City Gallery, formerly called the Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery, is a museum dedicated to presenting the city's major urban planning proposals and future infrastructure projects. It is located at 3 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong.
The gallery was first opened to the public in 2002 and was closed in April 2009 for refurbishment and expansion. The exhibits were relocated to the ground floor of the Murray Road Multi-storey Car Park Building to maintain continuous services to the public. The new museum, renamed as "City Gallery", opened in 2012.
The museum uses interactive computer simulations, 3-D models and other high-tech means of providing visitors with a firsthand look at the government's plans to develop the city's transportation and urban infrastructure 10, 20, and even 30 years from now.
Over 50 permanent interactive exhibits spread over five floors. The exhibition on the ground floor includes ‘City Hall Annex History’ and ‘Unique Hong Kong’ while the 'Living Environment', 'Protecting Our Heritage' and 'Hong Kong Next Century' exhibits are located on the first floor.
The exhibition on the second floor features the 'Strategic Picture', 'Strategic Infrastructure', 'Transport and Communications' and 'Sustainable Development.'
The exhibition on the third floor contains the “Main Show” which chronicles the development of the territory from a planning and infrastructure perspective and a corridor with interactive displays of the Planning Process and information on Land Formation as well as the Development of Coastlines and Skylines.
There is a Resource Centre on the fourth floor, which houses a vast collection of books and periodicals related to planning and infrastructure. The Resource Centre also offers spectacular views of the Victoria Harbour.
Other facilities include a multi-purpose hall and meeting room which are fully equipped for hosting activities such as workshops, seminars and conferences. These facilities can be hired for public use.
The museum is open daily (except Tuesdays and public holidays), from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Admission is free.
To get to the City Gallery, take MTR to Central Station and get out at Exit K. Cross the pedestrian tunnel next to the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong to the Hong Kong City Hall. The City Gallery is right next to the Low Block of Hong Kong City Hall.