The Hong Kong Heritage Museum, located on the banks of the Shing Mun River, presents a unique mix of history, arts and culture of early Hong Kong and the nearby South China region. The museum was uniquely built from an architectural perspective; it followed the traditional si he yuan - the design revolves around the traditional Chinese 'courtyard' house that once characterized Beijing's architecture.
The museum houses six permanent galleries with an exhibition area covering 7,500 square metres. I have recently visited the Museum taking the opportunity to visit some of the current exhibitions. They are varied in terms of the theme and focus:
The exhibition showcases more than 200 items/sets of children's clothing and accessories starting from the late Qing dynasty to the Republican period. It's amazing to look at the decorative motifs or patterns of children's clothing on display because you can catch a glimpse of how the blessings were embraced and expressed in the fashion of their times. The popular parents' wishes for their children were strongly linked to happiness, fast growth, longevity, abundant offspring and success.
Where: 1/F Thematic Gallery 5 Exhibition Period: 18 December 2015 - 21 March 2016
The exhibition showcases Lau's wide array of works over the years of his career, including cultural, commercial and public art space projects. Being one of the leading designers in Hong Kong, Lau shows his strong passion for design, his vision and craftsmanship.
Where: 1/F Thematic Galleries 1, 2 & Courtyard Exhibition Period: 3 December 2015 - 30 May 2016
In collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation of the US, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum has gathered together more than 600 items of Bruce Lee memorabilia from local and overseas collectors. The exhibition is a great chance for the visitors to take a look at the life and achievements of Bruce Lee, a Kung Fu master and an accomplished Hollywood actor. His spirit lives on due to his great passion about martial art, his commitment and undisputable talent, bringing significant cultural influence.
Where: Thematic Gallery 6 Exhibition Period: 20 July 2013 - 20 July 2018
Before you leave the museum, you can take a look at the sculpture of Bruce Lee which is installed outside the entrance. Don't miss out.