Hong Kong Space Museum

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Hong Kong Space Museum
Location10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′40″N 114°10′19″E / 22.294353°N 114.171869°E / 22.294353; 114.171869
TypeAerospace museum
Public transit accessTsim Sha Tsui Station
WebsiteOfficial Website
Hong Kong Space Museum
Traditional Chinese香港太空館
Museum lobby
Hall of Space Science

The Hong Kong Space Museum (Chinese: 香港太空館) is a museum of astronomy and space science in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It is managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government.[1]


The idea of a planetarium was originally proposed in 1961 by the Urban Council. Ten years later, the Urban Services Department (USD) set up a working group to study overseas experience in establishing planetariums. The study was aimed at laying the groundwork for setting up the future Hong Kong Space Museum. The Hong Kong Government decided to build the museum at Tsim Sha Tsui and invited Mr. Joseph Liu to serve as Planetarium Advisor.

In 1974, The USD signed a contract with the Carl Zeiss Company to purchase a planetarium and other equipment with a price of HK$3,050,000.

Construction commenced in 1977 and the museum opened on 8 October 1980.


The museum has two wings: east wing and west wing. The former consists of the nucleus of the museum's planetarium, which has an egg-shaped dome structure. Beneath it are the Stanley Ho Space Theatre, the Hall of Space Science, workshops and offices. The west wing houses the Hall of Astronomy, the Lecture Hall, a gift shop and offices.

The planetarium's egg-shaped dome covers more than 8,000 square metres, making it a famous landmark in Hong Kong. It was the first local planetarium for the popularisation of astronomy and space science.[2]

There is also a mockup of the nose and cockpit section of the Space Shuttle orbiter.

Exhibition halls[edit]

Hong Kong Space Museum has two thematic exhibition halls: the Hall of Space Science and the Hall of Astronomy on the ground and first floors respectively. The exhibits, predominantly interactive, enable visitors to learn through a series of entertaining and educational experiences.


The museum sits within walking distance of both Tsim Sha Tsui Station and East Tsim Sha Tsui Station of the MTR. It is also near the Star Ferry Pier and a bus terminus.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "LCSD's Museums". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 2 January 2008. Archived from the original on 29 October 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Introduction". Hong Kong Space Museum. Archived from the original on 2 October 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.

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