The Hong Kong Heritage Museum

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum (CN: 香港文化博物館) is located in Sha Tin featuring 6 permanent galleries and six special galleries. The permanent galleries hold some true treasures and the Bruce Lee exhibit is always popular. The temporary exhibits are often quite special and these are listed on their website. You can spend anywhere from 2-3 hours here.

The museum is open Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 10am – 6pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am – 7pm Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve: 10am – 5pm. Admission is free to the permanent exhibitions whereas others may or may not have a fee at the time.

Nearby

  • Sha Tin Che Kung Temple (沙田車公廟)
  • Snoopy World – located in New Town Plaza Phase 3
  • New Town Plaza Phase 3 – shopping mall with restaurants and entertainment

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Royal Park Hotel – The four-star hotel offers swimming pools, gym, several restaurants, and bar.

Wikipedia Says

Features

The Museum has been designed to provide comprehensive exhibitions on history, art and culture. The Museum has a number of interactive exhibitions and programmes. It also houses a cafe and museum shop.

There are six permanent exhibition galleries for the display of the museum’s collections and six thematic galleries for temporary exhibitions. Permanent galleries include:

  • New Territories Heritage Hall (closed in June, 2016)
  • Children’s Discovery Gallery
  • Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall
  • T.T.Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, displaying artifacts from the former Tsui Museum of Art
  • Chao Shao-an Gallery
  • Jin Yong Gallery Gallery (opened on 1 March 2017)

Other than galleries, the museum has a 350-seat theatre for various performing arts and talks, including regular Cantonese opera performance. The museum possesses over 30,000 items related to Cantonese opera, which is a designated intangible cultural heritage of Hong Kong and the region.

Branch museums

The museum runs three branch museums:
Hong Kong Railway Museum (Tai Po)
Sam Tung Uk Museum (in a former Hakka walled village, Tsuen Wan)
Sheung Yiu Folk Museum (in a former Hakka village, Sai Kung)

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Website: www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk
  • EN Address: 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
  • Getting There: MTR Che Kung Temple Station Exit A and walk for five minutes.

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