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Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum
(temporarily closed from 29 January 2020)

To reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to avoid people from gathering, the Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum continues to be temporarily closed until further notice. During the period, programmes organized by the museum are also cancelled. The department will monitor the situation closely and review the arrangements in a timely manner.
Introduction

The Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb was discovered in 1955 when the Government was levelling a hill slope at the Lei Cheng Uk Village for the construction of resettlement buildings. According to its structure, inscriptions on the tomb bricks and tomb finds, it is believed that the tomb was built in the Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25 - 220). The tomb was declared as a gazetted monument in 1988 and is preserved permanently thereafter. Though it is closed to the public for conservation reasons, visitors can still have a glimpse of the interior of the tomb through the glass panel at the entrance passage.

The exhibition hall was built adjacent to the tomb. In addition to the display of pottery and bronze wares excavated from the tomb, there is an exhibition namely "Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb" on display. Texts, graphics, photos, maps, videos and models are used to introduce the geographical situation, discovery and structure of the tomb. "Trade Passages: A Pictorial Exhibition of the Silk Road in the Han Dynasty" is also on display. Visitors can have a better understanding of the explosion of trade in the Han dynasty.

Address : 41 Tonkin Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Tel. No. : 2386 2863
Fax. No. : 2361 2105

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Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum picture
Opening Hours
  • Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday: 10am - 6pm
    Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve: 10am - 5pm
Closing Days
  • Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays), and the first two days of the Chinese New Year

Public Transport
  • Take the MTR to Cheung Sha Wan Station, a 10 minutes' walk along Tonkin Street from the A3 Exit;
  • Take the Kowloon Motor Bus No.2A (from Lok Wah to Mei Foo) and get off at the entrance of the Museum;
  • Take the Kowloon Motor Bus No.2 (from Star Ferry to So Uk) or Tunnel Bus No.112 (from North Point (Pak Fu Rd) to So Uk) and get off at Po On Road, then walk 2 minutes along Tonkin Street.

(Note: The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change with the transportation companies' announcement as final.)

Barrier-free Facilities

Currently, barrier-free facilities and services provided at Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum are:
 

*  A barrier-free ramp at the main entrance

*  Tactile guide path and Braille and tactile floor plan at the gallery

*  Automatic door at the main entrance

*  Enquiries counter suitable for wheelchair users

*  Assistive listening system at the enquiries counter

*  Audio and visual signals of the emergency alarm system

 

Access Officer
 

You are welcome to contact Ms Noelle Ng, the Assistant Curator I (Archaeology) of the Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum at 2724 9027 during office hours (9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5:48pm on Mon to Fri) or call the Duty Officer at 2386 2863 during non-office hours.