Visiting Museums in Hong Kong

Art, archaeology, history, literature - find out how to make the most of the museums using discount tickets and vouchers...

Hong Kong museums are categorised into:


Most museums offer individual and group passes valid for six months or a full year. There are discounts for large groups, children, students and retired citizens. Yearly and half-yearly passes also allow discounts in museum shops and cafés as well as on special activities organised by the museums. Application forms are available from any of the participating museums.

  • For more information Tel: 2721 0116

The following museums are free of charge on Wednesdays and all can be visited with a Museum Pass, valid for one week, sold at the Tourist Board Visitor Information and Services Centres and participating museums:

Principal Museums

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

The museum hosts exhibitions of the history, art and culture of Hong Kong including a section for children, the Children's Discovery Gallery. The Gallery contains eight learning playzones that allow children to experience nature and archaeology. An exhibition, "Hong Kong Toy Story", illustrates the development of local toys. Guided tours are available.

  • At: 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
    Tel: 2180 8188
    Open: 10:00-18:00 (17:00 on Sundays and public holidays), closed Tuesdays

Hong Kong Space Museum

Planetarium with two exhibition sections located in an egg-shape dome comprising the Space Theatre, the Hall of Space Science, Hall of Astronomy, the Lecture Hall, workshops, offices and gift shops. Special exhibitions are displayed throughout the year with OMNIMAX shows for children.

  • At: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
    Tel: 2721 0226
    : 13:00-21:00 (10:00-21:00 weekends and public holidays), closed Tuesdays

Hong Kong Museum of Art

One of the larger museums housing ancient Chinese art from the Han to the Ming and Qing dynasties, international works and calligraphy. There are currently over 14,000 art objects on display. The museum provides free art activities for visitors, art workshops for children and guided tours.

  • At: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
    Tel: 2721 0116
    Open: 10:00-18:00, closed Thursdays

Museum of Coastal Defence

Situated in the 100-year-old Lei Yue Mun Fort, the museum features the history of coastal defence in Hong Kong from the period of Ming and Qing dynasties to the present.

  • At: 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
    Tel: 2569 1500
    Open: 10:00-17:00, closed Thursdays

Hong Kong Science Museum

The majority of the 500 exhibits in the museum are interactive and cover science and technology including robotics, transportation and virtual reality. There are several programmes for children: "Kid's Lab", "Little Scientist Exploration" and "Education Activities of Soaring Dinosaurs".

  • At: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
    Tel: 2732 3232
    Open: 13:00-21:00 (10:00-21:00 weekends and public holidays), closed Thursdays

Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum

Exhibits dedicated to Dr Sun Yat-sen's life achievements as China's revolutionary pioneer. Workshops for adults and children, films and lectures available periodically.

  • At: 7 Castle Road, Central, Hong Kong
    Tel: 2367 6373
    Open: 10:00-18:00 (until 19:00 on Sundays and public holidays), closed Thursdays