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Where is the Hong Kong Museum of History?

100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(next to the Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui East)

How do I get there?

The Museum is within walking distance of Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Hung Hom or East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations. There are also bus and min-bus stops outside the Museum.

What are the opening hours?

Mondays, Wednesdays to Fridays: 10am – 6pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 10am – 7pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year

Box Office closed 30 minutes before the Museum closes on opening days

How much is the admission fee?


Do I need to pay for the special exhibition?

Admission fee may be required for some special exhibitions.

Do children need to buy tickets?

Free admission for children aged below 4

Can I apply for waiver of admission charges?

All registered kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, post-secondary institutions, universities, charitable and non-profit-making organizations with a group of 20 or more; and all registered special schools, non-profit-making organizations of services for the elderly, rehabilitation services and people with disabilities with a group of 10 or more are welcome to apply in writing for waiver of the admission charges. Such application should be made at least 2 weeks before the proposed date of visit.

Can I take photos inside the galleries?

You are allowed to take photos inside exhibition galleries. However, please do not use flash-light / lighting apparatus or tripods inside the galleries. Video and audio recording are strictly prohibited at all Museum areas. Photo-taking may not be allowed for some special exhibitions.

Enquiries  2724 9042

How can I access to Museum's reference materials?

Our Resource Centre provides reference books, periodicals and audio-visual materials on Chinese and Hong Kong history, archaeology, ethnography, natural history and museology.

Enquiries / appointments  2724 9009 or 2724 9033

Are there any activities for the public?

We regularly organize a wide range of education and extension activities for the public, details of which may be referred to the Museum's quarterly Newsletter.

How can I join the Museum's docent programme?

Currently, we have a team of professional docents providing guided tour services for visitors. We will make announcement on our website and Newsletter when new recruitment programme is to be launched.

How can I get the latest Museum news?

Museum's quarterly Newsletter or website.

Enquiries  2724 9042

How can the Public make donations to Hong Kong Museum of History? How is the selection process of proposed donations?

If you would like to make a donation of historical object(s) to Hong Kong Museum of History, you could first let us have the basic information such as your name, contact, description of the proposed donation and images of objects etc. via the following ways: 

  2724 9042

  2724 9090

  Hong Kong Museum of History,
      100 Chatham Road South,
      Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
      (Please specify "Donation of historical object(s)"
       on the envelope.)

You could also offer your donation in the collection campaigns frequently held by the Museum.

Once we have received the information of the proposed donation, we will table the proposal in our regular Programme Committee Meeting and discuss it from criteria ranging from the Museum's Collection Policy, historical significance and research value of the proposed donation to physical condition of the historical objects in the donation, etc. according to our established mechanism. Our staff members will contact the donor as soon as our decision is made.

The Museum is truly grateful to receive generous support from the Public. For the collection campaign on Children's Life in Hong Kong held in 2012 and 2013, we had acquired more than 3,700 relevant artifacts donated from the generous Public that enriched the Museum's collections.


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