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Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery to celebrate 10th anniversary
     To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery, a series of delightful special programmes will be launched tomorrow (July 15). The activities will enable the public to know more about the fireboat and the gallery, and members of the public are welcome to join with free admission.

     The first round of the special programmes, which will be held from tomorrow till October, will include tours of the Fireboat Alexander Grantham, the Fireboat Elite, the Fire and Ambulance Education Centre cum Museum and the Sai Wan Ho Fire Station and Ambulance Depot. Other activities will include guided tours on the restoration of Fireboat Alexander Grantham and a night visit to the Fireboat Alexander Grantham.

     On September 30, the gallery will hold the 10th Anniversary Memorial Day. Members of the public are welcome to view and participate in an array of activities, including a greeting card-making workshop, a fireboat badge-making workshop, a lion dance performance by firefighters and other cultural performances. Souvenirs will be distributed to visitors on that day on a first-come, first-served basis, while stocks last.

     The Fireboat Alexander Grantham went into service in 1953 and served as the flagship of the Fire Services Department's fireboat team. It conducted a number of rescue operations in Hong Kong waters and along the shoreline, making it a key part of the history of Hong Kong's sea rescue services. After decommissioning in 2002, the Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery was built and opened to the public in 2007, allowing visitors to understand the marine rescue work in Hong Kong.

     The special programmes are jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Fire Services Department. All programmes will be conducted in Cantonese. Advance registration is required for some activities. For details, please visit the Hong Kong Museum of History's website at hk.history.museum/en_US/web/mh/about-us/special-programmes.html or call 2367 7821.

     The Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery is located at Quarry Bay Park, Hong Kong.
Ends/Friday, July 14, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:05
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