Calling all future firefighters! Climb aboard the fireboat Alexander Grantham for a fun and educational outing on HK Island. From 1953 to 2002, the fireboat Alexander Grantham bravely fought boat fires and led marine rescues in Hong Kong’s busy waters. After its retirement and extensive preservation, the boat was opened to the public in 2007 as a museum inside Quarry Bay Park.
When you enter the museum, you’ll walk through a small exhibition area first. Kids will love to see the model boats, firefighter tools and uniforms throughout history, and pictures of fireboats in action. Then on to the real draw of this excursion – exploring the vessel itself! The boat has an Upper Deck and a Lower Deck, broken up into many small rooms such as the Engine Room and the Casualty Room. Some you can peek into, and others you can actually walk into…great material for imaginative play!
With so many different rooms to explore, plus tons of equipment to touch, kids of all ages will have a blast pretending they’re out in Victoria Harbour fighting fires!