Located in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the M + building is one of the world's top modern and contemporary visual culture museums.
The building is jointly designed by TFP Farrells and Arup engineering consultants led by Herzog & de Meuron. Its horizontal base platform and slender longitudinal building form an inverted "t".
The broad base platform boasts 17000 meters of exhibition space, including 33 exhibition halls, three theatres, a multimedia centre, a schoolhouse and a rooftop garden with a full view of Victoria Harbour, all of which is suspended above ground. In addition, the longitudinal building has a museum research centre, offices, restaurants and M + hall on the 11th floor.
The curtain wall of the building facing the Victoria Harbour is equipped with LED screens displaying mobile image works of artists for the public on the other side at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade and Hong Kong Island. Moreover, the design allows visitors to enter the museum from multiple locations on the ground and underground.
Four Main Theme
Museum plus (M +) means having more functions and horizons than traditional museums. It officially opened on November 12, 2021, making it one of the first major cultural facilities in the West Kowloon Cultural Zone. Dedicated to collecting, displaying and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, mobile images and Hong Kong's visual culture in the 20th and 21st centuries, the brand new museum's exhibits are based on Hong Kong's historical characteristics in combining China and the West.
For example: Modern ink painting, painting, photography, sculpture, installation art, performance art, participatory art.
For example: graphic design, product design, architectural design
For example: popular movies, experimental videos, animation, image devices
In Asia and especially Hong Kong, collaboration and cross-border cultural integration between different disciplines produced creative directions in design and architecture, mobile images and visual art. So naturally, Hong Kong's visual culture is listed as the fourth key area to present the deep foundation of popular culture, popular material culture, printing culture and media culture in Hong Kong, including overlapping achievements in design and architecture, mobile image and visual art.
Hong Kong's visual culture is both geographically and thematically unique. The museum's location is essential in deepening the connection with the place.
The opening exhibition comprises six special exhibitions, reflecting various key areas of M + collection. It shows the visual artworks, mobile image works, designs, architectural projects and archival collections in the M + collection series collected by the museum since 2012. The exhibitions are as follows:
Besides the main exhibition hall, M+ will exhibit a series of commissioned works and displays in different public spaces such as M+ Facade
giant steps, studios, rooftop gardens and Found Spaces.
M+ is now open! Admission to the M+ galleries will be free for twelve months after the opening date for all visitors.
Reservations are available for visits to the museum. Due to exceptional demand, M+ will not admit unregistered walk-in visitors until further notice. Please reserve your entry in advance. Click here to make an appointment
Children ages six and below do not need a reservation. Entrance reservations are not required for M+ Members and Patrons.
Tuesdays to Thursdays, weekends, and public holidays: 10:00–18:00
Last admission time is thirty minutes before closing.
Tips for Visiting
How to getting here：
Backpacks and suitcases are not permitted in M+. All bulky items must be checked at the cloakroom on B1 or lockers on B1 and G. We welcome baby strollers and wheelchairs, which are available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reach out to any M+ staff throughout the building or at the Ground Floor Information Desk for assistance.
You are welcome to take photographs at M+, but please remember to turn off your flash. Filming is permitted only in some areas. Please check gallery signs or ask M+ staff before taking a video.
Please be respectful of other visitors and M+ staff.
Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not allowed.
To ensure the safety of our collection, food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
Please help us take care of the objects on view in the museum. Do not touch the works on display.
We welcome visitors who are accompanied by trained service animals, but pets and other animals are not permitted in M+.
To ensure everyone's safety, all visitors must undergo a security check before entering or within the M+ building
Daily: Green minibus 26, 74, or 74S
Weekends and public holidays: 296D
Friday, weekends, and public holidays: Green minibus 77M, 26D, or 74D
Austin Road West: 215X, 261B, 281A, or 215P
Nga Cheung Road: 8, 11, 280X, or 203E
Western Harbour Crossing: 904, 905, 914, 930, 934, 936, 948, 960, 961, 962B, 962X, 967, 968, 969, 970, 971, 973, or 978
From MTR Kowloon Station Exit C1 or D1, follow signs through ELEMENTS towards Artist Square Bridge on 2/F, Metal Zone. Cross the bridge to reach the West Kowloon Cultural District and M+. The walk is approximately ten minutes.
From MTR Austin Station or the High-Speed Rail Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, walk around ten minutes to reach ELEMENTS and follow the exact directions as above.
From MTR Kowloon Station Exit E4 or E5, follow Nga Cheung Road until you reach a footbridge on the right side of the road. Cross the bridge to reach the West Kowloon Cultural District and M+.