We aim to provide world-class museum facilities and services and develop the Museum into an astronomy and space science education centre of the region.
Our Mission is to:
Enrich life by providing quality museum services and lifelong learning environment for all
Promote professionalism and excellence in museum services
Provide highly educational and entertaining programmes and exhibitions in multi-languages to promote community interest in astronomy and space science and encourage cultural exchange
Provide activities to establish the museum to be an education centre
Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and friendly environment and achieve a high level of visitor satisfaction
Establish a good collection on the heritage of astronomy and space science of the region
Build a highly motivated, committed and satisfying workforce
We achieve our mission by embracing these core values:
Scope of Collections
Display materials of historical or popular interest for public viewing, such as meteorite specimens, artifacts and models, antique instruments, or replica of spacecraft; and
Research and reference materials such as astronomical films, slides, tapes and literature for programme productions, extension activities or improvment of existing facilities.
We keep at least 90 percent of the hands-on exhibits in the Museum in use at all times.
For suggestions on exhibit operations and services, please feel free to contact the duty officers.
Strategically located at the seaside of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Hong Kong Space Museum commenced its construction in 1977 and was commissioned in October 1980. It is the first local planetarium for the popularisation of astronomy and space science. The unique egg-shaped dome renders the 8000-square-metre museum to be one of the most famous landmarks in Hong Kong.
The Museum comprises two wings - east and west. The former, the planetarium's nucleus, has an egg-shaped dome structure. Beneath it are the Stanley Ho Space Theatre, the Hall of Space Science, workshops and offices. The west wing houses the Hall of Astronomy, the Lecture Hall, the Gift Shop and offices.
Inside the Stanley Ho Space Theatre, there is a hemispherical projection dome with a diameter of 23 metres. Boasting the first OMNIMAX film projector in the eastern hemisphere, the Museum is also the first planetarium in the world to possess a fully automatic control system at its Stanley Ho Space Theatre. Each year, the Museum produces two multi-media planetarium shows and introduces the best foreign OMNIMAX films to Hong Kong.
The Museum has two thematic exhibition halls: the Hall of Space Science and the Hall of Astronomy on the ground and first floors respectively. The exhibits, predominately interactive, enable visitors to learn through a series of entertaining and educational experiences.
Last but not the least, the Museum organises plenty of extension activities each year, including monthly introduction of night sky in the Space Theatre, Astronomy Happy Hours, fun science lab sessions, astronomy competitions, lectures and astronomy film shows, etc. You can also find a lot of information related to stargazing, basic astronomy, astronomical news and educational resources in the Museum's homepage.
Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
General Enquiries :
(852) 2721 0226
(852) 2311 5804
Advisers of the Hong Kong Space Museum
|Professor CHAN Kwing-lam||Dr. CHAU Hoi-fung||Dr. CHU Ming-chung|
|Mr HSU Show-hoo||Professor Sun KWOK||Professor LEUNG Kam-ching|
|Prof TANG Tong-bor||Prof Fung Kam-wing|
Financial Figures for 2009 / 2010
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Electricity, Cleaning and Security
Artefacts and Exhibitions
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Admission and Hiring