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Museum Guide for Hong Kong

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Cultural treasures abound in Hong Kong. From classic art museums to edgy art centers, here are some of the best attractions in arts and education.

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  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Trendsetter

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7 Places

Hong Kong International Hobby and Toy Museum

Speciality Museums

Cattle Depot Artist Village

Other Fun & Games

Osage Gallery

Other Fun & Games

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Art Museums

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Points of Interest & Landmarks

ArtisTree

Other Fun & Games

Fringe Club

Bars & Clubs, Performances

dejavuhk's City Tips

  • Minibuses, also called maxicabs, can be helpful to reach smaller villages. Green minibuses run on fixed routes and fixed fares; red minibuses don't have fixed routes or set fares.
  • Although they may stand closely together, Hong Kong Chinese can be uncomfortable with body contact.
  • The MTR is an easy public transit system that covers major Hong Kong districts. Day passes, which offer unlimited travel, are a good option.
  • Buses are another easy mode of transit, covering all areas. Fares depend on distance traveled - be sure to have exact change.
  • Pointing with your index finger is reserved for animals. If you need to point at anything else, use an open hand.
  • Octopus cards are available at transit stations and 7-11s. You can load them up with money to use on public transit, at convenience stores, supermarkets, vending machines, etc.
  • In some restaurants, servers will bring tea and snacks that you didn't order, and then charge you for them. Before being seated, ask your server about additional charges.
  • The Hong Kong Museum Pass provides free admission to 7 museums and discounts to many other attractions.
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    Hong Kong International Hobby and Toy Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    dejavuhk Says:

    Dolls, robots, action figures, model rockets, and more. You'll find them all at the International Hobby and Toy Museum, an institution devoted entirely to studying, preserving, and restoring toys.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
    • Don't miss the impressive collection of Gundam robots.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #329 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • The National Museum of Toys !! 08/08/2017
    • Toy Museum Gone? 30/05/2017
    • Hong Kong International Hobby and Toy Museum
    Address:
    330 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-63588646
    Other:
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    Cattle Depot Artist Village
    Other Fun & Games
    dejavuhk Says:

    Situated among the industrial buildings of Ma Tou Kok, this century-old slaughterhouse is now a birthplace of modern art. While the historic red-brick building is a site in itself, inside the Cattle Depot Artist Village are some 20 different art organizations, including studios and galleries. My favorite artist there is Frog King, an interesting performance artist whose colorful art pieces are a mixture of Western and Chinese painting styles and calligraphies. He is an old man with a young, energetic, and kind heart. You'll love him!

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If there are no exhibitions on, the security guard may ask you not to go in and not to take photos of certain galleries.
    • The On and On Theatre Workshop often hosts exhibitions, concerts and other performances.
    • Because the artists and galleries keep erratic hours, what you see will depend on who is open to the public.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 64 Fun & Games in Hong Kong
    • A creative community delight 26/11/2017
    • Don’t do it 31/10/2017
    • Cattle Depot Artist Village
    Address:
    No.63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
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    Osage Gallery
    Other Fun & Games
    dejavuhk Says:

    Established in 2004, Osage Gallery showcases international and Asian contemporary art. The impressive warehouse-style space in Kwun Tong District is the organization's flagship gallery, and focuses both on exploring the artistic relationships between the different regions of Asia, and between Asia and other parts of the world. (The gallery also has spaces in Shanghai, Beijing, and Singapore.) Its works are diverse and always of a high quality, having organized solo exhibitions by some of the most significant artists in Asia, such as Sun Yuan(China), Wilson Shieh (Hong Kong), Nipan Oranniwesna (Thailand) and Charwei Tsai (Taiwan).

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Visits are by appointment only - call +852 2793-4817 in advance.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    Address:
    4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong
    Hong Kong
    China
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    Hong Kong Museum of Art
    Art Museums
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    dejavuhk Says:

    Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, the Hong Kong Museum of Art is the city's main art museum and features more than 15,000 art objects - from calligraphies and paintings of historical significance, to works by local artists and antique Chinese treasures. The Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware - a branch of the Museum of Art - is also not to be missed, offering a great insight into the unique tea drinking culture in China and Hong Kong. The exhibitions are diverse, but well-planned, and always interesting!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The Museum of Art is closed on Thursdays.
    • Free admission every Wednesday (except for special exhibits).
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Closed for Renovations until 2019 17/10/2016
    • Currently closed for renovation 25/04/2016
    • Hong Kong Museum of Art
    Address:
    No.10 Salisbury Road, Yau Tsim Mong District, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-27210116
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Hong Kong Arts Centre
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    dejavuhk Says:

    A non-profit organization operating under a self-financing model, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is widely recognized as a high-quality local arts and cultures incubator. The main building holds theaters, a cinema, galleries, classrooms, studios, restaurants, and office space, and hosts a wide range of programs - from performing arts and film, to public art projects, conferences, and art festivals.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • ArtsLink, published by the Arts Centre, is well put-together - grab one in the lobby when you visit!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #444 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Arts Centre 03/01/2018
    • The place for art wonders! 06/12/2017
    • Hong Kong Arts Centre
    Address:
    2 Harbour Road, Wanchai
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-25820200
    Other:
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    ArtisTree
    Other Fun & Games
    dejavuhk Says:

    Located at Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place, ArtisTree is a 20,000-sq-ft multi-purpose venue that hosts all manner of events, from massive exhibitions to small kids' activities. The goal of the space is to bring world-class visual and performing art exhibitions to Hong Kong, and it does just that with flair!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Check current exhibitions on their website.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 64 Fun & Games in Hong Kong
    • Exhibition that reminds us what HK is about! 16/09/2016
    • The World of Tim Burton 19/11/2016
    Address:
    1/F, Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-28445094
    Other:
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    Fringe Club
    Bars & Clubs, Performances
    dejavuhk Says:

    Housed in what was once the Old Dairy Farm Depot - a building shared with the Foreign Correspondent's Club - the Fringe Club is today home to Hong Kong's annual Fringe Festival. By providing its facilities for exhibitions and performances rent-free, the club does its part to support local emerging artists and freedom of expression. Its spaces range from a gallery to a jazz and cabaret space, to an underground area "designed for creative experimentation." Situated in the space that was once the ice vault for dairy products, the Fringe Vault is also a cool cafe that hosts readings and pop-up craft stores.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Check out the calendar for the Philosophy Cafe, a regular event featuring discussions (in English) on various philosophical topics.
    • Have a drink or a meal at the rooftop garden.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 19 Concerts & Shows in Hong Kong
    • Fringe Vault café 11/01/2018
    • Colette's at the Fringe Club 18/04/2017
    • Fringe Club
    Address:
    No.2 Lower Albert Road, Central
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-25217251
    Other:
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