A BRUCE LEE museum opens in July as a tribute to the legendary film star and a way of reviving Hong Kong's flagging tourism industry. More than 10,000 pieces of memorabilia will be rotated for the 1,000 square foot display in a Tsim Sha Tsui shopping centre. 'It has always been our dream to set up a Bruce Lee museum,' fan club organiser Jackson Ng Yuk-shu said. 'Our ultimate goal is to set up a museum in his past residence in Kowloon Tong. 'He's a great figure in Chinese history. He was hard-working, good at kung fu and had his own philosophy. He was the first Chinese actor who caught international attention and helped Chinese movies break into the world market. Westerners used to look down on Chinese before Bruce Lee emerged. 'We want the younger generation to know more about him and learn from his spirit,' Mr Ng said. Books, film tickets, pictures and catalogues from the star's life - including items dating back to his teenage years - would be displayed. Visitors would also be able to buy souvenirs and have pictures of themselves taken alongside Lee's life-size statue, costumes and props. The museum, in the Miramar Shopping Mall on Nathan Road, would be a big attraction for visitors, especially from Japan, Mr Ng said. 'Although there are various fan clubs in many countries, such as Japan and the US, his fans prefer joining ours because they know Hong Kong is the origin of Bruce Lee,' Mr Ng said. 'Many Japanese fans are dying to come to Hong Kong to pay tribute to him. Some are now pushing us on the opening date so that they can arrange tours in advance.' The fan club plans a tour which would visit the Golden Harvest Studio which produced many of his movies, Lee's former home and the museum. It is raising funds with the help of club consultant and film star Stephen Chiau Sing-chi and other artists and film directors. The fan club, founded in 1995, has more than 500 members, including about 100 from abroad. A 10-day exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of Lee's death would be held at the Hong Kong Art Centre, Wan Chai, in mid-July. A Hong Kong Tourist Association spokesman said a lasting display of Bruce Lee memorabilia would certainly boost tourism potential. 'Bruce Lee is well-known worldwide. Any permanent exhibition will be of interest to many people and help the industry.' Lee died of a brain oedema at 32 while filming Game of Death in Hong Kong. Son Brandon was killed at 28 by a bullet fragment during filming of The Crow five years ago. Daughter Shannon, 28, is also an actress.