Photo of Sam Tung Uk Museum


Sam Tung Uk is a 200-year-old Hakka walled village 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. The public can check out our website for the latest news about ICHO's activities.  
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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By MTR - Mass Transit Railway to Tsuen Wan Station

By Bus - Kowloon Motor Bus nos. 40, 43X, 48X, 49X, 57M, 58M, 59A, 67M, 68A, 69M, 73X, 235, 278P, 278X, A31

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

Floor plan of Sam Tung Uk Museum

Guided Tours

Guided museum tours are available for schools and community groups. For details, please refer to the Application Form.


Barrier-free Facilities

The Sam Tung Uk Museum strives to provide a barrier-free access for all. Currently, barrier-free facilities at the museum are:

  • Moveable ramp
  • Drop-off point for coaches from rehabilitation centres

To access our museum, wheelchair users can contact venue staff for setting up moveable ramps which are available in multiple entrances of the museum. Coaches from rehabilitation centres may drop off visitors at the square outside the main entrance of the museum. Enquiries: (852) 2411 2001


Contact the Museum

Tel: (852) 2411 2001

Fax: (852) 2413 9271


Agricultural exhibits in Sam Tung Uk Museum


The exhibition shows the walled village and its period houses as well as various agricultural implements, furniture and everyday objects used by the Hakka people. Besides, thematic exhibition(s) on the theme of intangible cultural heritage are on display, please refer to Exhibitions and Activities for details.