Hong Kong Heritage Museum – Uniting Hong Kong’s Rich Heritage

The largest of the 12 museums found within the city of Hong Kong, the Heritage Museum is more than simply a museum. It is a testament to the culture and legacy of Hong Kong. It depicts the history, art and customs of Hong Kong through 6 permanent exhibition galleries and a further six galleries housing temporary thematic exhibitions.

Built following the traditional Si He Yuan Style, the building is a series of integrated houses situated around a common courtyard.

Opened in 2000, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is in the town of Sha Tin and the museum itself is in a secluded spot away from the hustle and bustle of the town, bordered by the Shing Mun River.

The permanent exhibition galleries are the Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall, New Territories Heritage Hall, the T.T.Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, the Children’s Discovery Gallery and the Chao Shao-an Gallery. These give a very thorough foundation of the many cultures found in this city and the heritage of each.

The temporary exhibitions vary from time to time. Apart from the galleries, the Heritage Museum complex also holds a theatre used for various arts purposes. The museum features comprehensive and interactive sessions that educate in an entertaining manner the history of the country and its origins. This makes the visit enjoyable even for young children.

The museum’s own cafe serves delicious food and beverages which you may enjoy after the educational museum experience.

Be sure to pay particular attention to the special features such as the exhibition that traces the Cantonese Opera development and Zhao Shao’an’s, the renowned artist’s, impressive work of Chinese paintings.