Themed Museums in Hong Kong

Speaking of museums, Hong Kong has a wide selection of themed museums, each of them will tell its own history: police, space, science, culture, history, art, heritage and much more. These museums are homes to many interesting things.

Useful Tip. If you planning to visit more than 3 museums in a week, it's better to buy a Museum Weekly Pass for HK$30 that gives you extra benefits. With the Pass you've unlimited access during the valid period to Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Science Museum (excluding some special exhibitions), Hong Kong Space Museum (excluding the Stanley Ho Space Theatre Programmes) and Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum. Standard admission to specified museums is HK$10. Also, the pass gives a 10% discount on cash purchases at museum gift shops. You can buy the Museum Pass at any of the museums listed above.

Opening Hours Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Police Museum Closed 2pm–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm 9am–5pm
Heritage Museum 10am-6pm Closed 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-7pm
Museum of History 10am-6pm Closed 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-7pm
Space Museum 1pm-9pm Closed 1pm-9pm 1pm-9pm 1pm-9pm 10am-9pm 10am-9pm
Museum of Arts 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm Closed 10am-6pm 10am-8pm 10am-6pm
Science Museum 1pm-9pm 1pm-9pm 1pm-9pm Closed 1pm-9pm 10am-9pm 10am-9pm
Museum of Coastal Defence 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm Closed 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm
Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm Closed 10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-7pm

All specified museums (except Police Museum) are opened on Public Holidays.
All specified museums are closed on the first two days of the Chinese New Year.

Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong Museum of History is one of the most interesting museums in China. It comprises a huge collection of historical objects, which has over 90,000 items. The museum is divided into three main areas: natural history, ethnography and local history. It's a great place where you can learn historical and cultural aspects of Hong Kong and neighboring areas. Prepare to spend a few hours in it.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Shop P101, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong Island
In Hong Kong, visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to view images of some of history's most famous and controversial figures of all time. Also, you can learn all about how wax figures originated and the history behind creating images in wax. Themes of the museum include Hong Kong Glamour, World Premiere, Historical and National Heroes, Champions, and Music Icons.

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Arts, Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Located on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, Hong Kong Museum of Arts presents one of the best collections of Chinese Art in the world. The museum offers over 15,000 art objects, where you’ll find Chinese paintings and calligraphy, antique treasures, artworks and so on. The admission fee is HK$10 and free on Wednesdays.

Hong Kong Police Museum

27 Coombe Road, The Peak, Wan Chai, HK Island
Located in former Wan Chai Gap Police station, Hong Kong Police Museum offers an unique chance to see over 700 exhibits related to the history of Hong Kong Police Force. It occupies an area of 570 square meters. There are five galleries: Orientation gallery, Triad Societies and Narcotics gallery, Police Then & Now gallery, Current Exhibition gallery and Heroin Factory. Admission is free all year round.

Hong Kong Science Museum

Hong Kong Science Museum, Main Entrance
2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Hong Kong is home to some great historical features. However, the city also boasts by a modern Science Museum. The permanent exhibition area features a total of 16 galleries located on 4 floors with a wide range of Science and Technology topics and themes. There are about 500 science-related exhibits in the permanent exhibition area. The admission fee is HK$25 and free on Wednesdays.

Hong Kong Space Museum

Hong Kong Space Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui, Main Entrance
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong Space Museum is one of the most famous and outstanding landmarks in Hong Kong. The museum was built to popularise astronomy and space science education, and occupies an area of 8,000 square meters. It produces 2 planetarium shows as well as introduces some of the best foreign OMNIMAX productions in the city. The admission fee is HK$10 (Exhibition Halls only), HK$24 - Omnimax Show/Sky Show.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sha Tin
1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
This is a must visit museum for all those who are interested in learning a few things about the country's history and its cultural heritage. It stocks some of the most interesting and beautiful items donated by the locals. Most of these items are signs of how life used to be in the early times.