Please note that the museum is temporarily closed until further notice.
Spanning centuries of ancient and modern history, the Forbidden City and its multitudinous palaces and courtyards contain countless numbers of rare artefacts and historical works of literature that give us a fascinating insight into our past. Preserving these treasures is the life’s work of many conservators, who use scientific principles and the latest advances in technology to help share their untold stories.
To commemorate the 600th anniversary of the world’s largest ancient palatial structure, more than 100 artefacts from the Forbidden City and the stories of their conservation will be on display at the Hong Kong Science Museum.
'The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Unlocking the Secrets - The Science of Conservation at The Palace Museum' is a special exhibition that gives visitors a chance to appreciate, in rare proximity, some of the world’s most dazzling antiquities, from metalwork, clocks, textiles, thangkas, woodenware, lacquerware and inlaid works to ceramics, calligraphy and paintings. Some of the items are recently restored that they’ve never been formally displayed to the public before - making this an especially exceptional event for hardcore history buffs.