the government will factor in such facilities in its work on the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link before it is too late.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Maritime museum has high hopes for new home

The city's maritime museum expects to welcome 200,000 visitors per year to its new harbourfront home in Central when it opens in January, a five-fold increase on the attendance at its present home in Stanley.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's important maritime heritage needs a proper showcase

I wish to comment on the financial problems being experienced by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum ('That sinking feeling', August 12), which you say is 'under pressure to move, the repository of our sea heritage is fighting to survive'.

It is no secret that Hong Kong is obsessed with benchmarking itself with New York and London.

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Zeman splashes out to own a HK treasure

One of the most famous vessels of Victoria Harbour is changing hands in a deal that will help keep Hong Kong's maritime history alive while giving one of the city's high rollers a new toy.

HSBC has sold the 21-metre motor launch Wayfoong to Alan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Association, and is donating the HK$650,000 sale proceeds to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

The Exhibitions

International Museum Day

More than 30 museums from Guangdong province, Macau and Hong Kong present a two-day event featuring educational activities (left), interactive and computer games, video shows, tea-drinking demonstrations and art exhibitions. Today, 10am-6pm, Piazza of the HK Cultural Centre and HK Museum of Art, free. Inquiries: 2721 0116

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

General information

11 May 2006 - 12:00am

Plain sailing

MURRAY HOUSE IS a something of a museum piece in itself. But the 151- year-old building at Stanley has just taken on even greater historical significance, becoming home to the city's fourth private museum.

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

We're having a bout of museum mania. In addition to debate over the four potential institutions in West Kowloon, the shipping industry will soon open its Maritime Museum in the restored Murray Barracks at Stanley. The Housing Authority is pressing on with plans for a Museum of Housing in Mark 1 resettlement blocks in Shek Kip Mei. All well and good.

22 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

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