Visiting Hong Kong Heritage Museum With Kids

Explore Hong Kong's Roots!

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Discover some of Hong Kong’s hometown glories!  The Hong Kong Heritage Museum tells all (big and small) the stories behind the city – from its geology to anthropology.  Pack up the kiddos…it is time to hit this fabulous museum in Shatin!

Situated alongside the river (and a great bike path for those feeling active), the Hong Kong Heritage Museum houses 12 themed galleries and 7,500 square meters of exhibition area.  The highlights, you ask?

1.  Children’s Discovery Zone – This uber interactive area has eight play zones geared at teaching kids everything from the history of the city to the animals that live in their backyard.  Explore a traditional farmhouse, design a ceramic plate, say hello to the fish from the South China Sea, and play traditional games from the past.  Recommended for kiddos twelve and under.

2.  New Territories Heritage TrailEverything you never knew about Hong Kong’s mining, fishing, and development past (6,000 years to be exact) is explained here. Kids enjoy the giant boat, animal, and lifestyle replications showcasing where the city was and is moving to now.

3.  Cantonese Opera GalleryCulture vultures will enjoy exploring this colorful exhibition complete with digital dress-up fun and operatic treasures galore!

4.  Courtyard Great for taking a breather!  It is enclosed with plenty of space for the kids to burn off energy. Great for snack time!

5.  Muse Kids/ Muse Teens/ Family & Kids Programmes Cook up a yummy pun Choi feast, create your own toy, art jam, and more…there are plenty of ongoing special programs to participate in family style.  Note, many are conducted in Cantonese (check schedule for details).

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

An interactive museum dedicated to understanding the city from the inside out!

Who It's Perfect For:

Anyone living in or visiting the city looking to understand and appreciate it even more. All ages welcome!

What Else:​

We recommend getting tickets in advance via URBTIX as they can sell out, especially on weekends. Alternatively, snap up the family pass that gives you access on the day and all major museums in Hong Kong for a full year.

Where To Find It:​

Additional Info:​

Parking available.


Open Monday, Wednesday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm, Sunday and public holidays from 10am - 7pm. Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year.

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