Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art is now closed for a major renovation and expansion project and is expected to reopen in November 2019.

Why is Hong Kong Museum of Art so Special?

The Hong Kong Museum of Art is dedicated to preserving the essence of Chinese culture and has a collection of more than 16,000 cultural relics. The museum was built in 1962 and moved to the new site of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1991. The museum also holds special art exhibitions on various subjects from time to time. In addition, you can find art-related books, CDs and souvenirs on the first floor.

Where is Hong Kong Museum of Art?

Hong Kong Museum of Art is located at No. 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon, Hong Kong (Postal Purpose Only) 852, Hong Kong.

How to Get There?

There are three ways to get to Hong Kong Museum of Art.

  • MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L6 or J
  • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E
  • you can also take the Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui and walk to the museum. It’s about 10 minutes.

History of Hong Kong Science Museum

The museum was established as the City Hall Museum and Art Gallery in the City Hall in Central by the Urban Council in 1962. This was split into the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Museum of Art in July 1975. The Museum of History moved to Kowloon Park in 1983. Before leaving City Hall in 1991, the art museum occupied the 8th (rear portion), 9th, 10th, and 11th storeys of the High Block. These floors now house a public library.

Major Exhibition Halls

Chinese Antiquities Exhibition Hall

The Exhibition Hall shows a variety of Chinese antiques from the Neolithic to the 20th century. Here you can see the ancient art collections of China, such as ceramics, clothing, embroidery, etc. There are more than 4000 exhibits, including bronze ware, jade carving, lacquerware, enamel, glassware, bamboo carving, wood carving, ivory, rhino, snuff bottle, etc.

Chinese Fine Art Exhibition Hall

The Chinese Fine Art Exhibition Hall is located on the fourth floor of the museum. It has more than 5000 paintings in its collection, dating back to 1964. The collection mainly consists of four parts: Guangdong painting, Guangdong calligraphy, Lingnan painting and modern Chinese painting.

Historical Pictures Exhibition Hall

There are more than 1200 cultural relics in the History Pictures Exhibition Hall. There are plenty of paintings, photographs and maps that reflect the lifestyles of the residents of the Pearl River Delta and other Chinese ports in the 18th and 19th centuries. From the exhibits, you can see that Hong Kong rose from an ordinary fishing village to a colony. You can also feel the prosperity of old Guangzhou.

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

 As a branch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Flagstaff Teaware Museum has been open since January 1984. Located in Hong Kong Park, it is the first tea museum in the world. The basic collection of the Teaware Museum was donated by Dr. Luo Guixiang (1910-1995), who promoted Chinese soybean milk and was also a tea pot collector. Most of the exhibits are ceramic tea sets, including notes, tea bowls, cups, teapots and bowls. In addition, there are a small number of European and Japanese teapots.

Useful Travel Tips 

1.Entrance Fee: Standard Ticket: HK$10
                                 Half-price Ticket: HK$5 for disabled visitors, and over 60-year-olds.
                                 Free on Wednesday (the exhibitions not included)
                                 Group Ticket: HK$7 for a group of more than 20 visitors
                                 Weekly Ticket: HK$30 with 7-day validity from the first day of the visit, fit for Hong Kong Museum of Art, Museum of Culture, History Museum, Science Museum, Space Museum, and Memorial Hall to Dr Sun Yat sen.
                                 Electronic tourist guide: HK$10.

2.Opening Hours: Mon. – Wed. & Fri.: 10:00-18:00
                                       Weekends: 10:00 – 19:00
                                       Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve: 10:00-17:00
                                       Closed on Thursdays (except holidays) and the first two days of Chinese New Year

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