Museums are the best place to know the history and development of a city. There are many famous museums to visit in Hong Kong, such as Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Museum of History, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Hong Kong Space Museum, etc. You can find more details as follow.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Address: 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
How to get there: take MTR to Sha Tin, then get out through Exit A
Phone: +852 2180 8188
• Mon-Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm;
• Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10:00am - 7:00pm;
• Closed on Tuesdays (except public holiday) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum is one of the most interesting and informative attractions in Hong Kong. It aims to preserving and presenting the cultural heritage of Hong Kong, as well as to collecting a wide range of artifacts and works of art from the territory and neighboring regions. The collections here include art and history collections. Every piece of the collections reflects the essence of unique culture of Hong Kong. There are also theater venues showing musical concerts, Cantonese opera and presentations in multimedia for visitors to know more about the culture and development of HK. It features six different galleries for the permanent exhibits and six themed galleries for exhibits that are on display temporarily.
Hong Kong Museum of History
Address: 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Phone: +852 2724 9042
How to get there: take MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Statio and get out through Exit B2; or Tsim Sha Tsui East Station - Exit P2; Hung Hom Station - Exit D1
• Mon-Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm;
• Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10:00am - 7:00pm; Closed on Tuesdays
If you are planning to visit cultural sites in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History should be on the top of your travel list. It is probably the most interesting museum in the city. This museum is founded to preserve the cultural and historical heritages of China, the museum continually adds to its collection new items that are related to the history of Hong Kong as well as the territories of South China. Through active fieldwork, purchases and donations, currently, collections in this museum are up to over 90,000 historical materials and objects. In general, the Museum's collections are divided into three major areas of interest: natural history, ethnography and local history. Many striking exhibitions is presented in this place, regarding to the natural environment, Folk culture in Hong Kong, Modern metropolis and the return to China, prehistoric Hong Kong. etc.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Address: Shop P101, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong Island
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Phone: +852 2849 6966
How to get there: take MTR to the Central station, then get out through Exit J2, Since the Museum is located at the Peak Tower, you need to transfer to Peak Tram. As alternative, you can take a bus or a taxi to get to The Peak. It takes only around 15 minutes for you to reach the exhibition up hill from Central. You can easily reach the hill by bus, minibus, or by Peak Tram.
By visiting Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hong Kong, you will get change to view images of some of the most famous and controversial figures of all time of Hong Kong. For example, you can get up close to famous stars of Kung Fu movies including Jet Li, Bruce Lee, and Jackie Chan, who are one of the most popular action movie stars of all time, and is officially the ambassador for tourism of Hong Kong. While visiting Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, you can also learn all about how wax figures originated and the history behind creating images in wax. One feature of this museum that appeals to a lot of visitors is the option of having their picture taken with Jackie Chan's wax image at the entrance of the museum.
Hong Kong Space Museum
Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How to get there: take MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and get out through Exit E; or to East Tsim Sha Tsui station and get out throuhg Exit J
Phone: +852 2721 0226
• Mon-Fri: 1:00pm - 9:00pm;
• Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10:00am - 9:00pm; Closed on Tuesdays
Conveniently located at the seaside of Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Space Museum is right near to Hong Kong Museum of Arts and HK Cultural Centre. The unique egg-shaped dome renders the 8000-square-metre museum to one of the most famous and outstanding landmarks of Hong Kong.
Space Museum The Museum comprises two wings: East and West. The West Wing comprises the lecture Hall, the Hall of Astronomy and a gift shop. The East Wing is the planetarium's core hosting the Space Theatre and the Hall of Space Science. This museum houses a large collection of meteorites and offers an extensive range of activities for both adults and children. It produces 2 planetarium shows as well as introduces some of the best foreign OMNIMAX productions in the city.
Except for the above mentioned museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art(10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon), Hong Kong Police Museum(27 Coombe Road, The Peak, Wan Chai, HK Island), Hong Kong Science Museum(27 Coombe Road, The Peak, Wan Chai, HK Island), etc. are great museums for visitors to get to know more about Hong Kong.