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Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Newly relocated Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a hidden gem

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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