Hong Kong Palace Museum tickets available for online purchase from 14th June, free tickets for Wednesday


    13th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) is set to open to the public on 2nd July 2022 (Saturday).

    Approximately 140,000 admission tickets for the first four weeks upon opening, including free general admission tickets for Wednesdays, will be available for purchase or booking from 10am on 14th June (Tuesday). 80% of the tickets (including free tickets for Wednesdays) will be sold or registered via the centralised ticketing platform of West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD). Members of the public can visit the HKPM website, the WKCD website or the WKCD app and be redirected to the centralised ticketing platform. Tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining 20% of the tickets will be available through the three official ticketing partners of HKPM, namely Klook, China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited and Fliggy. Members of the public may register online for free admissions on Wednesdays for a period of 12 months after the museum’s opening (special exhibitions and events excluded). 

    WKCD Online Ticketing Channels

    Hong Kong Palace Museum Website: http://www.hkpm.org.hk/

    West Kowloon Cultural District Website: http://www.westkowloon.hk/

    Opening hours and ticketing details for HKPM are as follows:

    Opening Hours:Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: 10:00am-6:00pmFridays, Saturdays and public holidays: 10:00am-8:00pmTuesdays (except for public holidays) and the first and second days of the Lunar New Year: Closed
    Ticket Prices:Ticket CategoryAdult 
    Concession Ticket
    General Admission Ticket(Gallery 1 – 7)HK$50HK$25
    Special Exhibition Ticket (General Admission Ticket waived) (All Galleries: Gallery 1 – 9) HK$120HK$60
    Ticketing Instructions: On-site ticket sales will not be available for the first three months after HKPM’s opening. Visitors have to purchase tickets in advance through the HKPM website, West Kowloon Cultural District website and West Kowloon Cultural District app by creating an account using their email address. Visitors can also purchase tickets through the online platforms of HKPM’s three ticketing partners including Klook, China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited and Fliggy.Tickets of the fifth to eighth week after the museum’s public opening will be made available on the above-mentioned platforms from 12 July. In addition, starting from 12 July, the online ticketing system will be refreshed every Tuesday morning to enable visitors to purchase tickets for the following four weeks .Each person can only purchase a maximum of four tickets per transaction.Thematic exhibitions in Gallery 1 to Gallery 7 are open to the public for free every Wednesday for a period of 12 months after the museum’s opening. All visitors are required to register online for free admission via the three WKCD platforms. Visitors enjoying free admission who wish to enter Gallery 8 and Gallery 9 will have to purchase a Special Exhibition Ticket.
    Remarks:Concession tickets are available for full-time students, children aged 7 to 11, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities (and one accompanying carer) and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Children aged six or below, members of HKPM Friends and HKPM Patrons can enter the museum free of charge. (All concession tickets and benefits are subject to specific terms and conditions)Visitors with reserved tickets are required to enter the museum within the first hour of their scheduled admission time. Latecomers will not be allowed entry.

    One of the Special Exhibitions, Gallery 8 – “The Making of Masterpieces: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Palace Museum”, features 30 iconic and textbook paintings and calligraphic works from the Jin, Tang, Song, and Yuan dynasties in three phases. All works are grade-one cultural objects. These treasures will be showcased on rotation basis – 10 grade-one works each phase. The details and display period of the exhibits in Gallery 8 are listed below:

    Rotation 1: 2nd July 2022 – 31st July 2022
    1Wang Xizhi (303–361) After Rain in Running Script (Song copy) 
    2Mi Fu (1051–1107) Encomium on a Mountain Inkstone in Running Script 
    3Zhao Ji (1082–1135)   Returning Boats on a Snowy River 
    4Zhao Fu (active mid-12th century) Ten Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains   
    5Li Song (1166–1243) Basket of Flowers 
    6Unidentified Artist Spring Morning at the Riverside  
    7Li Kan (1245–1320) Four Purities  
    8Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322) Watering Horses in Autumn 
    9Huang Gongwang (1269–1354) Stone Cliff at the Pond of Heaven 
    10Ni Zan (1306–1374)Wutong, Bamboo, and Elegant Rock 
    Rotation 2: 3rd August 2022 – 4th September 2022
    1Gu Kaizhi (346–407) Nymph of the Luo River (Northern Song copy) 
    2Attributed to Yu Shinan (558–638) Copy of the Orchid Pavilion Preface in Running Script 
    3Lu Lengjia (active 730–760) Six Arhats (Song copy) 
    4Zhao Ji (1082–1135) Poem on a Summer Day in Regular Script 
    5Attributed to Zhao Boju (active 12th century) Autumn Colours Over Rivers and Mountains  
    6Ma Yuan (active late 12th century or early 13th century)  Water  
    7Unidentified artist                                                                        Travelling Bullock Carts 
    8Deng Wenyuan (1259–1328) Hasty Writing in Draft-Cursive Script 
    9Zhao Yong (after 1293–1361), Wang Mian (1287–1359), Zhu Derun (1294–1365), Zhang Guan (active 14th century), Fang Congyi (active 14th century) Five Paintings by Yuan Masters  
    10Wang Meng (d. 1385) Dwelling in the Summer Mountains 
    Rotation 3: 7th September 2022 – 7th October 2022
    1Xie An (320–385) Death of a Palace Attendant in Running Script (Song copy) 
    2Gu Kaizhi (346–407) Nymph of the Luo River (Southern Song copy) 
    3Ouyang Xun (557–641) Biography of Zhang Han in Running-Regular Script (Tang copy) 
    4Ruan Gao (active 10th century) Female Immortals in Elysium 
    5Ma Hezhi (active 12th century) Illustrations to The Book of Songs: Songs Beginning with “Deer Call” 
    6Li Di (active 12th century) Hawk on a Maple Tree Eyeing a Pheasant 
    7Li Song (1166–1243) Viewing the Tidal Bore on the Qiantang River 
    8Guan Daosheng (1262–1319) Late Autumn in Running Script (calligraphy by Zhao Mengfu) 
    9Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322), Huang Gongwang (1269–1354), Xu Ben (1335–1380) Calligraphy and Painting of Timely Clearing after Snowfall 
    10Wu Zhen (1280–1354) Fisherman  

    Remarks: Gallery 8 will be closed during 1st – 2nd August 2022 and 5th -6th September 2022.