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Pacific Basin Free Family Fun Day

Hong Kong Maritime Museum offers Free Admission to celebrate the Day of the Seafarer


The annual “Day of the Seafarer” was established by the International Maritime Organization in 2010, as a tribute to the 1.6 million seafarers around the world for their essential contribution to world trade and the global economy.  


To commemorate this meaningful day, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum will open its doors for free on 27 June 2021 (Sunday), to show appreciation of the seafarers and celebrate this occasion with the public.


The event is sponsored by Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, one of the world’s leading owners and operators of modern Handysize and Supramax dry bulk vessels; and supported by the Hong Kong Seamen's Union. Game booths will be set up for children and their families to interact with the Union’s youth volunteers and learn about the life of a seafarer. Visitors can collect and make their own postcards as souvenirs of the day. In addition, documentary screenings and sharing sessions will be held for visitors to meet and learn from young cadets and experienced seafarers from both Pacific Basin and the Seamen’s Union. Two special exhibitions are also on show, "Maritime Crossroads: Millenia of Global Trade in Hong Kong" and "Sailor-Made: Manifestations of Nautical Fashion in Hong Kong Culture", both feature exhibits about the history of seafarers' life and work.


The programmes aim to enable the public to understand the work of the seafarers and to discover about the treasures of Hong Kong and international maritime history. The museum also offers bilingual guided tours.


Due to the impact of COVID-19, the museum will implement admission quota and special precautionary measures to help ensure public safety.


Event Details:

Date: 27 June 2021 (Sunday)

Time: 10:00 – 19:00

Venue: Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Event Rundown

Marine Exploration Fun

Location:  The Museum’s Reception

10:00-18:00    *Join anytime on site


Game Booths by the Hong Kong Seamen's Union

Location: B Deck

13:00-16:00   *Walk-in, tickets will be distributed from 12:00 onwards at the reception, on a first come first served basis while stock lasts.

Game 1: International Code of Signals Matching (Ticket required)

Game 2: Seafarer Puzzle Game (Ticket required)

Game 3: Pop Quiz by the Hong Kong Seamen's Union

Game 4: “Salute to Seafarer” Colouring Game 2021

                Visitors can make their own postcards by stamps


Work & Life of the Hong Kong Seafarers – Object Handling & Sharing Session

Location: B Deck

​13:00-16:00  *Walk-in


Balloon Twisting Session

Location: B Deck

11:00-13:00,14:00-16:00   *Walk-in


Children Guided Tour by Storyteller Miss Snow

Location: “Maritime Crossroads: Millennia of Global Trade in Hong Kong”, Special Exhibitions & Events Gallery and Long Gallery

Session 1: 14:00-14:20
Session 2: 14:45-15:05
Session 3: 15:30-15:50

*Each session is limited to 12 participants. Please sign up at the reception. Seats are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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