The final phase of advance tickets for the exhibition "The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor" will go on sale tomorrow (September 24) from 10am onwards. Those who are interested are advised to grab the last chance to buy tickets as early as possible as so as not to miss this extraordinary exhibition.
"Since its opening two months ago, the exhibition has attracted over 200,000 visitors. The arrangements for extending the opening hours of the exhibition - from 9am to 10.30pm daily - have been well received by the public and have made the museum a bustling place attracting a great number of visitors this summer," a spokesperson for the Hong Kong Museum of History said today (September 23).
The spokesperson noted that the final phase of advance tickets will cover exhibition dates from October 15 to November 26 - the last day of the exhibition. Tickets will be available at all URBTIX outlets and the Hong Kong Museum of History's box office, and concurrently at URBTIX's Internet booking (www.urbtix.hk) and credit card telephone booking (hotline: 2111 5999).
"Unsold tickets in the second phase (exhibition dates up to October 14) can still be purchased through the advance ticket sales channels mentioned above. However, almost all advance tickets for the daytime sessions of the coming two weekends - September 29 and 30, and October 6 and 7 - have been snapped up," the spokesperson said.
For details of ticketing arrangements and ticket sales updates, please visit the exhibition website at firstemperor.lcsd.gov.hk/en/ticketing.php or call the museum (Tel: 2724 9042) or URBTIX (Tel: 2734 9009) for enquiries.
Visitors who want to enhance their appreciation of this exhibition can join the free guided tours arranged by the museum. There are seven sessions of guided tours in Cantonese arranged daily - 10.45am, 11.30am, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 4.45pm, 5.30pm and 7pm. Two extra sessions in English at 11am and 3pm and another two in Putonghua at 2pm and 5pm will be provided on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Each session of the guided tours, covering highlight exhibits of the Cultural Relics Display Zone, will take about one and a half hours. The quota for each session is 30 on a first-come, first-served basis.
An international conference will also be held on October 6 and 7. About 20 experts and scholars from Hong Kong, the Mainland, Japan and the UK have been invited to share their research on the history and culture of Qin, terracotta warriors and horses, and preservation of the historical site and Qin's cultural heritage. The conference will be conducted in Cantonese, Putonghua and English with simultaneous interpretation. For details, please visit the exhibition webpage at firstemperor.lcsd.gov.hk/tc/conference.php.
"The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor" is running from July 25 to November 26. The exhibition is open daily from 9am to 10.30pm with 17 scheduled viewing sessions. Each session lasts one and a half hours. The first session starts at 9am while the last admission is at 9pm. Aside from public holidays, the exhibition gallery is closed on Tuesdays, the museum's rest day.
Admission to the exhibition is $10 per session for all visitors. Children under 4 years old are entitled to free admission when accompanied by an adult. As this is a special exhibition, free admission on Wednesdays and concession tickets are not applicable.
Free vouchers for Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) Museum Pass holders will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the museum in four time slots commencing at 8.45am, 11.45am, 2.45pm and 5.45pm for viewing sessions between two time slots (free vouchers for the last viewing sessions of the day will be distributed at 5.45pm).
Schools and registered non-profit-making organisations may apply for free admission along with a guided tour and free coach service for group visits of 20 or more people during the daytime and non-public-holiday sessions. Interested parties may call 2724 9080 two weeks before the visit is planned and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Application forms can be downloaded from the exhibition website at firstemperor.lcsd.gov.hk/en/group.php.
Jointly presented by the LCSD and the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, the exhibition is co-organised by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as the sole sponsor. It is one of the highlight programmes celebrating the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The Hong Kong Museum of History is located at 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Its website is at http://hk.history.museum. For enquiries, please call 2724 9042.
Ends/Sunday, September 23, 2012