Arts & Culture

Hong Kong residents offered free museum entry as part of celebrations

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Hong Kong residents will have free access to some of the city’s leading museums and a number of cultural events on July 1. 

The move is part of the government’s efforts to mark the 26th anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese rule.

Free admission will be on offer to permanent exhibitions at the Science Museum and Space Museum, except for the Space Theatre’s shows. There will also be free entry to special exhibitions at a number of public museums, including the Heritage Museum, Science Museum and Museum of Art.

Celebrations will also include free admission to M+ and seven thematic exhibitions of the Hong Kong Palace Museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Visitors do not need to make a reservation in advance at M+ while those wanting to visit the Palace Museum will need to reserve a ‘Free Standard Ticket’. These tickets are available now.

Further events include stand-up comedy shows, Cantonese opera performances, light shows and carnivals.

Access to leisure activities as part of the anniversary day will include free admission to the Hong Kong Wetland Park on July 1.

Free access to some transport links will provide a way for residents to enjoy the cultural and leisure activities on offer, as part of the celebrations.