The Hong Kong Museum of Art was established by the Urban Council in 1962 and was originally housed in City Hall in Central. It was relocated to 10 Salisbury Road, its present premises, in 1991 and is currently run by the local government’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Featuring over 15,000 pieces of artwork including sculptures, paintings, calligraphy and Chinese antiques, it is the city’s main art museum. The art museum contains a variety of exhibits, including some that change on a weekly basis. The place is a must- visit attraction when you are in Hong Kong.
The museum is located on 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Visitors can take the train to the Tsim Sha Tsui Station and walk from there. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm except on Thursdays. Extended visiting hours apply on Saturdays with the museum only closing at 8 pm. Tickets are priced at HK$ 10, although there are discounts for large groups. A Museum Pass which grants unlimited access during the validity period is also available. Guided tours are available at no extra charge. The tour timings can be found on the official museum website. Visitors who prefer to explore the museum by themselves can rent an audio guide for a small fee. The Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre are located adjacent to the art museum and are also worth visiting.