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Special Programmes in association with the Exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A valid admission ticket / Museum Pass is required for admission to "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum" exhibition. For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260. The Museum makes no representations on the content of the programmes. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice.

Programme Details

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Trustees of the British Museum
Jointly organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the British Museum
Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

The exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum" features 100 selected items from the British Museum collection, showcasing the essence of global culture spanning more than 2 million years. In tandem with the exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum is launching a series of education programmes, including talks, guided tours of the exhibition, activities for students and children, workshops for young and elderly people, social harmony events, and cross-generation programmes, to arouse the interest of visitors in world history, culture and art. Echoing the British Museum's exhibition and adding local features to this exhibition, we have specially arranged a display in the Education Gallery with the theme of 100 historical items about Hong Kong, and have organised a variety of educational activities to suit people of all ages and backgrounds.

"Bedtime Stories" Children Programme

Inspired by the "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum" exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum has created interesting children's stories and invited "Dr Sweetdreams" to share them with children in an area designed as a bedroom. In addition to leading the children on a journey from ancient civilisations to the modern world, Dr Sweetdreams will guide them on a discovery of the secret codes of the exhibits through interactive games. They will be encouraged to investigate the clues, find the exhibits, and experience an extraordinary learning tour of the museum.

Date 26 May 2019 (Sunday), 30 June 2019 (Sunday), 13 July 2019 (Saturday),
27 July 2019 (Saturday), 4 August 2019 (Sunday), 24 August 2019 (Saturday),
25 August 2019 (Sunday)
Time 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Venue Thematic Gallery 5, 1/F
Moderator Ms Lulu Kai (Host of children shows)
Target Children aged 4 – 8
Enrolment 15 children for each session (An accompanying parent is required) on a first-come-first-served basis. Please enroll in one of the seven sessions. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form) according to the designated time period.
Enrolment period:
May – June Sessions: from 10 April 10 am to 24 April 6 pm
July – August Sessions: from 5 July 10 am to 19 July 6 pm
Remarks Participant should hold a valid admission ticket for this exhibition or a museum pass.
 

"Discovering Treasures from the British Museum" Lecture
Viewing World History through the Collection in the Exhibition "A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

The British Museum has selected 100 exhibits from its vast collections and displayed them in chronological order, allowing visitors to explore the life and experiences of the people in the past. These representative exhibits are from different eras and regions: from rare survival tools that our early human ancestors relied on to credit cards that are commonly owned by modern people nowadays. The exhibits are concentrated pieces of world history, recording the power of observation and creativity of human beings at different periods of human history.

In this lecture, the speaker from the British Museum will share with the audience the curatorial concept of the special exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum". Through the stories behind different exhibits, the speaker will explore the footprints of human development over the past two million years and discuss with the audience how the development of civilizations has changed the world.

Date 18 May 2019 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Dr Belinda Crerar
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Enrolment starts on 8 April 2019. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.
Remarks Please arrive at the Seminar Room, G/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.

The programme will be conducted in English.
 

Details of other activities in this programme series will continue to be released via the HKHM e-News and our website, www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk, on the "Events & Activities" page.

Guided Tours for the Public

Date 29 May – 9 September 2019
Time Cantonese Session (Daily, except museum closing day)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm & 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Putonghua Session (Every Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
English Session (Every Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday)
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Venue 1st floor, Thematic Galleries 1, 2, 3 & 4
Remark Quota slips for the guided tours can be collected at the Guided Tour Service Counter in the G/F Lobby, 1 hour and 30 minutes before the tour commences, on a first-come-first-served basis. Quota-slip holders must follow the instructions as stated on the quota slip to complete the registration procedures. Participants must hold a valid admission ticket for this exhibition or a museum pass.