• What's On

    Calendar of Events
  • An extensive public programme of FREE events is underway for visitors of all ages. Join us for talks, tours, walks and discussions. And there’s more! Families will enjoy Museum Encounters, storytelling, arts and crafts, quizzes and demonstrations.

    Some events require advance booking, for others you can just come along and join in, all
    are FREE with a Museum entrance ticket.
    Friends of HKMM members could enjoy priority access to all programme. 
16 Dec 2018 14:30-16:30

Most of the goods we use in our daily life are imported from rest of the world by different types of ships. Do you know the way to distinguish those ships? Our volunteers will help you to find out the answers from the amazing model ships’ wall in the Museum. ... more

16 Dec 2018 14:30-16:30

A unique opportunity to handle object in the Museum. Our volunteers will help you to explore the stories of Coolies and post-war Hong Kong and answer your questions. ... more

20 Jan 2019 16:00-17:00

Travelling out in 1859 to join his uncle’s then successful trading house, Augustine Heard & Co., George Heard, the youngest of the nephews, was hired on ship-board by fellow-traveller, John E. Ward, the ... more

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26 Jan 2019 16:00 – 17:30

The shopping alleys in the city and in the periphery of 19th century Canton (present day Guangzhou) were lined with shops serving a staggering selection of goods and crafts made in China exclusively for ... more

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16 Feb 2019 16:00 – 17:30

Through the lens of the prominent Chinese merchant Houqua, this talk explores the growth of Sino-American trade into a sustainable business in the early nineteenth century. His partnership with select ... more

17 Feb 2019 14:00-16:00

In this workshop, participants will learn about the history of kwon-glazed porcelain and the use of pidgin English in the context of early American trade with China. Ceramic artist Winus Lee will demonstrate ... more

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23 Feb 2019 14:30 – 17:00

We shall start at a rendezvous point at or close to the South Pacific Hotel in Bowrington/Causeway Bay. We shall then go to the approximate site of Commander Belcher’s Observation Point (still recalled in a ... more

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02 Mar 2019 16:00 – 17:30

News of the California gold rush in the mid-19th century reverberated around the world. The Chinese called California “Gold Mountain” and the “Gold Mountain Dream” drove tens of thousands of Chinese ... more

16 Mar 2019 16:00 – 18:00

Augustine Heard & Co. (AHC) was one of the largest American trading houses in China during the late 19th century, profited hugely from the exports of commodities such as silk, tea, and porcelain amid the two ... more

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