Old Ships, New Discoveries: A Showcase on Maritime Trade of the Ming Dynasty

Why We Recommend it

200 archaeological finds from old ships of the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644) will be on display. together with ceramics of the same period unearthed in Hong Kong, showcasing the flourishing trade of the Maritime Silk Road.




This exhibition showcases the development of the maritime trade during the Ming Dynasty, exploring stories of old sea voyages and modern underwater archaeological finds.

The Maritime Silk Road was a major conduit for China’s international trade in ancient times. In addition to promoting trade, it also enhanced the exchange of art, religion and technology. During the Ming dynasty, the seafaring activities of the Maritime Silk Road became even more frequent and prosperous.

Ming ceramics unearthed from Penny’s Bay on Lantau Island and Wun Yiu in Tai Po, Hong Kong will be on display.


When: 3 Nov 2017 - 4 Mar 2018 Where: Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre – Rd Kowloon Park, Haiphong, Haiphong Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui – Yau Tsim Mong