Museums in Hong Kong

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Museums are not usually considered a tourist attraction in a frantic shopping city like Hong Kong, however you will be pleasantly surprised to find out how many amazing museums are around Hong Kong. Here's a list to get you started.

Hong Kong Museum of Art

This museum is located in City Hall, near Hong Kong Island's Star Ferry Concourse. Admission is free. Monday through Saturday it opens from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. (except Thursday) and on Sunday, from 1 to 6 p.m. This museum has a wide collection ranging from contemporary paintings to calligraphic scrolls to lacquer ware to a world famous oil painting collection.

Hong Kong Museum of History

It has a permanent collection of fine model junks that illustrate the colony's traditional fishing industry and one of the most comprehensive collection of late 19th and early 20th photographs of Hong Kong that document Fragrant Harbour's historic realities. This museum has an ethnographic objective of preserving traditional local arts and crafts.

Hong Kong Space Museum

It's not really a museum but a space theater. This planetarium offers daily shows between 7 to 10 shows, depending on the day. Most shows are in Cantonese and only some in English. However, there is a simultaneous translation service available in English, Japanese and Mandarin. Make sure to arrive 30 minutes in advance to get your tickets for a particular show because they go fast!

Museum of Tea Ware

Located at the Flagstaff House in Victoria Park, it is a branch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, containing over 500 pieces of tea ware. Closed only on Wednesdays, it opens daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 18, 2009 change by damiandavilarojas

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