In response to the Hong Kong Government’s enactment of Emergency Response Level for the severe respiratory disease associated with a novel infectious agent (Wuhan pneumonia) all museums operated by the Government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) were temporarily closed from 29th January 2020 until further notice.
MUSEUMS PARTIALLY REOPENING FROM 6TH MAY 2020 - Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Museum of History, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Law Uk Folk Museum, Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum, Sheung Yiu Folk Museum, Sam Tung Uk Museum, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Railway Museum, Hong Kong Film Archive and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (hiring studios only) will partially reopen their exhibition facilities on 6th May 2020, with interactive exhibits and public programmes temporarily suspended. Special opening hours from 10am to 5pm daily (except on the regular closing day) will be implemented. Among the 13 museums, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of History will arrange visits by sessions, each lasting two hours, to limit visitor flow. Visitors will be able to enter the museums on a first-come, first-served basis. Children aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors are advised to wear their own masks and will be subject to temperature checks before admission.
City Gallery will also reopen on 6th May. Touch-based interactive exhibits, public programmes, educational activities and docent services will continue to be temporarily suspended until further notice.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum will reopen on 6th May 2020 with opening hours of 9-30am to 5-30pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays..
Hong Kong has a wide variety of excellent museums illustrating the history, heritage and culture of Hong Kong ranging from large museums with both permanent and temporary exhibitions, interactive and “hands-on” exhibits to small folk museums. Some museums make an admission charge* which compares very favourably to museum admission charges in other major cities, others are free and all museums operated by the government’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) offer free admission on at least one day a week. Most visitors, adults and children alike, will find something of interest in many of these museums. Detailed below are museums listed by geographical location, Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories. Select the appropriate link for museum description, photos, location, opening hours, admission fees, directions and websites.
* with effect from 1st August 2016 all LCSD museums except Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Science Museum will offer free admission to their permanent exhibitions. Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Science Museum will offer free admission to their permanent exhibitions to full-time Hong Kong students only.
MUSEUMS - HONG KONG ISLAND
Select link above for details of the following museums on Hong Kong Island;
FLAGSTAFF MUSEUM OF TEA WARE
HONG KONG MUSEUM OF COASTAL DEFENCE (Temporarily closed from 17th September 2018 until 2020 - reopening date to be announed)
DR SUN YAT-SEN MUSEUM
HONG KONG FILM ARCHIVE
FIREBOAT ALEXANDER GRANTHAM EXHIBITION GALLERY
HONG KONG MARITIME MUSEUM
LAW UK FOLK MUSEUM (The Hakka House of the Law Uk Folk Museum at Chai Wan will be temporarily closed from 1st November 2019 to 5th February 2020 for maintenance work. During this period, the "Hakka House" exhibition at the Exhibition Gallery will remain open to the public)
HONG KONG MUSEUM OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
THE HONG KONG RACING MUSEUM
HONG KONG CORRECTIONAL SERVICES MUSEUM
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
MUSEUMS – KOWLOON
Select the link above for details of the following museums in Kowloon;
HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY
HONG KONG SCIENCE MUSEUM
HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART
HONG KONG SPACE MUSEUM
LEI CHEUNG UK HAN TOMB MUSEUM
HONG KONG HERITAGE DISCOVERY CENTRE
HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY EXHIBITION CENTRE
MUSEUMS – NEW TERRITORIES
Select the link above for details of the following museums in the New Territories;
HONG KONG HERITAGE MUSEUM
HONG KONG RAILWAY MUSEUM
SAM TUNG UK MUSEUM
SHEUNG YIU FOLK MUSEUM
PING SHAN TANG CLAN GALLERY CUM HERITAGE TRAIL VISITORS CENTRE
AIRPORT CORE PROGRAMME EXHIBITION CENTRE