Heritage Museum

Tudor warship Mary Rose sails back to life with lost treasures

Conservators stand inside the hull of the Tudor warship, The Mary Rose, at the new Mary Rose Museum in southern England. Photo: AP

The remains of a Tudor warship that sank more than 400 years ago will go on display with thousands of its artefacts for the first time at a new British museum. Museum officials and historians say the £27 million (HK$316 million) museum, which opens today, allows visitors to view the wreck of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship, and also provides a snapshot of Tudor life onboard the vessel.


Friday, 31 May, 2013, 4:00am

Sigmund Freud's famous couch in need of makeover

The couch in Sigmund Freud's consulting room. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Perhaps the most memorable item of furniture in the world - the couch in Sigmund Freud's consulting room, sagging under the weight of more than a century of recollected dreams, terrors, traumas and phobias - needs a facelift.

7 May 2013 - 3:12am

Stockholm museum dedicated to ABBA to open on May 7

'ABBA The Museum's Mattias Hansson and the curator, Ingmarie Halling. Photo: AFP

After ABBA The Movie in 1977, the Mamma Mia musical and movie, and a 2010 travelling museum exhibit, a permanent museum to the band will open in Stockholm on May 7. After months of construction, the modern building in the leafy Djurgarden neighbourhood is nearing completion.

25 Apr 2013 - 2:32am

Hong Kong museums exhibit ambition ahead of M+ opening

Louis Ng Chi-wa. Photo: Dickson Lee

Government museums will emphasise Hong Kong arts and culture by showing off their vast collections, revamping exhibition spaces and introducing new programmes.

14 Feb 2013 - 5:44am 2 comments

Enter the long-awaited Bruce Lee show

The Bruce Lee exhibition will include a documentary and interviews.

More than 100 items of memorabilia telling the life story of late kung fu legend Bruce Lee will go on display for the first time in July. The five-year Bruce Lee exhibition at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin is the result of efforts by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department after a plan to convert the star's former home into a museum fell through.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:09am

Fabergé eggs set to whip up interest at Heritage Museum

"Moscow Kremlin", one of Faberge's famously ornate Easter eggs, on show in Sha Tin. Photo: Edward Wong

They're the stuff of legends, the ornately carved, jewel-encrusted eggs commissioned by the last Russian royals as gifts for their family.

7 Feb 2013 - 4:16am

The paparazzi mob go missing as style icons strut their stuff ...

There were plenty of celebrities to watch for the few who made the trek up to the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin for the launch of the Fashion Visionaries exhibition and awards ceremony, which honoured industry style makers and the style icons.

However, there was a notable absence of the paparazzi mob that usually gravitates to these events.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Policy Briefs

Paternity leave studied

The government will consider granting male civil servants paid paternity leave. It will also consider whether to make this provision a statutory requirement for all employers, not just the government. Out of 157,000 civil servants, about 100,000 are male. On average, 2,700 of their wives have given birth every year in the past three years.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

MEGartSTORE: Not For Sale

MEGartSTORE: Not For Sale

Heritage Museum, Sha Tin

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


MEGartSTORE, an exhibition presented by the Heritage Museum, will run until November 27.

Its title came from the term 'mega-store'. The art pieces on display are classified under categories - such as Food & Beverage, Health & Beauty, and Leisure & Entertainment - found in lifestyle or department stores.

12 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Baihua Qifang

As part of the SAR's fifth anniversary celebrations, a selection of artworks from the Ninth Chinese National Art Exhibition sweeps into the Heritage Museum.

10 Jul 2002 - 12:00am