• What's On

    Past Events and Exhibitions
  • The Hong Kong Maritime Museum offers public programming for adults, families and community groups on a regular basis and in connection with special exhibitions. For adults, we invite speakers to Saturdays Talks to share their areas of expertise across a wide range of topics. For families we hold storytelling and arts and crafts workshops

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02 Apr 2016 10:30-18:00

A symposium firstly co-organised by Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Asian Art Hong Kong. ... more

28 Feb 2016 14:00-17:00 (in Cantonese)

In this workshop, ceramic artist Winus Lee will introduce the history of Guangcai and the way it became rooted in Hong Kong. Winus will demonstrate the techniques and participants can decorate their own unique plates. ... more

30 Jan 2016 14:00-1600 (in English)

A Victorian euphemism for wishing ill on someone was ‘Go to Hong Kong’! where life expectancy for the foreigner was low. Nowhere shows this better than the Protestant Cemetery, where eight thousand personal stories are carved in stone. Paul will introduce us to some of the many interesting maritime characters and stories that are represented. ... more

23 Jan 2016 14:00-17:00 (in Cantonese)

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09 Jan 2016 16:00-17:30 (in Cantonese)

This talk focuses on how the Hong Kong government handled the Vietnamese refugee crisis of the 1970s. ... more

19 Dec 2015 16:00 - 17:30 (In English)

Using a Chinese export lacquer screen in the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and other Chinese export art objects, the speaker will talk about the messages hidden behind the images. ... more

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09 Nov 2015 - 15 Nov 2015

An annual event that seeks to help students and pre-professionals gain a better understanding and appreciation for the importance of the shipping industry and employment opportunities across a range of sectors, Maritime Awareness Week is shapping up to be bigger and better than ever! ... more

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07 Nov 2015 16:00 (In English with Chinese captions)

Guangzhou (Canton) has been an important trading port in the Southern part of China since very early times. To satisfy the curiosity of westerners a great many export paintings depicting Chinese landscapes, scenery, folklore, agricultural and industrial processes were produced and exported together with the usual commodities. ... more

03 Nov 2015 18:30 (In English)

Join us to hear leading experts express their views about the future of maritime museums ... more

03 Nov 2015 18:30 to 20:00 (In English)

Please join us for a very special discussion on maritime archaeology and book launch of Treasures of the Deep ... more

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