Hong Kong Address:
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
(852) 2721 0116
(852) 2723 7666
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.
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.
A total of seven galleries with a gross floor area of 6,019mÂ˛ 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 mÂ˛ 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.
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
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
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.
Museum internal and external photos (3)
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