Hong Kong's range of special-interest museums has expanded significantly over the past few years. Facility of 30 per cent discount off for the groups of 20 or more visitors on regular admission to the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum and Hong Kong Space Museum are offered. Advanced bookings can also be made directly with the museums.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum- Hong Kong Heritage Museum situated in Sha Tin is built in the traditional Chinese courtyard style. Museum arranges exhibitions on local history, clan culture, and Tibetan Buddhism and the Discovery Gallery in the natural environment tells about the archaeology. Application of the computer-generated virtual make-up for Cantonese opera is a famous and a popular highlight of the museum.
Address- 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin Phone- +44 852 2180 8188 Fax- +44 852 2180 8111
Website-Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong- It is inspired by the original Madame Tussauds in London and gives a chance to hang out with the stars; obviously their wax counterparts. Anyone is on display starting from sporting stars to Hollywood VIPs. The museum is divided into six themed sections and Glamour room hosts all the Hollywood and Asian A-listers. It is your chance to meet with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Japanese singer-songwriter Ayumi Hamasaki and Hong Kong singer and actor Aaron Kwok all in one day. There is a place for sports fans named as The Champions where you can take your photos with legends like David Beckham and Tiger Woods. Hang out with Madonna, Elvis and Teresa Teng in music icons and then sing on the stage with Hong Kong girlband Twins. Make sure that you have enough time left after this journey to visit Historical & National Heroes with the British Royal Family and President Hu Jintao, World Premiere and Scream which is not meant for faint hearted audience.
Address- Shop P101 The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, The Peak Phone- +44 852 2849 6966
Website-Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Hong Kong Museum of Art- It is situated on Tsim Sha Tsui's waterfront and has a unique collection of Chinese calligraphy and delicate landscapes. 17th-century flowing calligraphic poems, huge Qing dynasty statues and temporary collections by local artists are the main attractions of the museum. The museum provides a tour through the cultural background and rapid historical development of Hong Kong starting with the Chinese Antiquities collection, dating from Neolithic times to the present day. It provides a cultural record of decoration with the 3000 items display. These objects designed for daily use as well as for special ritualistic purposes. It also has the Xubaizhai Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy and the Hong Kong Art collection with the summery of uniqueness. In addition to all this, visit the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea ware which presents the important tea ware collection from the 11th century BC to the present day.
Address- 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon Phone- +44 852 2721 0116 Fax- +44 852 2723 7666
Website-Hong Kong Museum of Art
Sam Tung Uk Museum- This rustic and simple wall village museum is an island of peace amongst the modern urban civilization. It tells about the history, showing 200 years functional experience of the agricultural communities of Hong Kong. Museum includes an ancestral hall and eight furnished buildings within the grounds. This trip to the New Territories might give some insight in imagining Hong Kong as a barren island.
Address- 2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan Phone- +44 852 2411 2001 Fax- +44 852 2413 9271
Website-Sam Tung Uk Museum
Hong Kong Museum of History- It was established in July 1975. In 1983, the Museum was moved temporarily to the Kowloon Park and from 1998 it was located in Chatham Road South. A harmonious appearance and colour scheme of the new Museum and the neighboring Science Museum form a museum complex together. Hong Kong Museum of History runs five branch museums apart from the main museum at Chatham Road South. These are the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence at Shau Kei Wan, the Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum at Sham Shui Po , Law Uk Folk Museum at Chai Wan, Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery inside the Quarry Bay Park and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum at Mid-levels in Central.
Address- 100 Chatham Rd. S, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. Phone- +44 852 2724 9042
Website-Hong Kong Museum of History
Leicheng Uk Branch Museum- It was discovered in 1955 at the time the construction of resettlement buildings. It is believed that the tomb was built in the Eastern Han dynasty according to its structure and was declared as a gazetted monument in 1988. After this it is preserved permanently. Visitors can have a look of the tomb’s beautiful interior through the glass panel at the entrance passage though it is closed for the public conservation. Near to tomb there is an exhibition hall. Besides the display of pottery and bronze wares the tomb arranges two exhibitions namely "Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb" and "Han Culture in South China". The exhibitions tells the social and cultural characteristics of South China and texts, graphics, photos, maps, videos and models introduce the geographical situation, discovery and structure of the tomb.
Address- 41 Tonkin Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon. Phone- +44 852 2386 2863 Fax- +44 852 2361 2105
Hong Kong Space Museum- It is one of the most famous landmarks in Hong Kong and made up of a unique egg-shaped dome which covers more than 8000sq. meters area. It was the first local astronomy and space science planetarium for the popularization. It includes east and west wings. 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 as the Stanley Ho Space Theatre is situated. The west wing hosts for the Hall of Astronomy, the Lecture Hall, the Gift Shop and offices. It includes two exhibition halls named as the Hall of Space Science and the Hall of Astronomy. Visitors can learn about the space through a series of entertaining and educational experiences.
Address- 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. Phone- +44 852 2734 2722
Website-Hong Kong Space Museum
Hong Kong Science Museum- It has kids’ friendly atmosphere and includes an energy machine, a miniature submarine and cognitive and memory tests.
Address- 2 Science Museum Rd., corner of Cheong Wan Rd. and Chatham Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. Phone- +44 852 2732 3232
Website-Hong Kong Science Museum
Tung Wah Museum- It is a fine piece of architecture made by the combination of traditional Chinese and Western Victorian styles. The red bricks flooring, the green tiles, the red columns, the wooden beams, the corridor and the pyramidal roof indicate the Chinese style. The Western Victorian style is seen in the design of the arch, the loft, the window frames of the office as well as the back wall. Main hall of the museum has the Suanzhi wood furniture which has been used since 1911. The history of Tung Wah and its development on medical, education and social welfare services as well as fund-raising activities since 1870 are summarized by the exhibitions. It is a show-case for not only the growth of Tung Wah, but also the history of Hong Kong. Precious manuscripts, valuable archives of Tung Wah and the Rules and Regulations of Tung Wah Hospital which have not been printed nor published before, are displayed . It also displays Zhengxin lu including accounting journals recording the annual income and expenditure, names of donors and activities of the service centres of Tung Wah and the incense burners and statute of King Emperor Man-cheong which were the historical relics of Man Mo Temple, as well as souvenirs presented by external parties.
Address- Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. Phone- +44 852 2770 0867
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Science- It is one of the most popular museums of the area. It believes in the promotion of medical industry knowledge. This Hong Kong museum and art gallery is a home of 11 galleries and has a large collection showing progress and advancement of the medical industry.
Address- No.2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Phone- +44 852 2549 5123
Fax- +44 852 2559 9458
Police Museum- It displays artifacts indicating the history of the Police Force. It is home to four galleries named as Orientation Gallery, Narcotics Gallery, Triad Societies Gallery and Current Exhibition Gallery. The gallery includes photographs, archives, uniforms, equipment, and many other items related to police force in the region.
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