Photo of Sam Tung Uk Museum


Sam Tung Uk is a 200-year-old Hakka walled house 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.   
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




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

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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


Admission Arrangements

  • Starting from 1 November 2021, except for exempted persons, all members of the public will be required to use the LeaveHomeSafe application to scan the venue QR code for admission.
  • Under the new arrangement, persons who are aged below 12 or aged 65 or above and those with disabilities that render use of the app difficult will be exempted from the requirement of using the app when they enter the museum. All exempted persons are required to complete a record form to register their names, the first four digits or letters of their identification documents, their contact numbers and the date and time of their visits. They are also required to present relevant identification documents for verification at the request of the staff on-site during registration. The staff will also verify the contact numbers by making phone calls.


Special Precautionary Measures

  • The hygiene of the facilities will be strengthened. Sanitising mats and alcohol hand sanitisers will be provided.
  • Museum facilities have been sanitised by anti-microbial coating (MAP-1).
  • Visitors are subject to temperature check before admission. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, persons with fever or respiratory symptoms are not allowed to enter into this Centre.
  • Visitor should apply alcohol hand sanitisers before admission.
  • Visitors are requested to bring and wear a mask in this Centre.


The Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre will review the situation and adjust relevant preventive measures as and when necessary.

Barrier-free Facilities

Currently, barrier-free facilities at the Sam Tung Uk Museum are: 

  • Moveable ramps accessing to multiple entrances of the museum
  • Drop-off point for rehabus at the forecourt of the museum

You are welcome to contact our venue staff at 2411 2001 during office hours. Wheelchair users may contact our venue staff for setting up movable ramps for accessing the museum from multiple entrances.


Contact the Museum

Tel: (852) 2411 2001

Fax: (852) 2413 9271