Kowloon

Hong Kong



Address:
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2721 0116
Fax: (852) 2723 7666
Website: http://hk.art.museum

Hong Kong Museum Of Art

The Hong Kong Museum of Art is one of the museums managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Established in 1962, it was first housed in the City Hall, moving to its present purpose-built premises by the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1991. The museum also has a branch, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, located in Hong Kong Park.


It is the mission of the Hong Kong Museum of Art to preserve the cultural heritage of China and promote art with a local focus. Its collections now number in excess of 14,000 art objects, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance as well as creations by local artists. The highlights of the collections are on display in the exhibition galleries. To maintain an essential international character, the museum also presents a great variety of thematic exhibitions drawn from local and overseas sources.


Promoting art among the general public is one of the museum's main objectives, and a wide range of educational programmes are organized in support of the exhibitions to enhance participants' knowledge of and interest in artistic creation.


Permanent Collection

The Museum has a collection of over 14,000 items. With Hong Kong and Chinese art as the core, the museum's collection is composed of 5 major sections:

Chinese Antiquities, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Contemporary Hong Kong Art, Historical Pictures and the Xubaizhai Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy.

Please see http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/english/collections/ecollections.html for full details on the museum's collection.


Exhibitions

A total of seven galleries with a gross floor area of 6,019m² are available for exhibitions, with five of them displaying the museum's valuable highlight collections of Chinese Antiquities, Chinese Fine Art, Contemporary Hong Kong Art, Historical Pictures and the Xubaizhai Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. Two special exhibition galleries covering 1,800 m² are equipped to stage important, internationally acclaimed exhibitions covering themes of ancient and modern and Chinese and Western art.

Please see http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/english/exhibitions/eexhibitions.html for details of current and forthcoming exhibitions.




Cost

Standard $10
Concessions $5 (full time students, seniors aged over 60, disabled visitors)
Groups of 20 people or more $7 per person
Hong Kong Museums weekly pass $30
Free to all public every Wednesdays
*excludes some special exhibitions


Opening hours

Daily 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturdays 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays)

Closed at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve

Closed on the first two days of the Chinese New Year


Getting there

The museum is accessible via underground exit E of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, or from exit J, K, or L3 of East Tsim Sha Tsui KCR train station.


Facilities

The Museum has a wide range of supporting facilities. These include a lecture hall, three visual art studios for ceramics, painting and print-making, and a resource centre. Other service facilities include the Museum Café, Museum Book Shop and Museum Friends Room.

For more information please see

Museum Book Shop:
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/english/services/emain_f.html

Museum Café:
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/english/services/emain_g.html

The Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art:
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/english/services/emain_e.html


Museum internal and external photos (3)

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Education

One of the museum's missions is to extend art appreciation and education programmes to the community and thus enhances public awareness of art. A wide variety of education and extension programmes is provided, including education gallery, guided tours, audio guides, lectures, gallery talks, video shows, art workshops and demonstrations, as well as a variety of museum loan services for schools and registered charities.

Please click http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/english/activities/eactivities.html and http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/english/services/eservices.html for updated information about the museum's education and extension activities and services.