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Museums


Hong Kong's wide selection of museums are a great option for a family outing on a wet day.  Many of the museums, such as the Science Museum and the Museum of History have specially developed interactive sections for children and guarantee an afternoon of enjoyment and learning.  An annual family pass can be purchased at the government owned museums.  This pass allows unlimited access to all government museums and represents excellent value.  Most museums have guided tours but these are often in Cantonese.  If you wish to have an English guide, ring the museum to find out what times English tours are available.  It is also worth remembering that all government museums are free on Wednesday, but be prepared for the crowds of school children which visit the museums on this day.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum
1 Man Lam Road
Shatin
New Territories
Tel: (852) 2180 8188
Fax: (852) 2180 8111
Website: http://www.hk.heritage.museum
Note: This museum aims to preserve Hong Kong's history with a particular emphasis on the arts and cultural heritage.  There is a special interactive section for children as well as interesting exhibits on subjects as diverse as Cantonese Opera and toy-making.

Hong Kong Museum of Art
10 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2721 0116
Fax: (852) 2723 7666
Website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts
Email: enquiries@lcsd.gov.hk
Note:  As the name suggests, this museum displays fine examples of both Chinese and International Art.  Exhibitions change several times over the year, meaning that there is always something new to see.

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
175 Tung Hei Road
Shau Kei Wan
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2569 1500
Fax: (852) 2569 1637
Website:http://hk.coastaldefence.museum/
Email: hkmcd@lcsd.gov.hk
Note:  Features the history of coastal defence in Hong Kong from the Ming Dynasty until the present.

Hong Kong Museum of History
100 Chatham Road South
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2724 9042
Fax: (852) 2724 9090
Website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/History
Email: hkmh@lcsd.gov.hk
Note: This musuem explores all facets of Hong Kong History.  There are wonderful exhibits on the history of Hong Kong wildlife and human habitation.  This is an interesting museum for children with interactive displays and life-size exhibits.  One of the best exhibits is a reconstruction of a street in Colonial Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Railway Museum
13 Shung Tak Street
Tai Po Market
Tai Po
New Territories
Tel: (852) 2653 3455
Fax: (852) 2638 0897
Website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Science/educat/rail.htm
Note:  A great museum for railway enthusiasts.

Hong Kong Science Museum
2 Science Museum Road
Tsim Sha Tsui East
Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2732 3232 
Website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Science/
Email: science@lcsd.gov.hk
Note: This is a great choice for a rainy day with the kids, but beware it gets extremely busy on Sunday afternoons.  The museum's exhibits are highly interactive and most kids love it here. There are regularly changing exhibitions throughout the year.

The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
2 Caine Road
Mid-levels
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2549-5123
Fax: (852) 2559-9458
Website: http://www.hkmms.org.hk/English/main.htm
Email: info@hkmms.org.hk
Note: Displays the history of Chinese and Western medicine in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Space Museum
10 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2721 0226
Fax: (852) 2311 5804
Website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Space/
Email: spacem@space.lcsd.gov.hk
Note: This musuem features one of the largest planetariums in the world.  Make sure you check for English tour times before you set out.

Law Uk Folk Museum
14 Kut Shing Street
Chai Wan
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2896 7006
Fax: (852) 2724 9090
Website:http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/History/text/en/luf.php

Lei Cheung Uk Han Tomb Museum
41 Tonkin Street
Sham Shui Po
Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2386 2863 
Fax: (852) 2361 2105  
Website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/History/text/en/lcuht.php
Note: This museum contains a 2000 year old tomb and items that were excavated from it.

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
Hong Kong Park
10 Cotton Tree Drive
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2869 0690
Fax: (852) 2810 0021
Website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/english/tea/intro/eintro.html
Note: Closed on Wednesday.  Flagstaff House itself is well worth seeing as it is Hong Kong's oldest surviving Colonial Building.  The museum contains a vast array of highly ornate Chinese tea ware.

Sam Tung Uk Museum
2 Kwu Uk Lane
Tsuen Wan
New Territories
Tel: (852) 2411 2001
Fax: (852) 2413 9271
Website: http://www.hk.heritage.museum/english/branch.htm
Email: stum@lcsd.gov.hk
Note: A 200-year old walled village containing displays of period furniture, handicrafts and agricultural equipment.

Tsui Museum of Art
11/F, Bank of China Building
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2868 2688
Note: Displays of Chinese antiquities and ceramics.  Exhibits change regularly.

Last Updated: 15 June, 2005