The museum will have 7,700 square metres of gallery space dedicated to gold, bronze and jade items, paintings, and ceramic objects, as well as displays on life in the Imperial Court.

Located in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the Hong Kong Palace Museum is scheduled to open in 2022. Offering Hong Kong and international perspectives, the museum will create dynamic and innovative exhibition and public programmes. It will feature a rich selection of treasures from the Palace Museum, often known as the Forbidden City, and present other art exhibitions from around the world.

The architectural design is a fresh interpretation of Chinese aesthetics, drawing inspiration from traditional art and architecture, as well as Hong Kong’s urban environment today. The museum building occupies some 10,000 square metres. The building has a total floor area of about 30,000 square metres. Nine galleries comprise 7,700 square meters. Visitors will also enjoy ample rest areas inside and outside the museum, as well as an auditorium, atriums, educational spaces, gift shops, and dining areas. The museum also provides barrier-free facilities and nursery rooms.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum is a collaborative project of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Palace Museum. The design and construction of the museum, at an estimated cost of 3.5 billion Hong Kong dollars, is fully supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Vision and Mission

  • To foster understanding and appreciation of Chinese art and culture, and promote dialogue among world cultures and civilisations
  • To showcase the finest objects selected from the Palace Museum’s vast collection of treasures through new technologies, innovative presentation skills and story-telling approaches
  • To adopt a new curatorial approach connecting people's lives and experiences between the past and the present
  • To take an interdisciplinary approach in the display of art and cultural objects and combine objects, ideas and digital technology
  • To connect with the community and encourage public participation
  • To go global and develop international collaborations through our partnership with the Palace Museum
  • To work closely with other cultural institutions in Hong Kong and contribute to developing Hong Kong into a cultural metropolis 

Design Consultant: Rocco Design Architects