From 17 August 2022
Marriage is an indispensable part of family life, and Chinese society attaches great importance to marriage traditions. Featuring more than 60 sets of invaluable artefacts meticulously selected from the Museum's wedding memorabilia, this exhibition reveals the traditional marriage rites and customs of local Chinese.
The exhibits come from the generous donations by members of the public since the 1970s, including marriage documents, dowry, wedding costumes, a bridal sedan chair and historical photos. The exhibition introduces marriage traditions, from the marriage proposal and betrothal to the wedding ceremony, with highlights of practices such as presenting the betrothal gifts, delivering the dowry, receiving the bride and holding the wedding banquet. Visitors can experience the transforming tradition by tracing the origins of Chinese marriage rites.
Longshu and Fengjian
Bridal lacquer dressing box
1920s - 1930s
1/F Main Lobby, Hong Kong Museum of History
Hong Kong Museum of History
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