The annual International Museum Day (IMD) event will be held on May 17 & 18, 2014. Museums around the world will join this special event and offer free admission to their cultural institutions. Hong Kong’s Museums have been participating in this unique event since 2001 and offer admission to most of their venues free of charge.

Forty-two different institutions, cultural heritage venues and museums will participate at the International Museum Day 2014 event in 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.

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The theme of this year’s International Museum Day (IMD) is “Museum Collections Make Connections” and emphasizes the constantly challenges and changes museums face nowadays to attract visitors and preserving the past while linking and bonding visitors, generations and cultures together.

Hong Kong International Museum Day 2014

Hong Kong International Museum Day 2014

The participating museums of the International Museum Day will host an array of special programs and activities including special offers on shopping and dining at designated book and souvenir shops. In addition, visitors who visit 4 museums over the two days can redeem and collect special edition stamps that can be used to redeem some special edition International Museum Day souvenirs.

We highly recommend marking down these two days in your calendar and don’t miss out at this great opportunity to enjoy some of Hong Kong’s best exhibitions and museums for free.

Please Note: Unfortunately, free admission is not available to the Hong Kong Museum of Art Special Exhibition “Ju Ming – Sculpting the Living World”, Hong Kong Heritage Museum Special Exhibition “Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation”, Stanley Ho Space Theatre of the Hong Kong Space Museum, film programs at the Cinema of the Hong Kong Film Archive and Hong Kong Maritime Museum.