Law Uk Folk Museum

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Law Uk Folk Museum
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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BradJill
By BradJill
Restored Hakka village house now a minor museum in Chai Wan
Oct 2020
This is restored Hakka village house and declared monument in the Chai Wan area of the Hong Kong Island. Built in the mid-18th century and belonging to the Law Uk family, the property provides glimpse into the architecture and everyday life at what was once a major Hakka settlement. Now the building serves as a minor museum (free entry) for those who visit this area of the city and have interest in local history. The grounds include the restored house which has five indoor rooms, several including displays of historic furnishing, farm equipment, ceremonial and other items from the past. There are information panels outside the museum in the small courtyard providing some history of the Hakka people, their village lives before and then during the British colonial period, customs and festive ceremonies, building architecture and details about the family who owned this particular house in the past. There is also an annex property on the museum grounds as well, it is built in the same manner as the historic Law Uk house. It was closed when we passed by recently. Overall, it is good that the government restores and protects historic properties and puts them to good use like what you will find with the Law Uk Folk Museum in Chai Wan. It makes for a good place to spend 20-30 minutes if you find yourself in the area. However, if you are real history buff, it is better to visit the Hong Kong Museum of History, where you will find similar displays and learning opportunity regarding the Hakka people and other Chinese ethnic groups that have roots here in Hong Kong.

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,004 contributions
Restored Hakka village house now a minor museum in Chai Wan
Oct 2020
This is restored Hakka village house and declared monument in the Chai Wan area of the Hong Kong Island. Built in the mid-18th century and belonging to the Law Uk family, the property provides glimpse into the architecture and everyday life at what was once a major Hakka settlement. Now the building serves as a minor museum (free entry) for those who visit this area of the city and have interest in local history.

The grounds include the restored house which has five indoor rooms, several including displays of historic furnishing, farm equipment, ceremonial and other items from the past. There are information panels outside the museum in the small courtyard providing some history of the Hakka people, their village lives before and then during the British colonial period, customs and festive ceremonies, building architecture and details about the family who owned this particular house in the past.

There is also an annex property on the museum grounds as well, it is built in the same manner as the historic Law Uk house. It was closed when we passed by recently.

Overall, it is good that the government restores and protects historic properties and puts them to good use like what you will find with the Law Uk Folk Museum in Chai Wan. It makes for a good place to spend 20-30 minutes if you find yourself in the area. However, if you are real history buff, it is better to visit the Hong Kong Museum of History, where you will find similar displays and learning opportunity regarding the Hakka people and other Chinese ethnic groups that have roots here in Hong Kong.
Written October 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Hong Kong, China3,893 contributions
Head to Tseun Wan.
May 2019 • Solo
It’s never nice to leave reviews like this because at some point someone put a great deal of effort into restoring this building and filling it with chosen artefacts but there’s barely anything to see here and it’s not worth the trip East. The Hakka house itself is very small with one main room and four coming off the entrance, some of which are empty and none of which include much by the way of contextual info, in any language. If you’re interested in this aspect of HK’s history, go to the much MUCH better example up in Tseun Wan, the Sam Tung Uk Museum, which is a lot bigger and has loads of interesting features.
Written May 14, 2019
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,995 contributions
Small Hakka house
Mar 2019 • Family
Chai Wan was one of the major Hakka settlements in Hong Kong. Although industrial buildings and public estates have replaced the old villages. Law Uk (or Law's House) still tells the life of the Hakka people. This small museum shows the layout and social landscape of a Hakka community. An interesting place for visit when nearby.
Written March 24, 2019
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Y F
United Kingdom100 contributions
Self tour that takes about 10mins
Aug 2018 • Family
A lovely small restored house close to the MTR, where you can see the kitchen with the huge stove, dining area, storage area and ladders for getting upstairs.

A few info boards outside the house
Written August 21, 2018
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HKeater
Hong Kong, China30,682 contributions
A small but well preserved house
May 2017 • Family
A small but well preserved house in Chai Wan. 2 minutes from MTR station.

Shows a typical Hakka house from the last generation. One of the last few remaining, and preserved as a grade 1 listed building.

There's not that much to see, so you may want to pair this visit with another in the area. You could do Museum of Coastal Defence at Shau Kei Wan before coming to this house in Chai Wan. Same area of Hong Kong 2 stops apart.
Written May 1, 2017
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Don L
San Diego, CA63 contributions
Much Better Sights To Visit
Jan 2017 • Solo
Although the small museum is interesting, the time it takes to reach it is not justified. A quick look around only takes a few minutes. Hong Kong has so many other places to visit so unless you are really set on seeing one of the last remaining small houses such as this I would suggest you use your time to visit other spots.
Written January 28, 2017
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Noodlequeen
Douglaston, NY246 contributions
Just ok
Jan 2016 • Family
Long travel time to see a one room house. Interesting but not worth the time. It does have a nice part adjoining the property.
Written February 15, 2016
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cfb_62
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Hakka village
Oct 2014 • Friends
We enjoyed visiting this museum. It's a lovely quiet area, nice to be out of HK central for a while. Amazing to see it nestled among the apartment blocks.
You only need half an hour to an hour there and then relax in the gardens next door.
Free entry
Written October 29, 2014
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Cameron06820
Darien, CT516 contributions
Very small, maybe a 10 minute visit.
After a 30+ minute subway ride and a well marked five minute walk from the Metro station, this "museum" as a tad disappointing. It was one simple, very old dwelling with typical home elements. No staff, not much signage, but a delightful hillside park right next door.
Written October 30, 2012
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andreleroychina
Hong Kong, China150 contributions
Hakka house as they used to be
Oct 2012 • Family
Very nice replication of a traditional Hakka house like there used to be a lot in this area of Hong Kong
Written October 23, 2012
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