The Heritage Museum, indicator of a troubled past

The Heritage Museum, indicator of a troubled past

Travel through Hong Kong's history, culture and art with this museum at once entertaining and enlightening.

Chinese under the Qing dynasty, then British from 1842 until the retrocession to China in 1997, Hong Kong is constantly evolving. Its troubled past offers a lot in terms of history and influences many contemporary local artists. Located on the banks of the Shing Mun River in a siheyuan – a traditional house built around a patio – the Hong Kong Heritage Museum opened its doors in 2000 to reveal the secrets of this unique culture. Over 7,500 sqm of exhibition areas, you will learn about the history behind the city and the territories, as well as their art and cultures. The museum is spread over several permanent galleries: one is devoted to Cantonese opera, and others to the work of Jin Yong or allowing children to learn while playing for instance. As you exit the museum, make a stop by the Sha Tin park, famous for the “monkey hills” where long-tailed macaques have taken up residence.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum
1 Man Lam Road
Sha Tin
Hong Kong

+852 2180 8188