Museum set for conversion

May 17, 2024

The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence will be converted into the Hong Kong Museum of the War of Resistance & Coastal Defence under an amendment order published in the Government Gazette today.


The Designation of Museums (Amendment) Order 2024 will be tabled before the Legislative Council on May 22 for negative vetting. The conversion will take place on September 3, the date marking victory in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.


Moving forward, the museum will focus on the history of that war, including through activities to enhance patriotism among the public, in particular youngsters, with regard to the war, and to pay tribute to its martyrs.


Following its conversion, an array of programmes will be launched by the museum, including lectures, historical study tours, workshops, roving exhibitions and interactive dramas.


There will be a special gallery for regular thematic exhibitions, organised in collaboration with cultural institutions on the Mainland, relating to the war of resistance.


To further elaborate on the theme of coastal defence, the museum’s exhibition space will be expanded to introduce more content on China’s coastal fortifications in Hong Kong and the Guangdong area.


The first thematic exhibition, jointly presented with the Shenzhen Municipal Cultural Relics Bureau, will be launched in September and will introduce the deeds of the East River Column in joint resistance efforts in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.


The museum’s opening hours will remain unchanged after the conversion and admission is free. Click here for details and call 2569 1500 for enquiries.  

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