West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to introduce New Ticketing Partner for Hong Kong Palace Museum

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) announces that with effect from 15 September 2022 (Thursday) 10am, Cityline will be a new ticketing partner for selling or reserving the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) admission tickets, and that HKPM tickets for the month of October 2022 will be available for sale or reservation on the same day. Furthermore, a limited number of same-day tickets will be available for sale on-site at HKPM starting from 1 October 2022 (Saturday).

 

WKCDA strives for continued improvements in the ticketing arrangements for exhibitions and programmes held in the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD or the District). Since its opening on 3 July, HKPM has been immensely popular with around 300,000 visitors. As an interim arrangement with a view to enhancing the ticketing experience, members of the public purchasing HKPM tickets through the WKCD website, the HKPM website or the WKCD mobile app will be redirected to the ticketing platform provided by Cityline from 15 September (Thursday) 10am  onwards. In addition to credit card payment, ticket buyers can use various electronic payment methods on Cityline, including Alipay, AlipayHK, BoC Pay, PayMe and WeChat Pay to purchase tickets.

 

Besides Cityline, visitors can continue to purchase tickets through HKPM’s existing ticketing partners, namely Klook, China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited and Fliggy. As for free admission for general admission to Galleries 1-7 on Wednesdays, visitors may continue to make reservations on the WKCD website, the HKPM website, the WKCD mobile app, or through the newly-added Cityline ticketing platform.

 

The pre-registration arrangement for visiting M+ and the ticketing arrangements for performing arts programmes and M+ Cinema will remain unchanged at this stage.

 

Separately, HKPM will make available a limited number of same-day tickets at HKPM’s on-site counters starting from 1 October 2022 (Saturday). The arrangement aims at facilitating visitors with special needs or have difficulties in purchasing tickets online to visit HKPM. As there is no guarantee that visitors without tickets can buy same-day tickets on-site, visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets through online platforms in advance.

 

Upon the successful conclusion of the three-month long special exhibition – “The making of Masterpieces: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Palace Museum” on 7 October, HKPM would like to remind visitors who would like to purchase tickets for the month of October that Gallery 8 will be temporarily closed from 8 October (Saturday) in preparation for a new special exhibition scheduled to open in November. Holders of October special exhibition tickets can continue to visit the special exhibition in Gallery 9 – “Grand Gallop: Art and Culture of the Horse” as well as Galleries 1-7.

 

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About the West Kowloon Cultural District
The West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest and most ambitious cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong on 40 hectares of reclaimed land located alongside Victoria Harbour. With a varied mix of theatres, performance spaces, and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances and cultural events, providing 23 hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.

 

About the Hong Kong Palace Museum
The Hong Kong Palace Museum aspires to become a leading institution on the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture while advancing dialogue between world civilisations. The Hong Kong Palace Museum is a collaborative project between the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Palace Museum, which is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust with a donation of HK$3.5 billion for its establishment, as well as some of the annual exhibitions and education programmes in 2023-2031.

 

Embracing new curatorial approaches, the museum combines a Hong Kong perspective with a global vision to present precious artefacts from the Palace Museum and other important cultural institutions around the world. Through research, exhibitions, and educational and professional exchange programmes, the museum aims to build international partnerships and position Hong Kong as a global hub for art and culture. At heart a resource that belongs to the local community, the museum strives to inspire community engagement, foster dialogue, and promote creativity and interdisciplinary collaboration.