Discover 2,000 years of Southern China’s maritime heritage over 15 galleries. Through art, science, history, engineering and marine ecology, visitors can gain a unique insight into the world’s famous Pearl River Delta stories.
With specially designed exhibits and programmes, a wealth of experiences can be found for all members of the family, from participating in the highly interactive KM Koo Ship Bridge Simulator to observing the exquisite paintings of nineteenth century Cantonese painters.
China's Maritime Heritage
The first four galleries of the museum explore the early history of Hong Kong and how it developed from a small fishing village to a thriving global city.
Maritime Culture and Hong Kong Stories
The galleries on this deck explore a wide variety of maritime themes from safety on the sea to the underwater world. On this deck, you will find the viewing gallery of Victoria Harbour with its specular skyline and active sea commerce.
Maritime Technology and Science
When people began sailing beyond the sight of land, new techniques and tools were needed for navigation, hydrology, communications and meteorology. This deck explores the triumph of human ingenuity in answering questions every navigator has faced through the centuries.
Ocean Line Holdings Gallery -
As with all ocean-going vessels, long passages — or companionways —zigzag through the museum. While onboard ship a companionway may link the bridge to nearby staff quarters, in the case of the museum, display galleries are connected to support areas including the library and research offices.
In an imaginative teaming up with leading photographer Basil Pao, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum has commissioned the artist to create a series of stunning visual images that capture different aspects of the ocean, for exhibit along the companionways that link A, B, C and D decks. An important theme of this photographic expose is to remind visitors that the world’s oceans occupy by surface, seven-tenths of the earth.
This gallery is sponsored by Ocean Line Holdings.