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Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Visiting the Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Located in the Murray House at Stanley Plaza, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum is proud to be one of the most often visited sites in the city. Travelers love coming to learn the history of naval operations, travel, and warfare from a variety of different nations.

The museum has permanent, semi-permanent, and traveling exhibits as well as a gift shop. You will find no better place in Hong Kong to learn about boats, ships, and maritime exploration. Though the main focus of the museum is on South China, it also covers a wide variety of other areas that were important to maritime history. It is both a fun and an enlightening experience.

The museum houses two separate galleries, the Ancient Gallery and the Modern Gallery, and each of these houses a number of exhibits.

The Ancient Gallery features painting of the ships that were in use hundreds of years ago, as well as models and replicas of different types of ships used throughout the history of China. These include everything from fishing junks, to ships used for exploration, and those used as warships. You can also find a number of maps and artifacts that were once used by sailors to plot their course and to trade.

This gallery provides an interesting look into the past, while the next gallery enters the modern age and looks to the future.

The Modern Gallery has a variety of fun things to see, including a replica of a bridge and radio room like one would see on an actual ship. This gallery also allows you to learn about the evolution of the steam engine in regards to the shipping industry, as well as the evolution of shipping in the city of Hong Kong.

Besides the permanent exhibits showcased in the above galleries, the museum also has a number of different special exhibits that rotate into and out of the museum. Even if you have been to the museum in the past, there is a good chance that you will find something new and interesting when you return.

Don't forget to stop by the gift shop and pick up a souvenir to help you remember your trip to the museum.

It is a fun and educational way to spend an hour or two, and there is also plenty of other great shopping in the area, as well as some fine places to grab a bite to eat.

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