Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

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Timings : Friday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed on Thursday

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center, Hong Kong Overview

The Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, located inside the beautiful lush Haiphong Road Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon, is one of the oldest heritage museums. It was built more than a century ago under the British colonial rule. Once the site of British Army's Whitefield Barracks, the Heritage Discovery Centre is known for its permanent exhibition gallery, along with the thematic exhibitions gallery, lecture hall, and the reference library.

Originally built as a colony for the British military, the Hong Kong government was given back the land which they used to house and construct the temporary premises of the Hong Kong Museum of History until 1998, when the present day museum complex was constructed and opened up to the public to share the proud story of the city’s fight against the colonial rulers. Housed in blocks S61 and S62, the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre now features a range of themes and topics, proudly displaying parts and pieces of the rich and vibrant history and culture of Hong Kong.

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The Discovery Centre

The major attraction of the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is definitely the beautiful way in which the city’s fast changing life and impressive development over the generations has been portrayed through numerous paintings, sculptures and murals hung up all across the walls of the museum. 

The museum features a number of themes and has special galleries to narrate the fascinating stories on Hong Kong’s archaeology, its beautiful and inspired architecture, the mysterious Forbidden City in Beijing, Marine history and the ever prosperous Maritime Silk route. The Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre also has interactive sessions and story and drama performances immersing into the rich history of Hong Kong in an incredibly fun and entertaining fashion.

Tips

  • The premises of the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is disabled friendly and has special ramps and wheelchair facilities. There are specially trained staff who help out the elderly visitors in case they need any assistance in going about the place.
  • There are well equipped centers for the pregnant and nursing women.

How To Reach Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

Bus: Taking a bus to the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is quite an economic as well as a convenient means to reach the location. Bus line numbers 12, 625, 9 and H1 ply at regular interval. The bus stop is right outside the side entrance of the museum.

MTR: The second best means to reach the museum is the Hong Kong MTR. There are quite a number of MTR stations located in the vicinity of the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre.
  • The China Hong Kong City MTR Station which is also the closest to the museum is about 166 meters away which is around 3 minutes walking distance.
  • The Tip Sha Tsui MTR Station which is the second closest station to the museum is about 235 meters away which is about 4 minutes walking distance.
  • The Canton Road Bit MTR Station which is around 382 meters away from the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is about 6 minutes of walking distance.
  • The China Hong Kong Central MTR Station which is around 457 metres away from the museum location and about 6 minutes of walking distance.
  • The Haiphong Road MTR Station which is around 637 metres away from the destination of the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is about 9 minutes of walking distance.
Taxi: One can also opt to take a cab directly to the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. Although the cab ride won’t be as economic as the regular public transit services, it is definitely one of the most comfortable options. 

Subway: Hong Kong also has a well connected Subway route which has a few stations around the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. The Tsuen Wan Line and the West Rail Line have are located at about 10 to 12 minutes of walking distance from the museum.

Car: One can also drive all the way up to the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre in a personal vehicle. The museum is very well connected to all the roadways and highways and has quite a conveniently placed parking area.

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