Hong Kong Heritage Museum
The Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin
|Location||1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin|
|Public transit access||Che Kung Temple Station|
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. 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.
The Museum has been designed to provide comprehensive exhibitions on history, art and culture. The Museum has a number of interactive exhibitions and programmes. It also houses a cafe and museum shop.
- New Territories Heritage Hall (closed in June, 2016)
- Children's Discovery Gallery
- Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall
- T.T.Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, displaying artifacts from the former Tsui Museum of Art
- Chao Shao-an Gallery
- Jin Yong Gallery Gallery (opened on 1 March 2017)
Other than galleries, the museum has a 350-seat theatre for various performing arts and talks, including regular Cantonese opera performance. The museum possesses over 30,000 items related to Cantonese opera, which is a designated intangible cultural heritage of Hong Kong and the region.
The museum runs three branch museums:
- Hong Kong Railway Museum (Tai Po)
- Sam Tung Uk Museum (in a former Hakka walled village, Tsuen Wan)
- Sheung Yiu Folk Museum (in a former Hakka village, Sai Kung)
The museum is served by numerous bus lines. It is also within walking distance of several MTR railway stations:
- East Rail Line: 15-minute walk from either Tai Wai or Sha Tin station
- Ma On Shan Line: 5-minute walk across the river from Che Kung Temple station
- Museums in Hong Kong
- History of Hong Kong
- Culture of Hong Kong
- Heritage conservation in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
- Hong Kong Museum of History
- Hong Kong Heritage Museum website: about us Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine.
- "District Highlights". Sha Tin District Council. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "LCQ2: Intangible Cultural Heritage". Hong Kong Government. 2 December 2015.
- Hong Kong Heritage Museum website: branch museums Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine.
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