The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is offering free admission to all 15 galleries in celebration of International Museum Day Hong Kong 2018.
Entry will be free to the HKMM on 12 and 13 May. Special events including public talks, workshops, screenings and lectures have scheduled for the weekend in collaboration with School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and the HKMM.
The programmes aim to reflect the importance of the sea to Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world with the sea.
“Visitors can also ‘sail’ across the past, present and future of the Hong Kong’s maritime history and heritage through our 13 themed permanent galleries spanning three decks at Central Pier 8,” said Virginia Choy, marketing officer at the HKMM.
The HKMM is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018 and expects to welcome its millionth visitor this year.
The HKMM was named as TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Top 10 Museums in China in 2017. It is an independent, non-profit registered charity supported by the shipping industry, the business community, private individuals and the Hong Kong SAR Government.
It is a vibrant cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta, and the vital roles that ships and the sea play in our past, present and future.
The Museum opened its door to the public at Murray House in Stanley in 2005 and then relocated to the Central Pier No. 8 in the heart of the Central Harbour Waterfront in 2013. Today the Museum displays nearly 1,000 objects in 15 galleries, attracting more than 130,000 visitors annually.