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Hong Kong Maritime Museum

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is great, kids love it, adults love it, locals love it, and visitors love it too.It is a non-profit educational institution. This museum illustrates how the West, Asia, and China have contributed, through the history, the development of ships, boats, naval warfare, maritime exploration, and maritime technology advances. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum has the aim to stimulate Chinese and foreign people’sinterest in the world of the maritime history of China, since Hong Kong is the major Asian maritime center.

Museum Hong Kong The Hong Kong Maritime Museum was opened in 2005. The Murray Building currently houses the museum. The Murray Building is a 19thcentury building, once government offices, which was taken stone-by-stone from Central in the early 1980 and reassembled at its current site (Stanley waterfront). The members of the Hong Kong ship-owing and shipping community had the idea to create this museum in 2003. They got the enough resources to support this museum then they collected many important maritime artifacts to exhibit them.

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is divided into two galleries: The Ancient and the Modern Gallery. Visitors will find many interesting thing to see in both galleries. The Ancient gallery follows the development of Chinese vessels, from trading ships to war boasts. The Modern Gallery exhibits the evolution of Hon Kong’s shipping industry. Visitor will see memorabilia from the golden age of ocean steamers. There is also headphones available to listen to a former waiter describe his life working on passenger cargo lines.

Visitors will have a good time in this museum. They will learn all about Chinese ships and maritime related topics. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum has unique scale models of ships. It is perhaps the unique of its type. This museum includes semi-permanent and special exhibitions, dynamic displays, educational events and a museum shop. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is located in Ground fl, Murray Building, Stanley Plaza. Admissions are HK$20 per adult and HK$10 per child. It opens Tuesday to Sunday and public holydays from 10am to 6:00 pm. Visitors can get there by tax or bus (6, 6A, 6X, 260).

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