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Hong Kong Maritime Museum Family Fun Day

31 October 2021



As part of the Hong Kong Maritime Week 2021, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) will present a family fun day with free admission on 31 October 2021. A series of activities will be offered for children and their families to enjoy and learn more about the industry and maritime history in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Maritime Week is organised by the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, together with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and the Hong Kong Shipowners Association. In partnership with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and InvestHK, a week of maritime activities in physical, online and hybrid formats will be held from 31 October to 6 November 2021.

The museum’s free family fun day opens the fifth edition of the Hong Kong Maritime Week on 31 October 2021, funded by the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF), Transport and Housing Bureau HKSAR. Led by renowned children’s storyteller Choi EE and sponsored by the Swire Group Charitable Trust, storytelling sessions are offered to the visitors to discover the link between maritime history and daily life. Supported by the HUD Group, visitors will be able to participate in guided tours led by seafarers on the Group’s newest multipurpose tugboat Sung Kong to see its deck, engine room, crew quarters and galley. Seats are limited in these activities and advanced registration is required.

On 31 October 2021, visitors can join freely in a myriad of family activities, including screenings of three animated movies, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory and Moana, guided tours led by seafarers around the museum, and a visit to the special exhibition by the Hong Kong Seamen’s Union on the history of the Union and the work of seafarers. Visitors can capture the joyful memories of the day at the photobooth with the event mascot Captain Shiba, and receive souvenirs and children’s activity worksheets.

The museum’s special exhibition Sailor-Made: Manifestations of Nautical Fashion in Hong Kong Culture is also on show. Visitors can learn about how nautical clothing has been adopted, appropriated, and reflected in mainstream fashions and global pop culture.


The Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) was founded by members of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association to help Hong Kong residents and visitors to the City explore its unique maritime heritage. HKMM is an independent, non-profit registered charity supported by the shipping industry, the business community, private individuals and the Hong Kong SAR Government. The HKMM is a cultural institution that tells the stories of Hong Kong’s relationship with the sea, including the trades between Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta and the World, and the vital roles played by so many ships in those stories.

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