11 Museums to explore in Hong Kong
One of the most densely populated places in the world, and one of the world's most significant financial centers.
Flagstaff House, built-in 1846, is the oldest example of Western-style architecture remaining in Hong Kong. The museum specializes in the collection, study, and display of teaware, including many samples of the Yixing teapot, from the Jiangsu of China, as well as the world's oldest known extant teapot.
The Happy Valley Racecourse is one of the two racecourses for horse racing and is a tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is located in Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island. There is a Hong Kong Racing Museum Situated on the second floor of Happy Stand, in Happy Valley Racecourse, represent the HK’s horse racing evolution and history, development of Happy Valley.
The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is a museum in Hong Kong, located in a former coastal defense fort on Hong Kong Island. An exhibition entitled "600 years of Coastal Defence" is held permanently in the museum, which tells the story of the defense of the Hong Kong coastline from the time of the Ming Dynasty, through the First and Second Opium Wars and the Battle of Hong Kong, through to today.
The Hong Kong Science Museum is a science museum in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong. About 500 exhibits are displayed in the permanent exhibition area. The most prominent exhibit is the 22-meter-high twin-tower Energy Machine which is the largest of its kind in the world.
The Hong Kong Space Museum is an astronomy and space science museum located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The building is notable for its hemispherical shape, which contains a planetarium, the only one in Hong Kong. The main facilities of the museum are located in a building next to the planetarium, showcasing information about the Solar System, cosmology, and spaceflight.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a museum exhibiting the wax likenesses of world-famous people. The founder, Madame Tussaud (1761-1850), was an outstanding artist in France, well known all over the world for her wax products. The Hong Kong branch houses nearly 100 wax figures of internationally known personalities, with Asian figures taking up more than a third of the total, of which sixteen were Hong Kongers.