Welcome to the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM), where a local perspective and a global vision are offered on Chinese cultural heritage. Showcasing the finest collections from the Palace Museum and other world-renowned institutions, the Museum aims to bring people together and inspire dialogue through new curatorial approaches.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Public Holiday: 10:00 am – 08:00 pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Lunar New Year
G/F Tickets will close one hour before the Museum closes
By bus or minibus
The following bus and minibus routes pass within walking distance of the Museum. For more details, please refer to the websites of the respective operators.
Austin Road West
215X, 261B or 281A
Nga Cheung Road
8, 11, 95, 203E or 280X
Western Harbour Crossing
900, 904, 905, 914, 930, 930X, 934, 936, 948, 952 (former 962B), 960, 960P, 961, 962X, 967, 968, 969, 970, 970X, 971, 978, A10, A11, A12, A17, E11A or E11B.
Circular Route Bus
This complimentary bus service is a circular route that operates daily from 9am to 7:30pm (every 20 minutes) between MTR Austin Station Exit D/ High Speed Rail Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Exit J (near Xiqu Centre), M+, the Hong Kong Palace Museum and the west entrance of the District (Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza bus stop).
Click here to view the map.
Take the Tung Chung Line or Airport Express to Kowloon Station. Leave from Exit E4 or E5 and walk along Nga Cheung Road to the footbridge. Cross the footbridge to enter the West Kowloon Cultural District and walk to the Museum. Alternatively, you can take the minibus CX1 from Exit E to the Museum.
You can also leave from Exit C1 or D1 of Kowloon Station and follow signs to the Artist Square Bridge through ELEMENTS on 2/F, Metal Zone. Cross the Artist Square Bridge to reach the West Kowloon Cultural District (approximately 10 minutes).
Take the Tuen Ma Line to Austin Station. Leave from Exit D and take the free shuttle bus (departing every 20 minutes) towards the District. You can also leave from Exit B4 or B5 and walk to the West Kowloon Cultural District via ELEMENTS (approximately 20 minutes).
By taxi or car
Ask your driver to head to the roundabout at Nga Cheung Road and Austin Road West to Museum Drive. Pass the first traffic light and continue straight ahead until you see the Museum building on your left. There is a designated pick-up and drop-off area at the LG entrance
You may also show your taxi driver the address in Chinese: “香港九龍西九文化區博物館道8號香港故宮文化博物館”
Hong Kong Water Taxi
The water taxi service operates a circular route every Saturday, starting from Tsim Sha Tsui East, with calling points at Wan Chai, Central and West Kowloon (Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter Landing No. 2).
The service will operate daily during the 2023 Chinese New Year period (22 January – 5 February).
Click here for more information.
Parking is available at the Hong Kong Palace Museum Car Park, which is accessible from the driveway to our pick-up and drop-off area at 8 Museum Drive. You may also park at the Car Park near the M+ Car Park and at the Art Park Car Park.
On-street parking is not available in the West Kowloon Cultural District.
Click here to view the detailed floor plan.
Car parking and EV charging facilities
Hourly parking is available. Real-time parking vacancies are displayed at the car park entrance.
Limited EV charging stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
LG/F to 4/F are accessible by lifts.
Baby care rooms
Baby care rooms are located on LG/F and 4/F of the Museum. Please visit the G/F Information for assistance.
First aid assistance
First aid assistance is available in the Museum. Please ask our staff for help.
There are three locker rooms for visitors’ use.
Wheelchairs & baby strollers
Wheelchairs and baby strollers can be borrowed for free on a first-come, first-served basis at the G/F Information.
We are committed to providing an inclusive museum experience for all. We offer a wide range of barrier-free facilities and accessibility services so that visitors of all abilities and ages can enjoy and engage with our exhibitions.
If you need help during your visit, please reach out to our staff. Alternatively, you can visit our G/F Information or LG/F Reception, where induction loops allowing direct transmission to hearing aids with telecoils are installed. All service desks are wheelchair-accessible.
Accessible parking is available at the Museum’s car park, the car park near the M+ building (Zone F), and at the Art Park Car Park (Zone E). Limited accessible parking spaces are available for eligible users on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lifts in the Museum building connect all floors and are wheelchair-accessible. Every lift in the Museum is equipped with an audio announcement system and braille signage.
Accessible toilets can be found on all floors. Foldable nursing beds are available in accessible toilets.
Unisex toilets can be found on the LG/F of the Museum.
Manual wheelchairs may be borrowed for free on a first-come, first-served basis at the G/F Information. These wheelchairs are for use within the Museum only and may not be taken outside the building.
Baby strollers may be borrowed for free on a first-come, first-served basis at the G/F Information. These strollers are for use within the Museum only and may not be taken outside the building.
Tactile guide path and braille & tactile floor plan
Tactile guide paths are installed throughout the Museum, connecting the entrances, service desks, accessible lifts, escalators, and accessible toilets. Tactile floor plans are located near the lift lobby and male and female toilets on each floor.
Visitors with trained guide dogs are welcome in all galleries and facilities.
Induction loop systems are installed at various locations in the Museum, including:
G/F Tickets, and
Please pay attention to the announcements on our website for updates during adverse weather conditions.
Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning / Typhoon Signal No. 1 or No. 3
Black Rainstorm Warning
Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above
West Kowloon Cultural District, 8 Museum Drive, Kowloon