We work closely with schools and other partners to enrich student experience. Through museum visits, object-based learning, hands-on workshops, and school outreach programmes, we take learning beyond the classroom.
Our diverse school programmes seek to inspire students to learn individually and collaboratively. In an immersive environment, students are encouraged to discover the dialogue between the past and the present, see cultural heritage in a new light, and combine art and technology for creative and experimental learning.
From daily objects to costumes to architecture, artefacts allow us to discover history and traditional craftsmanship, as well as the cultural exchanges that have taken place. During the visit, students can get up close to over 900 national treasures from the Palace Museum collection. Students are encouraged to engage in self-directed and cross-disciplinary learning, exploring Chinese art and culture outside of the classroom and creating a link between heritage, modern life, and personal experiences through innovative learning resources and pedagogies.
We welcome students of all ages and levels to visit the Museum. We offer docent-guided services to schools. Quota is limited. Schools successfully registered for the services will be contacted by the HKPM team to confirm the arrangement.
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Primary and secondary school visits:
To apply for visits on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, please fill out the application form of “Art Journey for Youth at HKPM” School Group Visit Programme.
For enquiries about visits on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, please email us at [email protected].
Visits by kindergartens, post-secondary education institutions (full-time students), teacher groups or large-sized school groups with more than 150 students:
Please email us at [email protected].
Sponsored by the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, “Art Journey for Youth at HKPM” School Group Visit Programme supports the distribution of 50,000 Special Exhibition Tickets* to primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, offering a unique opportunity for local students, in particular those from underprivileged families, to appreciate Chinese cultural heritage as well as the art treasures from other parts of the world.
Application for Phase I (October – December 2022) and Phase II (January – March 2023) has closed. Online application for school group visits during Phase III (April – August 2023) is now open until 24 March 2023. Quota is limited. Click here to find out more.
The school can receive a subsidy from the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation after the visit. The amount will be HK$25 per headcount (calculated based on the number of visiting students). The Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation will also contact the school directly regarding the issuance of the subsidy.
*Applicable for visits on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (excluding Public Holidays)
Remarks: Priority will be given to schools that haven’t yet participated in the “Art Journey for Youth at HKPM” School Group Visit Programme. Schools that have previously participated in the Programme with an accumulated number of student participants over 150 pax. will be placed on the waiting list.
Take part in our “Palace Museum Culture” and “Object-based Study: Object Handling” workshops!
Aimed at secondary and primary students, these workshops introduce participants to the Forbidden City’s stunning architecture, the emperors and imperial consorts’ sumptuous attire, exquisite ceramics, and many more. Students will also apply the new knowledge in creative and interactive activities, deepening their understanding of Chinese art, culture, and history in a fun way.
To apply for school workshops, please fill out the application form. Places are limited, and we will be in touch through email to confirm the booking.
(only available in Traditional Chinese)
The Museum is co-organising art competitions with the Education Bureau for primary and secondary students, encouraging them to draw inspiration from cultural relics and express creativity in various forms, such as visual arts and music.
Picture Book Creating Competition: Stories of the Hong Kong Palace Museum Treasures
Lighting Design Competition: From the Hong Kong Palace Museum to STEAM Education – “Ignite the Passion for the HKPM”
Music Composition Competition: “Relishing Creativeness in the Hong Kong Palace Museum”
The Hong Kong Palace Museum Student Ambassador Programme, solely sponsored by the China Merchants Foundation, is designed for tertiary and secondary students, with the goal to cultivate the students’ interest in and knowledge of Chinese art and culture through a series of learning workshops and practical sessions. The Programme will not only enhance students’ understanding of cultural objects and museum work, but also nurture future arts and cultural talents and museum professionals in Hong Kong.
The Programme offerings range from lectures about palace culture to docent training, artmaking and conservation workshops at the Museum, and visits to local arts and cultural organisations. Students will have the opportunity to study up close the treasures on view at the Museum and learn about their historical and cultural significance. As ambassadors of the Museum, students will be able to serve as the Museum’s docents and will share their newly-gained knowledge and skills with their peers and inspire more young people to learn about Chinese art and culture.
Secondary students are welcome to submit the application through their schools from now until 12 February 2023.
Application and Programme Details
Online Briefing Sessions
The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) has launched a flagship youth programme to encourage cultural exchange between the young people in Hong Kong and Beijing. By broadening their horizons and nurturing their creativity, we seek to nourish the next generation of cultural talents in both cities. The programme is supported by Swire Properties as Lead Sponsor.
The first edition of this two-year programme has recruited over 80 university students from Hong Kong and Beijing. They are participating in a series of dynamic online activities in a period of four months.
Museums are spaces and resource hubs for learning and teaching. Use our free resources to design self-guided tours or classroom activities for primary and secondary school students and find new ways to inspire interdisciplinary learning.
West Kowloon Cultural District, 8 Museum Drive, Kowloon