Hong Kong Racing Museum

I thought I had seen it all, but I clearly had not – there are still a few museums on my to do list (especially after reading the Hong Kong guide for kids).

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One of the museums I never knew existed was the Hong Kong Racing Museum.

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The Hong Kong Racing Museum Sep 2015-3

As the name implies, it is in Happy Valley, next to the race course. It is a small exhibition, about the history of horse racing in Hong Kong, the role of the HK Jockey Club and how horse racing in Happy Valley evolved.

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There are some interesting pictures about how it all started, about famous horses, jockeys and trainers along with various memorabilia – but if eight galleries sound grand, then do not get too excited. It is basically one big room with some information.

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The Hong Kong Racing Museum Sep 2015-4

We went there on a rainy day and we had plans to go to the wet market in Causeway Bay too, so that was fine – but I would not go out of my way to visit it.

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The Hong Kong Racing Museum Sep 2015-9

In fact you might just want to combine it with a visit to the actual races, as the museum is open from noon to 7pm every day and until 9pm on a race day. Entrance is free (and the gift shop next door occupies easily half the space) … and both boast a great view!

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