The Sheung Yiu Folk Museum is a 19th century Hakka village converted into a museum. It is located inside the scenic Sai Kung Country Park. In 1984, the village, and its neighboring lime kiln, were gazetted as historical monuments. The 500-square metre village was restored and converted into a museum in 1984.
The museum is comprised of a row of eight traditional Hakka homes and other village structures such as pigsties, a cattle shed, a six-metre-high watchtower, a drying terrace and lime kiln, which provide a glimpse of how the Hakka people lived in the olden times.
On display in the museum's 9 galleries are furniture of the period, farming implements and other daily objects used by the Hakka people. A video presentation, Life in Sheung Yiu Village, is screened in the Audio-visual gallery. Guided museum tours are available for schools and community groups.
The Sheung Yiu Folk Museum is located at Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail, Sai Kung Country Park, Hong Kong. It is open to the public for free at the following times:
March to September (Monday, Wednesday to Sunday) - 10am to 6pm
October to February (Monday, Wednesday to Sunday) - 10 am to 5 pm
To get there:
Kowloon Motor Bus no. 94, or Kowloon Motor Bus no. 96R (only available on Sundays and public holidays), alight at Sheung Yiu station, pass through the Pak Tam Bridge, and then a 15-minute walk along the Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail.
New Territories GMB Route no. 7 or no. 9, alight at Sheung Yiu station, pass through the Pak Tam Bridge, and then a 15-minute walk along the Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail.