Art Museums in Hong Kong

Top Art Museums in Hong Kong, China

Art Museums in Hong Kong

  • Traveler favorites
    Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
  • Traveler ranking
    Highest rated attractions on Tripadvisor, based on traveler reviews.
Types of Attractions
Museums
Traveler rating
Neighborhoods
Good for
25 places sorted by traveler favorites
Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

What travelers are saying

  • MrsTsih
    Hong Kong, China296 contributions

    Don’t expect the Tate or MoMA, and one is thankful that a city as prosperous as HongKong finally has put together a place closer to the other art museums in major cities.

    There are many gems, the Chinese ceramics and art pieces from 3000 BC to Qing dynasty.

    Chinese art giants from the past century include but are not limited to Wu GuanZhong, Zao WouKi and Chang DaiChien are featured .

    One and one’s family can spend a delightful afternoon in this easy to access museum . There is art in motion outside the Museum too ie the beautiful Victoria Harbour framed by the famous Skyline.

    Thank you to the private donors making the Collection interesting .
    Written February 21, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,700 contributions
    The Hong Kong Culture Centre is situated along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in the Kowloon Peninsula. Completed in 1989, this is a large complex with a 2000 seat concert hall, 1700 Grand Theatre, smaller Studio Theatre, Exhibition gallery as well as multiple exhibition foyers.

    The venue is used throughout the year for world-class concerts, theatre and musical productions, opera, dance and drama performances which you can reserve at the ticketing box office (open from 10am to 9:30pm daily) or reserve through the URBTIX website.

    Note: The Hong Kong Arts Festival is held during the early months each year. Numerous large scale performances take place at the Hong Kong Culture Centre as part of this important annual programme.
    Written April 8, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • TuanRizwan
    Miami, FL621 contributions
    Just good for picture taking as all of them (comic stars) are local characters. The location is inside Kowloon park and not that big.
    Written July 24, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,700 contributions
    The Jao Tsung-I Academy is a hillside compound of heritage buildings along Castle Peak Road in Lai Chi Kok that were revitalised by the HK Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture (HKIPCC) and named after the late prominent scholar Jao Tsung-I.

    The academy was opened to the public in phases between 2012-14 and now features three hillside levels of Grade 3 protected historic buildings that function as a museum with exhibition galleries, activity centre, restaurant, coffee shop and even a hotel. The outdoor grounds are open from 8am to 10pm daily, exhibition halls are open from 10am to 6pm daily. No entry fee required.

    The lower level is where you find the Main Gallery which is a testimony to the life and scholarly works of Jao Tsung-I. There is also a Heritage Hall where you can learn about the history of the area and buildings which date back to the late 19th century when a Qing Dynasty Customs house was located here. Later buildings, including those you see today, served as a labourers' quarters, prison, quarantine station, infectious disease hospital and lastly a psychiatric rehab centre which was eventually closed in 2004. There is a statue of Jao Tsung-I and a small but beautiful lotus pond here.

    The second level is where you find a series of buildings including another exhibition hall, presently presenting information about Chinese language characters, activity rooms, Hope of Joy restaurant and Coffeeflow. Continuing to the third level, you will find the Heritage Lodge. There are public toilets on each level as well as a series of lifts for those unable to walk up the stairs between levels and guests of the hotel with luggage.
    Written May 11, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ShiningSchnee
    Hong Kong, China1,967 contributions
    This isn’t the usual place you’d go for “yum-cha”, but it’s definitely a fun way to sip tea and taste vegetarian dim-sum.
    Upon seated you choose from an exhaustive menu of Chinese and oriental teas while picking traditional dim-sums with a vegetarian twist.
    Very enjoyable and fun!
    Written November 24, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,647 contributions
    Mallory Street, and in particular the Comix Home Base, is certainly worth dropping. A few minutes walk from the redeveloped hip areas of Wanchai, this new museum is housed in a refurbished old building and has interesting exhibits on local comics (which is a great way to get insights into the development of the local culture). The place is not well known and generally very quiet; worth a quick side trip if one happens to be in the vicinity.
    Written August 25, 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,647 contributions
    Didn't think a private museum in HK would amount to much, so it took me a long time before I finally visited it as it was kind of out of the way (actually only about 8 min from the Nga Tau Kwok MTR station and not hard to find using Google map, maybe a few more minutes from the larger Kwun Tong MTR station). It was actually fairly spacious since it was housed in an industrial building (rent probably much cheaper), but what surprised me more was that the exhibitions were pretty good. No world class exhibits, but the exhibitions focused with oft-overlooked themes as well lessor known artists (many local). They even published exhibition catalogs (which were pretty reasonably prized too) and had an open space area. Worth a look if the special exhibitions were of interest to you (just check out their website) and if you wanted something a bit different. And oh, free admission and a nice view of the cruise terminal, with guided tour offered only through prior appointment.
    Written September 24, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Anna R
    15 contributions
    It was just a bunch of Van Gogh quotes flashed on big screens for an hour with images of his paintings flickering by so fast I didn't know where to look, with unrelated music playing. Because of covid restrictions, part of the exhibit was closed but it just looked like a few pictures and blurbs on a wall. So expensive for what it was.
    Written March 1, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,700 contributions
    The JC Contemporary Museum at Tai Kwun continues to host a handful of interesting art exhibitions each year. Exhibitions primarily feature local artists and are usually free for the public. Opening hours are 11am to 7pm daily.

