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: Jan 2018

HKMM Accession No.
Call Number


NK7183.A1 .C43 2017


The Silver Age: Origins and Trade of Chinese Export Silver


F3169 R67 2014

Puente de Oro: Una Corbeta, Tres Continentes / Puente do Oro: A Corvette, Three Continents


Y HE359.M4 P47 2011

Leyendas desconocidas de Veracruz / Unknown legends of Veracruz


DS721 .L487 2017

海客瀛洲: 傳統中國沿海城市與近代東亞海上世界


VA573 F2271 2009

La Armada Nacioal en el Pacifico / The National Navy in the Pacific


F3169 . V49 2010

Regata Bicentenario, "Velas Sudamerica 2010" - Armada de Chile / Bincentennial Regatta, "Sails South America 2010" - Chilean Navy


F3065 .C45 2005

Chile: país oceánico / Chile: Oceanic Country


QC990 .H63 J66 2017

A History of Hong Kong Typhoons From 1874


NK4565 .M38 2017

Objectifying China: Ming and Qing Dynasty Ceramics and Their Stylistic Influences Abroad



NB1049.C35 A4 2014

蔡志松Cai Zhi Song


N7340 S66 2017

St Geogre Street Sale - Chinese Art


N6758 S66 2017

Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon sold to benefit the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation - Interiors


HM1231 Z44 2017

North Korea's Public Face: 20th-century Propaganda Posters from the Zellweger Collection



NB1049 Z35 2017

Civilization and the Monkey: One Man Exhibition - Why We Are Here! Why Are We Here? 文明與靈猴:個人作品展- 我們因而在此! 我們何以在此?