The three-storey Hong Kong Maritime Museum is one of the few private museums in town that offers venue rental for commercial purposes.Â Sitting by Central Pier 8, the museum offers an artistic setting with maritime themed exhibits and artefacts, as well as views of Victoria Harbour and the urban skyline.
A registered charity, this 4,400m2Â Maritime Museum was relocated from Stanley to the Central Waterfront in 2013. Guided tours are available for an additional fee.
The museum comprises exhibition spaces, a cafÃ©, museum shop, education room and maritime resource centre. The only spaces available for event bookings are the Special Exhibitions & Events Gallery and the Harbour Viewing Gallery.
This versatile venue is ideal for a range of events like cocktail receptions, gala dinners, product launches, training workshops and seminars.
With a 350m-high ceiling, the Special Exhibitions and Events Gallery is ideal for small- to medium-size groups, with 200 pax for dinner, 150 pax in theatre style and 200 pax for receptions.
Meanwhile, the Harbour Viewing Gallery can hold 80 to 100 pax for cocktail receptions.
While clients must provide their own caterer, the venue has equipment including a PA system with two wireless microphones, a 14×1.4×0.4m stage and podium, four long tables and 150 folding chairs; and for a charge, projector and single phase and three-phase 32Amp electricity. Clients will also have to manage the PA system on their own.
As well, all events are subject to approval by the management committee of the Museum and the Hong Kong government. Event organisers must submit application documents for review one month before the desired event date.
A museum staff stationed at the reception keeps outsiders from entering the event venue and offers general assistance such as directions and information on the museum.
Central Ferry Pier No. 8, Man Kwong Street, Central
Tel: (852) 3713 2506
Special Exhibitions & Events Gallery
07.00-23.00 (overnight setup allowed)
Harbour Viewing Gallery
Weekdays: 17.30 to 00.00
Weekend and public holidays: 19.00-23.00