Hong Kong/ Stanley – Hong Kong Maritime Museum to Witness the Maritime History in Hong Kong
By TraNews Reporter Fan, Ming-Wei
TAICHUNG, TAIWAN (TraNews) – Situated on China’s south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, Hong Kong has always been a strategic transportation hub in Asia since the Ming and Qing Dynasties. As yet, Hong Kong is still one of major shipping centers in Asia; hence, the history of seafaring in Hong Kong has a historical and cultural significance.
In order to stimulate the public’s interests in seafaring and marine world and enable tourists to have an in-depth understanding of Hong Kong’s development as a major world port and maritime centre, Hong Kong Maritime Museum was established in 2005. It is worth mentioning that the museum is scheduled to relocate to No.8 Pier in Central and expand the internal display area.
Located on the ground floor or Murray House in Stanley, the museum features permanent and special exhibitions, dynamic displays and educational activities. It also offers the public a wonderful opportunity to have a comprehensive account of Hong Kong’s maritime history, as well as the evolution of maritime technology through the illustrations of artifacts, videos, images and the display of thematic exhibitions.
The museum is comprised of two galleries: the ancient gallery and the modern gallery, presenting a wonderful range of exhibits, including models of ancient and modern ships, paintings, artifacts, trade goods and more.
The ancient gallery portrays how China, Asia and the West have contributed through over centuries to the development of ships, maritime exploration, trade and naval warfare. The modern gallery explores the historical facts of the South China and its neighboring seas, as well as covers global shipping trends, and full, fascinating description of how Hong Kong transformed into a world’s leading harbor and shipping centre. (Photo provided by Hong Kong Maritime Museum)
How to get there:
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
1. MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 at Exchange Square Bus Terminus.
2. MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit B, walk to Tang Lung Street then take green minibus 40.
3. Bus 973 from Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui outside Silvercord Centre.