The International Museum Day 2013 is coming up on May 18 and 19, 2013. Museums around the world host the International Museum Day offering free admission to their institutions with the aim of raising public awareness of the roles and functions of museums in the society. This year’s theme is “Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change ”.

Hong Kong’s Museums are participating in this unique event since 2001 and we highly recommend marking down these two days in your calendar. On May 18th and 19th, 2013 admission to most of Hong Kong’s Museums are free of charge. Yes, you read right. There are no entry fees for a total of 39 different museums, cultural institutions and local heritage venues throughout Hong Kong. You are able to enjoy exhibitions and activities in Hong Kong’s most visited, famous and acclaimed museums including Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Film Archive, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Space Museum, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Science and Hong Kong Science Museum. Don’t miss out at this great opportunity to enjoy some of Hong Kong’s best exhibitions and museums.

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2013 Hong Kong International Museum Day

2013 Hong Kong International Museum Day

Please Note: Unfortunately, free admission is not available to the Space Theatre of the Hong Kong Space Museum, film programmes at the Hong Kong Film Archive, special exhibition of Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Last but not least, we also would like to point out that there are several activities and programs held by several of the participating units including educational programs and fun activities.