    First and foremost, the architectural design of the JC Contemporary building is interesting, the exterior is worth a few minutes to enjoy. The interior is centred by a four storey spiralling staircase from which various floors and galleries spin off as you make your way upward. Gallery rooms are spacious, lighting in general is good although we at times feel it shines too brightly on the displayed works, creating glare and making it a bit difficult to take nice photos. Otherwise, it is a very good use of art space in Hong Kong.

    We visit 2-3 times a year and almost always find at least one of the exhibitions very interesting. Recently we much enjoyed the INK CITY exhibition (23 April to 1 August 2021) featuring works by artists using ink art to present and articulate a social voice regarding living together in a crowded community and dealing with our urban environment here in Hong Kong.

    The exhibition includes a thorough brochure which presents the various artists and describes their respective works that are on display. In addition to traditional ink art, there are installations and video representations that we enjoyed viewing and learning about. Enjoyed quite a few of the works on display, finding Howie Tsui's Retainers of Anarchy (2018) and animated Parallax Chambers (2018-ongoing) to be particularly thought provoking. In the end, we found this exhibition well worth 30-45 minutes as part of a visit to the JC Contemporary Museum at Tai Kwun.

    You can visit the Tai Kwun website to learn more about present and upcoming exhibitions. There you can also find out about other events and happenings around Tai Kwun as well.
    Written July 5, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Betty H
    Hong Kong, China16 contributions
    It's free. Their exhibitions change from time to time so I can only write about what I saw. But overall the things they displayed are curated with taste, which accommodates the preference of the public. It's right next to the University of Hong Kong if you are interested in local students' life or a toilet break / water refill. XD
    Written August 6, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,647 contributions
    Free admission to a surprisingly spacious (for a university) exhibition hall. This museum builds its core collection on major donations from the well known local collector usually called Bei Shan Tang, and it so happened part of this collection - that on Chinese paintings, were being exhibited when we were there. High quality exhibition of over 140 paintings, though the lighting, so crucial for viewing paintings, was much better in the new wing than the old. Deserves a look to see what's on when you visit Chinese University
    Written July 24, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • EastmeetsWestAB
    London, UK1,364 contributions
    The structure of the building is absolutely gorgeous. Worth going into this place to take pictures.

    However there is not a lot of artwork. Heavily under utilise. What a waste! Disappointing.
    Written July 25, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,700 contributions
    The Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery (Visitor Centre) is stop 1 along the Ping Shan Heritage Trail in the Yuen Long District. It is located upon a hill along Ping Shan Lane for those starting the trail from the Ping Shan Light Rail Station and making their way north and northwest to the final attraction, the Tat Tat Tak Communal Hall (stop 13). It is located around 5 minute walk from the Ping Shan Light Rail Station and is open from 10am to 5pm daily (Closed on Tuesdays).

    Historically, this is one of the few remaining pre-war police stations in the New Territories. It was constructed in 1900 and is typical of early 20th-century colonial architecture with arched verandahs. The station was used for various police functions until 2001. In 2007, it was converted into the Gallery and Visitor Centre for the Ping Shan Heritage Trail.

    Within the old Ping Shan Police Station, you will find the very helpful Heritage Trail brochure that will guide you through the area villages to each of the 12 other attractions, providing you a brief summaries and historical accounts. Importantly, the brochure includes a map that is very helpful, guiding you from one stop to the next. Without it, you will find it difficult as signage in between the various historic places isn't always available or helpful along the way.

    You will also find several galleries in the main building as well as three more in a smaller room behind the main building. Here you can learn about the history of the Tang Clan which moved from southern China to Ping Chan in the 12th century, the customs and traditions of the area inhabitants as well as the purpose of the buildings which have been preserved as part of this heritage trail. There are some interesting artefacts to see as well as a short projected film that is in Cantonese but with English subtitles. The three gallery rooms behind the main building are used to show pictures and architectural features of the historic buildings.

    At the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery, you'll find modern park benches on both sides of the main building, water and soft drink vending machine as well as public toilets at the back. Note, there is now a public toilet around 50 metres in front of the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery attraction along the small road up the hill. Attendants will point them to you if helpful.

    Overall, the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery makes for a good way to start your self-walk heritage tour of the area. For those making their way in reverse, it also makes for a good place to end the tour. You can take a good rest here on the hillside benches, enjoy the views and round off the learning experience before making your way onward out of the Ping Shan area.
    Written October 14, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Haelist
    277 contributions
    Love this exhibition as it inspires me how the local HKers live, breathe though they are at different situations! Guess it is a good place for people with different nationalities, backgrounds and personalities to come and feel what HK is presenting to people here. This time, the exhibition is about HK as a city, its architecture, its houses, its everyday life. Very inspiring and interesting me as a local indeed!
    Written September 16, 2016
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nikolaus2009
    Beijing, China44 contributions
    In general, the Pedder Building is a must for every art aficionado traveling to Hong Kong. Seven or Eight top asian galleries are in the building and you will always find some very interesting art exhibitions in the building. Ben Brown Fine Artst seem to have reduced it space in the last half year, nevertheless it has world class art exhibitions always. This week they had a great exhibition by German artists, all born after the war. Baselitz, Penk and other interesting works. Always worth a visit, like the whole building.

    An advice to TripAdvisor, become a bit more cultural, it would fit you well.
    Written December 17, 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hong Kong