The Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Hong Kong’s first Maritime Museum opened in September 2005 within one of the territory’s very few remaining heritage buildings, Murray House.
Dating to the mid 19th Century, this gem, which was dismantled and relocated to Stanley from its original site in Central in 2002, had a unique history and connection to the early trading days of Hong Kong. It was thus the perfect setting to showcase the seafaring history of the region.
The ancient gallery, on the northern side of the building, documents the maritime history of South China from the Han Dynasty to the mid 19th century, following the arrival of European traders.
The modern gallery begins with the advent of steam power and concentrates on passenger and commercial shipping through to the present day, examining, along the way, Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s leading container ports.
CLIENT:HK Maritime Museum