Hong Kong Heritage Museum

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Hong Kong Heritage Museum
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The Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin
Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Location within Hong Kong
Established 2000
Location 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin
Coordinates 22°22′38″N 114°11′07″E / 22.3771°N 114.1853°E / 22.3771; 114.1853
Type History museum
Public transit access Che Kung Temple Station
Website Official Website

Hong Kong Heritage Museum (Chinese: 香港文化博物館) is a museum of history, art and culture in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, located beside the Shing Mun River. The museum opened on 16 December 2000. It is managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government.[1] The six permanent exhibits and the original temporary exhibits were designed by design firm Reich+Petch along with Lord Cultural Resources.

The museum building is the largest in Hong Kong, and can accommodate up to 6,000 visitors at once.[2]

Features[edit]

The Museum has been designed to provide comprehensive exhibitions on history, art and culture. The Museum offers a diverse range of dynamic and interactive exhibitions and programmes to engage visitors in enjoyable and educational experiences as they appreciate the valuable artefacts on display. It also houses a cafe and museum shop.

There are six permanent exhibition galleries for the display of the museum's collections and six thematic galleries for temporary exhibitions.[1] Permanent galleries include:

Other than galleries, the museum has a 350-seat theatre for various performing arts and talks, including regular Cantonese opera performance.

Branch museums[edit]

Cantonese Opera exhibit at the Museum

The museum runs three branch museums:[3]

Transport[edit]

The museum is served by numerous bus lines. It is also within walking distance of several MTR railway stations:

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