A new museum in Hong Kong is always welcome. A new museum that appeals to both children and adults, well, that is kind of amazing for any city. My expectations for the 3D HK museum which opened in July, 2014 were low. Getting my children to pose for photos is always a battle, and an entire museum where that was the purpose sounded a bit like entering a war zone by choice. In the end, I may go back to make our holiday card as I have never had an easier time getting my children to pose.
With 10,000 square feet of murals that visitors can climb into, on top of, and interact with; the museum offers an opportunity to learn about Hong Kong culture in a playful way and without any lecturing. Some of the murals could be anywhere in the world, but a large portion really shows Hong Kong street life and landmarks in some really interesting ways. There are street scenes of Hong Kong, iconic buildings to climb, mahjong to play and dragons to fly across the iconic skyline.
The staff is available to take pictures for you to purchase at the end, but visitors are also welcomed to shoot and click their own. There are even foot marks that show where the best photo will be taken with possible poses shown also. We were asked ONCE if we would like the professional to take pictures in a very non intrusive way, hmm, other museums could learn from these guys. When I visited with five rambunctious boys ages ten and under, there was also an elderly group visiting. There was more than enough space for all of us. In the end, we took photos of one another and figuring out what pose worked best together.
Currently, they also have a Halloween maze which provided a bit of exercise for our group! I assume that exhibit will transition with holidays, so there will always be something new! We certainly will be back to see what is up next; I know a couple of boys who won’t let me miss it!
Details: Hong Kong 3D Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 3588 3827; Open 7 days a week, 10am-10pm. Admission: $150 adults, $100 Concessionary. Hk3dm.com.hk