Hong Kong Museum of Art

The Hong Kong Museum of Art is committed to preserving the essence of Chinese culture, and has collected more than 16,000 artifacts. The museum was founded in 1962, and moved into the new site at the Hong Kong Cultural Center in 1991. Located at the seaside in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon and close to Avenue of Stars and Harbour City, the Art Museum is divided into 6 exhibition halls, namely, the Chinese Antiquities Exhibition Hall, the Chinese Fine Art Exhibition Hall, Historical Pictures Exhibition Hall, Xubaizhai Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition Hall, the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Exhibition Hall, and Museum of Tea Ware in the Flagstaff House. The museum also holds special art exhibitions with various subjects, at times. In addition, you can find the books, CDs and souvenirs related to art on the first floor. Here are the major exhibition halls:

Chinese Antiquities Exhibition Hall

The hall displays a variety of Chinese antiquities from the Neolithic Period to the 20th century. Here you can see Chinese ceramics, clothing, embroidery, and other ancient art collections. The exhibits are composed of over 4,000 pieces, including bronzes, jade carvings, lacquer wares, enamels, glassware, bamboo carvings, wood carvings, ivories, rhinoceros, and snuff bottles.

Chinese Fine Art Exhibition Hall

Situated on the fourth floor of the museum, the Chinese Fine Art Exhibition Hall preserves over 5,000 works of paintings and calligraphies, which can date back to 1964. The collections consists of four major parts, that is, Guangdong painting, Guangdong calligraphy, Lingnan painting, and modern Chinese painting.

Historical Pictures Exhibition Hall

The Historical Pictures Exhibition Hall has over 1,200 artifacts. There are a large number of paintings, photos, and maps reflecting lifestyles of people living in the Pearl River Delta and other Chinese ports during the 18th and 19th century. From the exhibits,  you can see the rise of Hong Kong from an ordinary fishing village to a colony. You can also perceive the prosperity of old Guangzhou City.

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

As the branch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware has been open to the public since January 1984. Located in Hong Kong Park, it’s the first tea ware museum in the world. The basic collections of the Tea Ware Museum were donated by Dr. Luo Guixiang (1910-1995), who popularized Chinese soy milk and was also a teapot collector. Most of the exhibits are ceramic tea ware, which include notes, tea bowls, cups, teapots, and cover bowls. In addition, there are a small number of European and Japanese-style teapots.

How to Get to Hong Kong Museum of Art

Take the West Rail Line and get off at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Get out from Exit J or L6.

 By Bus
1) Take the bus no. 1A, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8A, 8P, or 9, and get off at Cultural Center.
2) Take the bus no. H1, 203C, 208, 219X, 270A, 270S, 271, N216, N271, or N281and get off at the Peninsula Hotel. Then walk toward south around 5 minutes to the Art Museum.

 By Ferry
Take the Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui. Then walk for 10 minutes to the art museum.

How to Get to Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

1) Take South Island Line, Island Line or Tsuen Wan Line to Admiralty Station. Get out from Exit C1.
2) Take the bus 101, 104, 936, 960, 961, or 978 and get off at Bank of China Tower Station. Then walk for several minutes to the museum.
Entrance Fee Standard Ticket: HK$10
Half-price Ticket: HK$5 for disabled visitors, and over 60-year-olds.
Free on Wednesday (the exhibitions not included)
Group Ticket: HK$7 for a group of more than 20 visitors
Weekly Ticket: HK$30 with 7-day validity from the first day of the visit, fit for Hong Kong Museum of Art, Museum of Culture, History Museum, Science Museum, Space Museum, and Memorial Hall to Dr Sun Yat sen.
Electronic tourist guide: HK$10.
Opening Hours Mon. - Wed. & Fri.: 10:00-18:00
Weekends: 10:00 - 19:00
Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve: 10:00-17:00
Closed on Thursdays (except holidays) and the first two days of Chinese New Year
- Last updated on Jun. 14, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Museum of Art
Asked by Dana Isherwood from USA | Nov. 15, 2019 17:14Reply
Has an opening date been set for the newly furbished Hong Kong Museum of Art?
The website says November 2019 but does not mention the actual date.
Answers (2)
Answered by Max from USA | Nov. 18, 2019 01:44

No, the exact reopen date hasn't been set.
Answered by joyce from HONG KONG | Dec. 05, 2019 05:20

its opened already :)
Asked by Margot from THE NETHERLANDS | Jul. 30, 2019 22:49Reply
Is There a painting from Vincent van Gogh in Hong Kong Art Museum?
Answers (1)
Answered by Timmy from USA | Aug. 04, 2019 20:42

No, I am afraid not.
Asked by Joan Zaslow from USA | Jun. 10, 2019 01:20Reply
Is the Hong Kong Museum of Art open? Or is it still closed for renovation?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jesse from CANADA | Jun. 10, 2019 20:38

It is said to open in November, 2019.
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