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) are temporarily closed from 29th January 2020 until further notice.
However, on 11th March 2020 some venues operated by the Antiquities and Monuments Office and LCSD will be reopened including Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui (only the special exhibition, "Treasures from Sacred Hill: Song-Yuan Period Archaeological Discoveries from Kai Tak" will be reopened) and Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitor Centre, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Film Archive and Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware will partially open but interactive exhibits and public programmes temporarily suspended. Special opening hours from 10am to 5pm daily (except on the regular closing day) will be implemented. Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Heritage Museum 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. Enhanced measures including cleaning between sessions will be conducted.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum and museum shop will be temporarily closed with effect from Saturday 28th March 2020 until further notice. The museum will, however, be accessible in "virtual mode" via its website. Pier 8 Cafe at the museum rooftop will remain open daily from 10am to 6pm with limited seating arranged at safe distance.
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