New addition to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum: Swire Maritime Discovery Centre

Updated: Mar 14

The construction of the Swire Marine Discovery Centre officially commenced in December 2021 with a piglet-cutting ceremony.

Roast Pig-Cutting ceremonies in December 2021
Swire Marine Discovery Centre Contract Signing Ceremony in December 2021

Opening in 2022, the Swire Marine Discovery Centre is a new addition to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Located by the Central Harbourfront, it will provide the community with the unique opportunity to learn about Hong Kong’s maritime heritage and marine ecology through a pioneering fusion of History, Art and Science.


“One, we are focusing on history. Secondly, the museum is about art. And thirdly, before too long, the museum is also about science, (History) H, (Art) A, (Science) S.”
- Prof. Joost Schokkenbroek

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Comprising a multipurpose lecture theatre as well as learning spaces, the Centre will be a meeting place for green groups, corporates, and schools to engage in dialogues, enable research, nurture young minds and drive solutions about timely issues and challenges pertaining to the “Green Planet, Blue Ocean” concept.