As a prominent arts and cultural hub, Hong Kong enjoys one of the liveliest cultural scenes in Asia, thriving on its fusion of creative talent from East and West.
The Cultural Services Branch of the LCSD plans and manages performance venues, and organises cultural and entertainment programmes to promote culture and the arts in Hong Kong. It also provides public library services to meet the community's information needs, and promotes reading and the literary arts. The branch also helps preserve our cultural heritage through its museums and related services.
By offering these activities and services, we aim to create an environment that encourages artistic expression and a deeper appreciation of culture in the community, in line with the larger goal of helping develop an open and mature society in which culture and the arts are embraced as part of everyday life.
Hong Kong has excellent cultural facilities, including 14 performing arts venues, seven major museums, seven smaller museums, two heritage centres, a film archive, two visual art centres, two indoor stadia, as well as 68 static and 12 mobile libraries, all of which are managed by the department.