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International Museum Day 2019 (Free Admission)

18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019 10:00 - 19:00
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) designated 18 May as the annual International Museum Day (IMD) since 1977. This year, IMD in Hong Kong is scheduled for 19 May 2019 and the theme this year is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition"
As one of the participating museums, HKMM will be open to the public for free alongside with a variety of special programmes in collaboration with City University of Hong Kong , Morpheus Antique and ReminiscenceHK!
For more activities and full details, please visit our external webpage here
Highlighted Activities
1) Mega Board Game ‘All Aboard!’
18 & 19 May 2019
14:00-14:15 / 14:30-14:45 / 15:00-15:15 / 15:30-15:45 / 16:00-16:15 / 16:30-16:45
Students from Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) will assist the participants of the board game. Through the tips from students, participants can control the selected cargo vessels, enter the Hong Kong Harbour with the correct route, win the game and eventually have brief understanding on Hong Kong shipping industry!
2) Lighthouse Memories: Green Island Lighthouse 
19 May 2019
Raise public interest towards the Green Island Lighthouse through Interactive Activities including Interactive Simulators, 3D model and documentary Presentations, Group Forums, and Exhibited Items. 
14:00-15:00 i) Exhibition Guided Tour – Interactive 3D Model with Old Records 
14:30-15:00/ 15:15-15:45/ 16:00-16:30 ii) KM Koo Ship Bridge Simulator 
13:00-15:00 iii) ‘Try Your Hand at Navigating!’ Fixed, Flashing Occulting Simulator
15:00-16:15 iV) Screening Green Island Lighthouse Documentary and 3D Model Presentation
16:20-17:30 V) Group Discussions 
3) Memory Impressions: Old Souvenirs and Their Stories
19 May 2019
12:00-14:00/ 15:00-17:00
The program formats take reference from the object handling activities of UK’s museums. Members from Morpheus Antique are in charge of displaying the artifacts on the exhibition table. Audiences can freely touch and interact with the artifacts during the process. Though this interaction, audiences are motivated to know more about the history, themes and related contents to the museum.
Programme Collaborator: Morpheus Antique
4) Ringing in the Ears: Hakka villages in Tai Po
19 May 2019
11:00-17:00 (Pop up display)
14:00-17:00 (Interactive session)
The purpose of the event is to promote culture of Hakka, introduce history of New Territories and its changing coastline to general public through pop up display, interactive session and Zhuzhici Poems (one of the items in Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong)
Programme Collaborator: ReminiscenceHK