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Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery

Admission Arrangements

Visitors are required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" application to scan the venue QR code before they are allowed to enter the Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum, Law Uk Folk Museum and Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery. Exempted persons are required to complete a record form for registration. All visitors must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to prevailing requirement, holders of Amber Code with a valid Vaccine Pass are allowed to enter the Museum while holders of Red Code will be denied entry. Details on the Vaccine Pass arrangement can be found at

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/vaccine-pass.html.

 

Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery 15th Anniversary Celebration cum Fun Day

2022 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery, a Fun Day will be launched to celebrate this special occasion.

6/11 (Sun)

10 am - 6 pm

Details of the Fun Day

New Release

Museum Outward Bound Virtual Tour Series - "Top 3 Mysterious Places on the Fireboat" The Alexander Grantham Virtual Tour

 

 

The Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery, situated behind the Victoria Harbour, is a popular spot for photography, but its historical significance in the history of local sea rescue operations remained obscured to many people. In this tour, the assistant curator of the Exhibition Gallery and Mr Leung Chung Yu, a retired firefighter who had fought side-by-side with the fireboat, will take you on a journey to discover the secret attractions of the exhibition and the fireboat.

 

Do you want to know what firefighters do on board besides extinguishing fires? Do you want to learn more about the history and equipment of sea rescue operations? Come and explore the Alexander Grantham to find out the answers! Enter to "Top 3 Mysterious Places on the Fireboat" The Alexander Grantham Virtual Tour

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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Free Admission
Opening Hours
  • Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 10am - 6pm
    Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve: 10am - 5pm
    Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays), and the first two days of the Chinese New Year

Public Transport
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Group Visit and Guided Tour
Inclement Weather Arrangements
1.   Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above
  The Exhibition Gallery will be closed if the signal is in force before Exhibition Gallery opening hours.
  The Exhibition Gallery will be closed if the signal is issued during Exhibition Gallery opening hours.
 
The Exhibition Gallery will resume service within 2 hours if the signal is cancelled or lowered to Signal No.3 or below 3 hours or more before the normal closing time as conditions allow. The Exhibition Gallery will remain closed if the signal is cancelled or lowered to Signal No.3 or below less than 3 hours before the normal closing time.
     
2.   "Extreme Conditions" *
  The Exhibition Gallery will be closed if "extreme conditions" is in force before Exhibition Gallery opening hours.
 
The Exhibition Gallery will resume service within 2 hours if "extreme conditions" is cancelled 3 hours or more before the normal closing time as conditions allow. The Exhibition Gallery will remain closed if "extreme conditions" is cancelled less than 3 hours before the normal closing time.
(*In the case of serious disruption of public transport services, extensive flooding, major landslides or large-scale power outage caused by a super typhoon, the Government will make an announcement of "extreme conditions".)
     
3.   Black Rainstorm Warning Signal
  The Exhibition Gallery will be closed if the signal is in force before Exhibition Gallery opening hours.
  The Exhibition Gallery will remain open if the signal is issued during Exhibition Gallery opening hours.
  The Exhibition Gallery will resume service within 2 hours if the signal is cancelled 2 hours or more before the normal closing time as conditions allow. The Exhibition Gallery will remain closed if the signal is cancelled less than 2 hours before the normal closing time.
     
4.   Pre-booked visits and family programmes for kindergarten, primary school, special school, child centre, elderly centre and similar organisations along the lines will be cancelled when:
  Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above is hoisted within 3 hours prior to the programme; or
  Red / Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued.
     
5.   Other programmes such as Public / Special Guided Tours will be cancelled when:
  Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above is hoisted within 3 hours prior to the programme; or 
  Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued.
     
6.   Programmes already in progress:
  When Red / Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 is issued, those indoor programmes in progress will continue, while outdoor programmes will be cancelled immediately.

 

Barrier-free Facilities

Currently, barrier-free facilities and services provided at the Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery are:
 

*  A barrier-free ramp at the main entrance and behind the Gallery

*  Braille and tactile map at the main entrance, and tactile guide path
   at the main entrance and handrails

*  Non-slip nosing and tactile warning strips at landing on both top and bottom
   ends of the staircase of the exhibition area

*  Audio and visual signals of the emergency alarm system

*  The exhibition area and upper deck of the fireboat are accessible via ramp

 

Access Officer
 

You are welcome to contact Ms Sarah Hung, the Assistant Curator II (Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum) of the Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery at 3580 6778 during office hours (9:15am to 1pm & 2pm to 6pm on Mon to Fri) or call the Duty Officer at 2367 7821 during non-office hours.