The CSSC Maritime Heritage Resource Centre is a central repository for publications and archival documents about maritime heritage, culture and history of Southern China, the Pearl River Delta region and Hong Kong. The collection includes both scholarly and popular works, with some items dating back more than 300 years. Our collection includes works that cannot be found in the public domain anywhere else in Hong Kong.

The collection includes primary and secondary sources:

  • Primary source materials include rare and unique maps and charts, documents, prints, manuscripts, photographs and albums; 
  • Secondary sources include books, periodicals, auction catalogues, reference materials and items dedicated to museum studies; and 
  • Institutional archives of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, shipping company records and biographical and event records. These materials generally are in loose forms such as leaflets, pamphlets and articles.

Using the Centre

  • The Resource Centre provides a quiet environment for conducting in-depth research as well as leisure reading 
  • Research assistance is available upon request.
  • Materials are not allowed to be removed from the Centre.
  • For more information about copyright permissions and image licensing fees please see here: Pricing Application form    

Location and Hours of Operation 

We welcome students, scholars and maritime enthusiasts. The Resource Centre is located on the ground level of Pier 8. 

Monday to Friday, except public holiday.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
By email appointment only
Contact us at resource@hkmaritimemuseum.org or +852 3713 2500

Last update: July 2019

HKMM ID Call Number Title
HKMM2019L07040 NK7183.A1 B33 2017 白銀時代——中國外銷銀器之來歷與貿易 = The Silver Age: Origins and Trade of Chinese Export Silver 
HKMM2019L07041 HE894 .D66 2018 東西匯流 : 十三至十八世紀的海上絲綢之路 = East Meets West: Maritime Silk Routes in the 13th – 18th Centuries Must-see Excavated Objects from Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Work Site and Hong Kong Waters 
HKMM2019L07043 HF3128 .H83 2018 花旗飄洋 : 1784至1900年遠航來華的美國商人 = THE DRAGON AND THE EAGLE: American Traders in China, A Century of Trade from 1784 to 1900
HKMM2019L07050 HE561 .H67 2017 Waves of influence : a celebration of 60 years = 浪奔潮響 : 六十周年慶誌
HKMM2019L07051 DS796.H743 X534 2012 香江水緣 / Water margin : Hong Kong's link to the sea
HKMM2019L07052 HD8039.S42 C67 2018 中國海員史(古近代部分)


Collection Highlights