Visit more than 40 Hong Kong museums for free this weekend
- Written by arounddb, 12 May 2016
This weekend is the perfect time to immerse in history and culture as several museums throughout the city waive their admission fees.
On May 14 and 15, Hong Kong Museum of History, Museum of Art, the Heritage Museum, the Science Museum, and the Space Museum are among 42 cultural venues the public can visit free of charge.
These include 20 venues under Hong Kong's Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and another 22 independent establishments. Not all however are open for both days, while some special exhibitions and activities are not covered by free admission.
Some ongoing special exhibitions are Science Museum's "Collider: Step inside the World's Greatest Experiment", and "Braving the Storm: Hong Kong under Japanese Occupation" at the Museum of Coastal Defence.
While sections of the Museum of Art and Space Museum are currently closed for renovation, these establishments will be mounting special programmes and educational activities for the weekend.
In line with International Museum Day, celebrated around the world since 1977 through the initiative of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the Leisure and Cultural Services Deparment has facilitated the city's participation in the globally-recognised event for the past 15 years.
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