Notice

From 20 November to 31 December 2017, period house no. 3, side houses no. 8 to 11 and 14 will be closed for renovation works. The Oral Legacies – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong Exhibition will end on 11 December (Monday). The Exhibition Hall will be temporarily closed from 12 December (Tuesday). It will re-open at the middle of February 2018 for a new thematic exhibition. Other exhibits at the museum, including the assembly hall, reception room, orientation room, period houses no. 1, 2, 4 and side houses no. 12, 13 and 15, remain open as usual.

Photo of Sam Tung Uk Museum

Introduction

Sam Tung Uk is a 200-year-old Hakka walled village that was declared a historical monument in 1981. It was converted into the Sam Tung UK Museum and open to the public after restoration in 1987. In June 2016, the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office set up the "Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre" at Sam Tung Uk Museum as a display and resource centre. It aims to enhance the public's understanding and awareness of ICH through various educational and promotional activities, including exhibitions, lectures, seminars, ICH bearers' demonstrations and workshops. The public can check out our website for the latest news about ICHO's activities.  
 
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.
Location map of Sam Tung Uk Museum

Visit

Address

:

2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong

Transport

:

By MTR - Mass Transit Railway to Tsuen Wan Station

By Bus - Kowloon Motor Bus nos. 40, 43X, 48X, 49X, 57M, 58M, 59A, 67M, 68A, 69M, 73X, 235, 278P, 278X, A31

Opening Hours :

Monday, Wednesday to Sunday - 10 am to 6 pm

Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve - 10 am to 5 pm

Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year

Free Admission

Floor plan of Sam Tung Uk Museum

Guided Tours

Guided museum tours are available for schools and community groups. For details, please refer to the Application Form.

 

 

Contact the Museum

Tel: (852) 2411 2001

Fax: (852) 2413 9271

Email: stum@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Agricultural exhibits in Sam Tung Uk Museum

Exhibition

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.