The museum complex at the front of the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. The dome of the Hong Kong Space Museum is in the centre, with the Peninsula Hotel behind it. Photo: SCMP
The museum complex at the front of the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. The dome of the Hong Kong Space Museum is in the centre, with the Peninsula Hotel behind it. Photo: SCMP

How the Hong Kong Cultural Centre complex at last gave the city the museums it lacked, 58 years after a report singled out its lack of provision

  • With a few exceptions Hong Kong represented ‘the low-water mark in museum provision throughout the whole of the [British] empire’, a 1933 report found
  • Work began in 1975 on ‘an ambitious civic centre’ in Tsim Sha Tsui to put that right, the Post reported, and in 1991 its columnist hailed the work’s completion

The museum complex at the front of the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. The dome of the Hong Kong Space Museum is in the centre, with the Peninsula Hotel behind it. Photo: SCMP
The museum complex at the front of the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. The dome of the Hong Kong Space Museum is in the centre, with the Peninsula Hotel behind it. Photo: SCMP
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