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Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery

Free Admission
Introduction

The fireboat Alexander Grantham went into service in 1953. Before being decommissioned in 2002, it served as the flagship of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department's fireboat team, responding to fire alarms and conducting rescue operations both in Hong Kong's waters and along the shoreline. The Alexander Grantham was built by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd. and, as well as an enduring witness to the history of Hong Kong's sea rescue services, it is also a testament to the achievements of Hong Kong shipbuilding in the 1950s.


Given the profound historical significance of the Alexander Grantham, the Hong Kong Museum of History acquired the fireboat for its collections, refitting it into the purpose-built Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery and opening it to the public in 2007. At a gallery area of 1,200 square metres, a number of unique firefighting artefacts has been showcased, offering a wealth of information displayed in multimedia formats to enhance the visitors' understanding of marine rescue work in Hong Kong.

Address : Quarry Bay Park, Hong Kong
Tel. No. : 2367 7821
Fax. No. : 3580 0498

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Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition picture 1
Opening Hours
  • Monday and Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Close at 5pm on Christmas and Chinese New Year's Eve

Closing Days
  • Tuesdays (except public holidays)
  • The first two days of the Lunar New Year
Public Transport
  • The Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery is located in the Quarry Bay Park, Hong Kong.

  • To get there, take Exit E from Tai Koo MTR Station, walk through City Plaza and then cross the footbridge to the Quarry Bay Park. The walk takes about 10 minutes.

  • You can also go to Sai Wan Ho MTR Station. Take Exit A and then head west via the Hong Kong Film Archive to the Quarry Bay Park. This walk takes about 10 minutes.

  • Or you can take any bus that runs via Lei King Road (2A, 2X, 77, 82S, 85, 99, 110, 606, 722). Get off opposite Lei King Wan Leisure Area and walk westwards for around 5 minutes, going past the Hong Kong Film Archive, to the Quarry Bay Park.

(Note: The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change with the transportation companies' announcement as final.)

Public Guided Tours (Cantonese)

Every Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm
Each tour lasts about 1 hour and admits 20 persons; first come, first served.

Special Guided Tours (Cantonese)
Visit the Fireboat Alexander Grantham with the Retired Officer

Every Saturday at 3:30 pm, the Museum offers Cantonese guided tours conducted by retired fire-fighters who used to work on the fireboat. The docents will share with visitors highlights of their work on the boat. Each tour lasts about 1 hour and admits 20 persons on a first come, first served basis. 

Special Guided Tours for Groups by Appointments
Sign Interpretation Guided Tours
Jointly presented by the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, sign interpretation guided tours are now offered for people with hearing impairments to enable them to learn more about the Fireboat Alexander Grantham. Each tour lasts about 1 hour and admits 15 persons on a first come, first served basis. Please make prior reservation during office hours 

(2 sessions per month)

Guided Tour Service Application Form

Download Guided Tour Service Application Form (PDF)

Inclement Weather Arrangements
  1. Typhoon signal No. 8 or above: The Museum will be closed and remain closed if the signal is lowered less than 2 hours before the normal closing time.
     
  2. Black rainstorm warning: If the warning is issued during normal opening hours, the Museum will remain open. If the warning is issued before opening hours, the Museum will be closed until the warning is cancelled. If the warning is cancelled less than 2 hours before the normal closing time, the Museum will remain closed.
     
  3. Pre-booked visits and family programmes for kindergarten, primary school, special school, child centre, elderly centre and similar organizations along the lines will be cancelled when:

    1. Typhoon Signal No.3 or above is hoisted within 3 hours prior to the programme; or

    2. Red/Black Rainstorm Warning is issued.

     
  4. Other programmes such as Public / Special Guided Tours will be cancelled when:

    1. Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is hoisted within 3 hours prior to the programme; or

    2. Black Rainstorm Warning is issued.
     
  5. Programmes already in progress: When Red/Black Rainstorm Warning or Typhoon Signal No.3 is issued, those indoor programmes in progress will continue, while outdoor programmes will be cancelled immediately.