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Photograph: Courtesy Herzog & de Meuron/Kevin Mak

The M+ museum is set to open this November

And they’re offering one year of free admission for all Hongkongers!
Written by
Jenny Leung

After years of waiting, the M+ art museum has finally announced its grand opening and will officially welcome the public starting November 12! The 65,000sq m venue is designed by renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron – the brilliant minds behind famous structures such as the Beijing National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest) and Prada's flagship store in Tokyo – in partnership with architecture firms TFP Farrells and Arup.

Photograph: Courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

Photograph: Courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

Located within the West Kowloon Cultural District, the waterfront museum is a striking addition to the city’s skyline, clad with a large LED system on its harbour-facing facade to display collections, special commissions, and other museum-related content. Inside, the building features 17,000sq m of exhibition space across 33 galleries, and houses various facilities and public spaces, including a rooftop garden, research centre, multimedia library, restaurants, cinemas, and the Found Space, which caters to major installations.

Photograph: Courtesy M+/Fang Lijun; 1995.2

To celebrate the occasion, the museum will open with six thematic exhibitions, including The Hong Kong: Here and Beyond exhibition, which captures the city’s cultural transformation from the 1960s to the present day. Other exhibitions and installations will cover themes of architecture and design, post-war art, and conceptual art inside the east, south, and west galleries. Click here for more information about upcoming exhibitions at M+.

The Other Shop

Curator Creative Cafe

Aside from exhibitions, visitors can also enjoy a programme of live performances, talks, tours, workshops, screenings, and online events for three weekends following the museum opening. Alternatively, head to the Curator Creative Cafe for drinks and nibbles and The Other Shop for a vast selection of art prints, stationery, hand-crafted items by local artists, books, and more.

Photograph: Courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

Admission to the museum will be free of charge for all Hong Kong residents with valid identification until November 12, 2022. After that, admission fees to the museum will cost $120 for adults and $60 for children between ages seven and 17, seniors aged 60 or above, full-time students, and persons with disabilities. Kids under the age of six will be allowed to enter for free.

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