Located on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, Hong Kong Museum of Art has a great location. And it is surrounded by a lot of famous attractions, such as Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Space Museum, and Hong Kong Cultural Center.
What to See
The museum has a great value of art and history, and is famous by its display gallery, which provides more than 15,000 art items. It’s one of the greatest collections of Chinese art in the planet. This collection includes Chinese paintings from ancient time and modern works, various calligraphy works of the best Chinese artists, Collection of antique Chinese treasures, Paintings of various Chinese historical artists and other art works. It also provides thematic displays from China and from different countries all over the globe. It’s usually welcomed to guests from China and different nations of the globe.
Hong Kong Museum of History can be traced back to March 2, 1962. It was called Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery at the top level of Hong Kong City Hall High Block at that time. In July 1975, the Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery was split into the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Museum (the predecessor of Hong Kong Museum of History); and then it was moved to Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui Star Museum, responsible for the historical and archaeological collections; Hong Kong Museum of Art continues to remain in Hong Kong Conference Hall High Block, responsible for art collection. However, with the increasing development of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the site of the exhibition space is insufficient, so the Council is looking for another location for the museum. Finally, the site was chose in Tsim Sha Tsui, near Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Hong Kong Space Museum. These buildings together form a complex of exhibit buildings.
Hong Kong Museum of Art is divided into the East and the West parts. There are four storey and a basement. The total floor area of it is 17,530 square meters. There are seven exhibition halls with a total area of 6,019 square meters. The exhibition halls are:
►Fourth floor: Chinese Fine Art Gallery
►Third floor: Chinese Antiquities Gallery, Special Exhibition Gallery
►Second floor: Special Exhibition Gallery, Xubaizhai Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Museum of Contemporary Hong Kong Art Gallery
►First floor: Chinese Antiquities Gallery, Sculpture Court
►Basement: Lecture Hall
How to Get There
Take the MTR to get to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station. Get out of the station through Exit E and cross the road. Walk 150 meters to Salisbury Road. Then use subway to cross Salisbury Road. When you exit the subway, walk a little along Salisbury Garden. A walk from TST station will take 5 minutes. Also, you can take a ride on the Star Ferry from HK Island. The museum is just a few steps away from Star Ferry Terminal.