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.
To reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to avoid people from gathering, the Sam Tung Uk Museum continues to be temporarily closed until further notice. During the period, programmes organized by the museum are also cancelled. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will monitor the situation closely and review the arrangements in a timely manner.
Guided museum tours are available for schools and community groups. For details, please refer to the Application Form.
The Sam Tung Uk Museum strives to provide a barrier-free access for all. Currently, barrier-free facilities at the museum are:
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
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. Also included is a hands-on exhibition entitled The Way We Were, which invites visitors to experience village life through touching the exhibits.