Hong Kong Education Museum

Podium, Block D1, the Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po
Take a bus 74K from the Tai Po Market Station;
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  • Opening hours

    • Monday10:00~17:00

    • Tuesday10:00~17:00

    • Wednesday10:00~17:00

    • Thursday10:00~17:00

    • Friday10:00~17:00

    • Saturday10:00~17:00

    • Sunday10:00~17:00

    • Public Holiday Closed

  • Fee
    Free admission

  • Suggested time for visit
    30 minutes

Hong Kong people are known for their keen desire to compete, and many parents are eager to start their children’s education early, even when they are still in the womb. Opened in 2009, Hong Kong’s first-ever museum on education is definitely a worthwhile destination for the diligent parents. Located at the Education University of Hong Kong, this museum hosts an annual thematic exhibition, and stages various seminars and guided tours on a regular basis. In the past, these guided tours (usually in Cantonese) have covered Tai Po, Sheung Wan, Ping Shan, Tai Wai Village and Sai Ying Pun, and there was even once when they offered a tour in Shandong, in the province where Confucius was born. These tours are extremely popular so do sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Despite its modest size, the museum has a fascinating range of exhibits, offering a narrative on Confucius, Dr Sun Yat Sen, village schools, rooftop schools and millennium schools. In 2018, a special exhibition “Hong Kong Early Years Education: Then and Now” is open throughout the summer. While the museum can only exhibit a limited range of its collections, its proactive efforts in collecting and restoring the precious materials of Hong Kong education history, such as teaching materials, uniforms, textbooks, trophies, certificates, documentation and historic photos etc., has served to promote education and the research on Hong Kong’s local history. Moreover, with its breathtaking scenery and stunning view of the Tung Tsz Kwan Yin statue, it is a perfect attraction to visit for a day outing in Sam Mun Tsai in Tai Po.