Hong Kong Palace Museum to open to public on 2nd July, online tickets to go on sale from 14th June

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7th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) will officially open to the public on 2nd July, 2022. The Hong Kong Palace Museum also announced today (7th) that tickets will be sold online from the 14th of this month. The standard ticket is HK$50, the special exhibition ticket is HK$120, and students, the elderly and the disabled will enjoy half-price tickets. In the first year of the opening, the public can enjoy free admission every Wednesday. Admission tickets for the first four weeks will be available for purchase from 14th June (Tuesday). Members of the public can purchase tickets through the HKPM website, the West Kowloon Cultural District website, the West Kowloon Cultural District app, or the online platforms of HKPM’s ticketing partners including Klook, China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited and Fliggy.

The opening exhibitions of HKPM are jointly curated by HKPM and the Palace Museum. 914 pieces of priceless treasure from the Palace Museum – the biggest loan to another cultural institution outside the Mainland since its establishment in 1925 – will be put on display on rotation at the opening exhibitions of HKPM. Some of the pieces are being shown in Hong Kong for the first time. They will be exhibited alongside more than 100 exhibits on loan from local museums and cultural institutions. HKPM will also display 13 precious art objects loaned from the Louvre Museum in Paris, a testimony to cultural and knowledge exchange between China and other countries.

To celebrate its opening, the museum will open to the public free of charge every Wednesday in the first 12 months (special exhibitions and events excluded). HKPM will also set aside about 150,000 general admission tickets (or 10% of total number of tickets in the first year) to be sponsored by corporates and other organisations for distribution to underprivileged groups. Sponsorships have been secured for procuring about 100,000 tickets and the museum will strive to achieve the target.

At the same time, 150,000 standard tickets will be distributed to disadvantaged groups in the society.

HKPM also announces that the “HKPM Friends” membership programme will be launched in July 2022 to foster long term support for the museum. This offers various benefits to members, including free year-round admission to both general admission and special exhibitions, special shopping discounts and exclusive viewing hours. Membership is available in four categories: Single ($600), Dual ($1,000), Youth ($300) and Family ($1,200 for 2 adults and 1 child/teen aged between 7 to17). Further details will be unveiled in July 2022.

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