This bustling city has many hidden gems, one of which is the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The museum has fifteen galleries that have been set up with the support of key players in the maritime industry. A number of them meticulously chronicle Chinese maritime history over two thousand years: ‘The Robert Y.T. Chen Gallery’ takes you back to the roots of traditional China and a historic period of maritime power, while ‘The Swire Gallery’ brings you to the present day, where the modernization of the Port of Hong Kong is presented. Other galleries such as: ‘Fun on the Water’, ‘Sounds of the sea’ and ‘The Underwater World’ take you in a different direction. Take a look into the future as the museum highlights global trends and the important role the seas will play in Hong Kong’s economy.
A trip to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum promises an educational experience for visitors of any age and nationality. There are little known facts to learn and interactive displays to try out. The museum was relocated to Pier eight, in the center of the Central Harbour Waterfront, in 2013. The expansion of the facility has made it the most impressive museum in the city today.
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