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The fireboat Alexander Grantham (葛量洪号灭火轮展览馆) 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 and opening it to the public in the purpose-built Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery. The gallery offers a wealth of information displayed in multimedia formats to enhance the visitors' understanding of marine rescue work in Hong Kong. The standard ticket is HK$10. Free admission on Wednesdays.
Monday and Wednesday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesdays (except public holidays)
The first two days of the Lunar New Year
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, 84S, 85, 99, 110, 506, 722, N8). 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.