The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office will make use of the Sam Tung Uk Museum to house an exhibition and resource centre dedicated to ICH-related exhibitions and associated educational / promotional activities such as talks, seminars, workshops and demonstrations given by ICH bearers. The public can check out our website for the latest news about ICHO's activities.
Sam Tung Uk is a 200-year-old walled village that was declared a historical monument in 1981. It was converted into a museum and open to the public after restoration in 1987. Occupying an area of 2,000 square metres, the symmetrical layout of the village resembles a chessboard with an entrance hall, an assembly hall and an ancestral hall at the central axis. With four individual houses in the middle, the village is completely walled in by rows of houses at the two sides and the back.
Guided museum tours are available for schools and community groups. For details, please refer to the Application Form.
Museum staff will assist the arrival and departure of wheelchair visitors through the passage near the exhibition hall. For enquiries relating to disabled access, please contact us at 2411 2001.
Contact the Museum
Tel: (852) 2411 2001
Fax: (852) 2413 9271
The exhibition shows the walled village and its period houses as well as various agricultural implements, furniture and everyday objects used by the Hakka people. Also included is a hands-on exhibition entitled The Way We Were, which invites visitors to experience village life through touching the exhibits.
A thematic exhibition The Oral Legacies - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong, located at the Exhibition Hall introduces ten local items being inscribed on China's national list of intangible cultural heritage. They cover the areas such as performing arts, rituals, festive events, traditional craftsmanship, and represent the efforts of different local communities in passing on their customs and traditions.