The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government runs 14 museums and 3 other cultural spaces, each one unique in its focus. Broadly, these museums cover art, history and science. Our vision is to offer inspiring experiences to be enjoyed by all.
Museums collect, conserve and exhibit collections for the purpose of education and providing uplifting and enlightening experiences. We also conduct extensive research to discover a composite picture of our culture, history and heritage. Preserving these endowments represents a vital long-term commitment to current and future generations.
By conserving a cultural legacy that is accessible, we hope to provide a lifelong learning platform for the community to foster their imagination and creativity.
We pursue our vision with professionalism, creativity, passion and integrity. Our core values are openness and people-oriented culture. Apart from having Museum Expert Advisors to render professional advice on collection items, special research projects and programmes, the Museum Advisory Committee has been established to advise LCSD on strategic matters relating to the development of the museums.
Shouldering the mission to promote our cultural heritage, LCSD museums play an essential role in developing Hong Kong into an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchange.
A leading visual arts museum in Asia showcasing the most distinguished Hong Kong and Chinese art, ink art, and treasures from other cultures to inspire emotive art appreciation experiences.
A multidisciplinary museum that presents local living heritage and creative culture with special focuses on design, popular culture, photography, and Cantonese opera. It also presents exhibitions on cultures from around the world.
‘The Hong Kong Story' permanent exhibition of the Hong Kong Museum of History is temporarily closed from 19 October 2020 for an extensive revamp. While the Exhibition is preparing for a new look, the Museum remains open. Apart from continuing a variety of our public programmes, we have specially curated the ‘History Through the Lens: Photographs of Early Hong Kong' exhibition at the Lobby; and the ‘Recreating a Classic: The Best Features of the Hong Kong Story' at the Exhibition Gallery on 1/F from 14 December 2020 to show you the highlights of ‘The Hong Kong Story' exhibition.
Offers educational, inspiring and interactive experiences on science and technology developments, and serves as a distributed network connecting other science and technology museums/organisations in Hong Kong and greater region.
Pioneers in offering Asia's first OMNIMAX theatre and the world's first fully automatic planetarium control system. Visitors will find a fascinating, interactive experience to immerse themselves in the world of astronomy.
Embark on a journey into Hong Kong's 600-year military history at the Museum of Coastal Defence, built on the preserved site of Hong Kong's most formidable British military fortifications.
Dedicated to honour the world-renowned revolutionary, Dr Sun Yat-sen, the Museum gives an overview of his life and career, especially his intimate connections with Hong Kong. The Museum is housed in the beautifully preserved monument building "Kom Tong Hall".
A museum dedicated to fostering and promoting China's unique tea culture.
Converted from the old Tai Po Railway Station, the Hong Kong Railway Museum showcases diesel electric engines, narrow-gauge steam locomotive and six historical coaches.
The locally built Fireboat Alexander Grantham had taken part in major fire-fighting and rescue operations in Hong Kong waters. It was preserved and turned into a museum exhibit after it was decommissioned in 2002. Come explore different parts of this historic fireboat which is now placed along the promenade of the Quarry Bay Park.
A well preserved eighteenth century Hakka village furnished with village furniture and farming tools.
An Eastern Han Dynasty brick tomb preserved in-situ with an exhibition hall displaying the tomb finds and history of Han Dynasty.
Discover the agricultural implements and household utensils of the Hakka people in this preserved 200-year old walled village.
A 150-year old Hakka village with dwellings, pigsties, a cattle shed, a watchtower and a drying terrace.
An internationally renowned archive conserving Hong Kong's rich film heritage and facilitating research on films.
Oi! is an art space and a platform for exchange, inviting diverse communities to experiment freely with contemporary art and culture. Housed in a Grade 2 historic building converted from the former Royal Hong Kong Yacht club.
Housed in the beautifully preserved former British barrack Cassels Block, it is an art learning centre not only provides professionally equipped studios for trained artists but also showcases a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.
Taking up the role of an art incubator, the Office aims to promote visual arts by nurturing new artists and ideas and by connecting art with the community through territory-wide art projects.
Museums serve to preserve our invaluable cultural properties for future generations. The Conservation Office provides crucial and expert conservation support to Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) museums through preventive conservation (protecting cultural properties by controlling environment, pests and human factors such as careless handling or neglect); and interventive conservation, in which treatment plans are executed for objects according to their conservation needs using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
In May 2015, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department upgraded Intangible Cultural Heritage Unit to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office (ICHO) to heighten its endeavours on the identification, documentation, research, preservation, promotion and transmission of intangible cultural heritage (ICH).