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Murray House

Iconic Murray House is an interesting historical site featuring restaurants and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum within its walls. The Murray House originally stood in the CBD built in 1844 to provide officers’ quarters as part of the Murray Barracks becoming one of Britain’s major military buildings in Hong Kong. The building was dismantled and relocated to its present day position on the Stanley waterfront with restoration completed in 1998.

A few Tong Cheong Pawn's Pillar are stood aside the Murray House, which were also relocated from Yau Ma Tei (a district close to Mong Kok) as pawn shop was one of the prosperous businesses in Hong Kong society in the past.

Murray House was one of the oldest surviving public buildings in Hong Kong. Similar to many of its contemporaries from the early colonial era, it was designed in Classical architecture style. The heavy stone walls (with flat arched opening) are located on the ground floor to a give sense of stability, while the lighter Doric and Ionic columns are placed on the floors above to allow better ventilation. All floors have verandas on all sides in response to the local subtropical/monsoons climate.

Close to the three storeys colonial structure is Blake Pier which was also previously located in Central before being moved in 1965, the Blake Pier is in keeping with the façade of Murray House. Today, Murray House forms part of this small town with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum located on the ground floor and restaurants on the first and second floor offering superb views. Murray House remains one of Hong Kong’s must-visit heritage sites located within an area of extreme historic importance.