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Museums in Kowloon, Hong Kong, have expanded significantly over the past few years. Hong Kong consists of around 60 museums, and many museums offer discounts or free entry on specific days. Some of them are located in the Tsim Sha Tsui area and can be reached by public transport. Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and AsiaWorld-Expo are two major exhibition and convention venues. On this page, we have listed our top picks for your ready reference.

Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA)

The museum is situated on Tsim Sha Tsui's waterfront and has a unique collection of calligraphy, paintings and sculpture from Hong Kong, China and other parts of the world. The museum offers free admission for permanent exhibitions. The Hong Kong Museum of Art has a collection of over 17,000 items.

Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Flagstaff House of Museum of Tea Ware

It is an extended museum of the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA), located in Hong Kong Park. Built in 1840, the museum presents the teaware collection from the 11th century BC to the present day. It also aims to educate visitors on ceramic art and tea drinking culture.

Address: Hong Kong Park, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Hong Kong Heritage Museum is a museum of art, culture, and history in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. It has six permanent exhibition galleries and six thematic galleries for temporary exhibitions. It also contains a theatre, museum hop and a cafe. The museum has three branch museums: Hong Kong Railway Museum in Tai Po District, Sam Tung Uk Museum in Tsuen Wan District, and Sheung Yiu Folk Museum in Sai Kung District.

Address: 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Science Museum

The science museum is the best place for kids. It consists of many galleries on different topics from electricity, energy, life science to robotics. The exhibits are hands-on and interactive with live demos.

Address: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

The museum believes in promoting the historical interest relating to the development of the medical industry in Hong Kong. The museum organises exhibitions to educate people about basic and advanced information about medical science, health and diseases.

Address: 2 Caine Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Police Museum

It displays around 1200 artefacts indicating the history of the Police Force. It is home to four galleries named Orientation Gallery, Narcotics Gallery, Triad Societies Gallery, and Current Exhibition Gallery. The galleries include photographs, archives, uniforms, equipment, and many other items related to the police force in the region.

Address: 27 Coombe Road, Wan Chai Gap, The Peak, Hong Kong

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

It is inspired by the original Madame Tussauds in London and gives a chance to hang out with the celebrities, obviously their wax counterparts. It is home to more than 100 wax figures of renowned personalities. The museum is divided into different themed sections like Historical and National Heroes, Hong Kong Glamour, Music Icons, The Champions and World Premiere.

Address: The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong

Sam Tung Uk Museum

This rustic and simple museum is restored from a Hakka walled village in Tsuen Wan. It tells about the history, showing 200 years of functional experience of the agricultural communities of Hong Kong. The museum includes an ancestral hall and 12 original houses. Other houses are modified and converted to the reception room, orientation room, office and lecture hall. This trip might give some insight into imagining Hong Kong as a barren island.

Address: former Hakka walled village, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum

The museum consists of a brick tomb and an exhibition hall. The tomb was discovered in 1955 at the time of the construction of resettlement buildings. The tomb was built in the Eastern Han dynasty according to its structure. It was declared as a gazetted monument in 1988. Visitors can look at the tomb's beautiful interior through the glass panel and from the 3D digital animation. The pottery and bronze wares found in the tomb are also on display.

Address: 41 Tonkin Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Space Museum

It is one of the most famous landmarks in Hong Kong and is made up of a unique egg-shaped dome that covers more than 8000m² of area. It was the first local astronomy and space science planetarium for popularisation. It includes east and west wings. The east wing is the planetarium's nucleus made up of an egg-shaped dome structure. Beneath that is the Hall of Space Science, workshops and offices named the Stanley Ho Space Theater. The west wing hosts the Hall of Astronomy, the Lecture Hall, the Gift Shop and offices. It includes two exhibition halls named the Hall of Space Science and the Hall of Astronomy. Visitors can learn about the space through a series of entertaining and educational programs.

Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong