Museums in KowloonEdit This
Kowloon is known as a shopper's paradise. Still, there
are several museums that are worth checking out. Not only because most
admission is free, but also because they hold amazing collections of historical and contemporary artworks from Hong Kong. Here's a review of three must see museums in Kowloon.
Lei Chung U.K. Branch Museum
at the site of a Later Han dynasty (A.D. 25 to 220) tomb, the Lei Chung
U.K. Branch Museum is well known for its display halls with funerary wares and models of clay houses, typical of the Later Han era. This museum tomb is located at 41 Tonkin Street in Kowloon. Admission is 10 Hong Kong cents. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, except on Thursdays, and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Hong Kong Museum Of History
Kong Museum of History is at 58 Haiphong Road in Kowloon Park.
Admission is free. The museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. The museum closes on Fridays and then opens again on Sunday
from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Hong Kong Museum of History has a permanent collection of historic photographs from the early 20th century that illustrate the rapid development of Hong Kong over several decades. This museum's overall goal is to conserve the traditional arts from Hong Kong. With the cooperation of the Hong
Kong Archaeological Society, excavated objects, representative of the
colony's earliest prehistoric periods, are on display in the museum's
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Kong Museum of Art has a diversified collection, including
contemporary and classical paintings, calligraphic scrolls, ceramics,
sculptures, lacquer wares, jades and cloisonnes. Its most distinctive holdings are an extensive collection of oil paintings, drawings, prints, lithographs, drawings, prints and engravings of historical Hong Kong. Together, they all provide a vivid pictorial record of Sino-British contacts in the 18th and 19th centuries. Contemporary works by Hong Kong artists are also regularly exhibited in this museum. The Hong Kong Museum of Arts is located in the City Hall, within walking distance of Hong
Kong's Island Star Ferry concourse. There is no cost for admission.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday (except
Thursday), and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.