Located in Hong Kong’s Western Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong Palace Museum officially opened its doors on 3 July 2022. This was one day later than scheduled due to the passing of Typhoon Chaba, which reached a T8 signal at its peak on Saturday.
Spanning over 30,000 square meters with 7,800 square meters of exhibition space, the impressive structure was designed by local architecture firm Rocco Design Architects who took inspiration from the colour palette and original structure of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
The museum is split into nine galleries with a careful selection of over 900 priceless treasures from the Palace Museum in Beijing and other major cultural institutions around the world. This will be the first time many of the treasures will be exhibited in Hong Kong and displayed to the public.
Aside from gallery spaces, the museum features a 400-seat auditorium, a learning and resource center, activity rooms, atriums, a gift shop, and various restaurants.
In celebration of the grand opening of Hong Kong Palace Museum, admission is free on Wednesdays for 12 months from the opening date. Other details announced by the museum include ticket prices that range from HK$50 to HK$120 for adults for general admission tickets and special exhibition tickets, respectively. Tickets are available on the ticketing platform of the West Kowloon Cultural District, Klook, Fliggy, and China Travel Service Hong Kong.
Museum hours will be from 10am to 6pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, with extended hours until 8pm on Friday, Saturday, and public holidays.
Hong Kong Palace Museum, West Kowloon Cultural District, 8 Museum Drive, Kowloon | +852 2200 0217
Image credits: Hong Kong Palace Museum / Edelman Public Relations Worldwide