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Top 7 Museums in Hong Kong

Hong Kong may be known for its skyscrapers, but the city is also home to 19 great museums. If you’re looking for a bit of culture and learning, these top 7 museums are a must to start with! Don’t worry about having to buy admission tickets, just purchase the Hong Kong Tourist Pass to avail unlimited rides on public transportation, as well as admission entry to the top 7 museums in the city using Hong Kong Museums Pass. Adding in a couple of these museums would be a great addition to your Hong Kong Itinerary, so let’s get started!

Hong Kong Museum of Art

This is the best museum in Hong Kong and for good reason. Managed by the LCSD, this museum aims to preserve and create awareness about the cultural heritage of China and promote art with a local focus. There are over 16,000 art objects, historic paintings, and antique Chinese treasures, dating back 100 years. The museum also holds educational programmes to promote art to the public, in collaboration with the exhibitions. This museum is a must for art lovers.

Hong Kong Museum of History

One of the most popular museums in Hong Kong, this is a must visit for museum-goers. The museum shows the entire stretch of Hong Kong’s history, from the very beginning, 400 million years ago, through prehistoric times, imperial dynastic rule, the British rule, Japanese occupation, until now. With virtually interesting exhibitions, this museum is sure to capture the attention of all travellers.

Opening hours: Closed on Tuesdays. Weekdays 10am - 6pm. Weekends and public holidays 10am - 7pm.

Getting there: Take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui station on the Tsuen Wan Line.

Address: 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui East

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

The Heritage Museum comes in at #3 for its unique mix of history, art and culture. The museum aims to enlighten and entertain, and there are a variety of cultural and educational experiences for visitors. There are 5 permanent galleries - the Jin Yong Gallery, the Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall, the T T Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, the Chao Shao-an Gallery, and the Children’s Discovery Gallery. There are also 6 thematic gallery showcasing the diverse treasures of Hong Kong’s heritage. A must for culture lovers. The highlight is a series of time tunnels illustrating significant periods in Hong Kong’s history - from traditional fishing villages, British rule and onwards to the modern time now.

Opening hours: Closed on Tuesdays. Weekdays 10am - 6pm. Weekends and public holidays 10am - 7pm.

Getting there: Take the MTR to Sha Tin station on the Light Rail Line.

Address: 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin

Hong Kong Science Museum

Located next to the History Museum, this is an absolute must for those travelling with kids, and everyone else really. This museum is very interactive and is a great way to spend 2-3 hours during the day. There are 500 exhibits arranged in 18 galleries. Definitely one of the most popular and fun museums in the city.

Opening hours: Closed on Thursdays. Weekdays 10am - 7pm. Weekends and public holidays 10am - 9pm.

Getting there: Take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit B2.

Address: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East

Hong Kong Space Museum

Probably ranking second highest in terms of entertainment, the Space Museum is an absolute must for those with even a tiny inkling of interest in the universe. With daily interactive 3D shows at the Space Theater, this is a great option for any traveller.

Opening hours: Closed on Tuesdays. Weekdays 1pm - 9m. Weekends and public holidays 10am - 9pm.

Getting there: Take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station.

Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

The Museum of Coastal Defence is one of the city’s less well-known museums. It’s located at the 100 year old Lei Yue Mun fort. The museum documents 600 years of Hong Kong’s coastal defence history from the early Ming period, through the British rule and up to now, with 400 military artifacts on display. An exhibition to check out is the Battle for Hong Kong during World War 2.

Opening hours: Closed on Thursdays. March - September 10am - 6pm. October - February 10am - 5pm.

Getting there: Take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan, on the Island Line.

Address: 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum

This museum is located in the heart of Central, making it very accessible to visitors. It’s dedicated to Sun Yat-Sen, the revolutionary Father of Modern China, who overthrew the Imperial Chinese government. He had close ties with the city, having received his education here. The museum is a 20th century mansion, a historical monument of architectural significance.

Opening hours: Closed on Thursdays. Weekdays 10am - 6pm. Weekends and public holidays 10am - 7pm.

Getting there: Take the MTR to Central on the Island Line. Take Exit D2 to the Mid-Levels Escalator to Caine Road, and walk west.

Address: 7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central

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