Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre
Sam Tung Uk Museum
In June 2016, the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) 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.
Sam Tung Uk is a 200-year-old Hakka walled village that was declared a monument in 1981. It was converted into the Sam Tung Uk Museum and open to the public after restoration in 1987.
The Sam Tung Uk Museum covers 2,000 square metres. Its symmetrical layout resembles a chessboard with an entrance hall, a middle hall and an ancestral hall in the central axis. With four individual dwellings in the centre, the premises are completely walled in by rows of houses on each side and at the back.
To offer an enriching and inspiring visiting experience, Hong Kong ICH Centre at Sam Tung Uk Museum underwent a large-scale exhibition revamp in late 2020. The revamp works have been the largest ever since the inception of the Hong Kong ICH Centre. With more artistic and multimedia elements added, the new exhibition series "Lost and Sound — Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage" reinterprets local traditional culture in an innovative and creative way, enabling visitors to learn more about Hong Kong ICH and the history, culture and architectural features of Sam Tung Uk.
Plan Your Visit
2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong
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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
To safeguard public health, admission quota and the following special precautionary measures are implemented in Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre (located in Sam Tung Uk Museum):
- All persons entering this Centre, except for exempted persons, are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code and comply with the requirement of the Vaccine Pass. Details on the Vaccine Pass arrangements can be found at www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/vp_t1_ENG.pdf.
- Starting from 9 August 2022, the Government added the Red Code and Amber Code into the Vaccine Pass to differentiate persons with higher risk of infection (including confirmed cases and inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan). The Vaccine Pass or codes of the above persons would be displayed in red or amber accordingly. Venue staff would deny entry of relevant persons to this Centre in accordance with relevant rules.
- Visitors are subject to temperature check before admission. Visitors with fever or respiratory symptoms are not allowed to enter the precinct of this Centre.
- Visitors need to wear their own masks in this Centre.
- Sanitising mats and alcohol hand sanitisers are provided.
- Museum exhibits and facilities have been sanitised by anti-microbial coating (MAP-1).
Currently, barrier-free facilities at the Hong Kong ICH Centre (at 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.