Hong Kong Maritime Museum is giving free entry to all its visitors on June 25, on the occasion of Day of the Seafarer. The museum will also host a variety of family activities such as a treasure hunt, guided tours, and workshops, from 10 am-7pm.
Do I need to register to get free entry?
There is no need to register to get entry to the museum or to be part of any of the events it hosts on June 25. However, some of the events have limited capacity and museum visitors can only take part in them on a first-come-first-served basis.
What events can I attend?
Refuse Collection Vessels Demonstration
A refuse collection vessel demonstration by the Marine Department will reveal the process behind the scavenging and collection of marine floating refuse. Visitors can see how the vessels clean Victoria Harbour, learn about the daily operation of clean-up at sea, and understand the latest technology applied to marine cleansing.
- Where: Gathering point at Special Exhibitions and Events Gallery, B Deck
- Time: 2pm-2.30 pm, 2.30-3pm (ticket distribution will begin at 1.30 pm)
- Maximum number of participants: 26 per session
Hand Painting Workshop
Commemorate your participation in the Day of Seafarer festivities by getting an ocean-themed work of art painted on to your arm.
- Where: Blue Ocean Hall, A Deck
- Time: 11 am-5pm
Pacific Basin Booths
Get a chance to interact with the young cadets and experienced seafarers at Pacific Basin’s booths to learn more about their lives and gain shipping knowledge. Visitors can also try their hand at knot-tying, as well as sextant and compass navigation under the guidance of professional seafarers – and win souvenirs while they’re at it!
- Where: Harbour Viewing Gallery, B Deck
- Time: 11.30-4.30pm
Hong Kong Seamen’s Union Game Booths
Game booths presented by the Hong Kong Seamen’s Union will be set up for children and their families to interact with the Union’s volunteers and learn about the life of a seafarer.
- Where: Long Gallery, B Deck
- Time: 1pm-6pm
Marine Wildlife Talks
The marine life talks aim to give visitors knowledge about different marine ecologies and introduce them to special marine animals and their habits.
- Where: Special Exhibitions and Events Gallery, B Deck
- Time: 3pm-3.30pm, 4.30pm-5pm
- Where: Starting and gathering point at Lobby, B Deck
- Time: 1pm-2pm, 4pm-5pm
There will also be a treasure hunt on the premises of the museum from 10am-6pm. Visitors interested in participating need to pick up a worksheet and get cracking!
Header image credits: Hong Kong Maritime Museum