From wooden sailing junks to super tankers: Hong Kong’s history of the sea

Hong Kong Maritime Museum enjoys a perfect location for its subject matter – sited at Central Pier No. 8, as part of the harbour that has been so instrumental in shaping Hong Kong through the centuries. It tells the story of the maritime history of the city and the Pearl River Delta, from early fishing communities to the Chinese Maritime Silk Route trade, from piracy and war to the development of the port of Hong Kong, from wooden junks to today’s mega-containers, and regularly stages special themed exhibitions – all against the backdrop of the actual harbour!