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Happy Valley, old name Wong Nai Chung, was named as Happy Valley by the British later, which was translated into 快活谷 (literally meaning Happy Valley) in Chinese. Then a racecourse was built here. Therefore, the nearby area was renamed as 跑馬地 (literally meaning Horse Racing Ground), a place for horse racing in Hong Kong, which also became one of the most popular ornamental sports in Hong Kong. As the main location of horse racing in Hong Kong, the museum is open as well to introduce the horse racing history in Hong Kong during horse racing.
Exit D (Lift to/from the ground)
117, 1, 1M, 8X
Happy Valley (Lower) Bus Terminus
Wong Nai Chung Municipal Services Building
After getting off at Happy Valley (Lower) Bus Terminus, you may walk along Shing Woo Road to the side of the slant road for about 10 minutes, then you will find Wong Nai Chung Municipal Services Building.
Wong Nai Chung Municipal Services Building is a multi-purpose municipal building with six floors high. Wong Nai Chung Market and its cooked food stalls are located in UG, 1st floor and 2nd floor, while Wong Nai Chung Public Library is located in 3rd floor and Wong Nai Chung Sports Centre is located in 4-6th floors. The lifts go to different floors respectively. The market and cooked food stalls share one lift, while the library and sports centre use the other two lifts.
Tour time: Approx. 30 minutes
The main entrances and exits of the municipal building are equipped with ramp and automatic doors. Apart from the UG, each floor is equipped with smooth and accessible toilets and tactile maps. There are public toilets as well across the street outside the municipal building. The toilet rolls on the 3rd floor of the building are located on the side of the back against the wall, which is difficult to use, while some mirrors in the toilet are fixed, which cannot be adjusted. The reception of the sports centre on the 4th floor has a low desktop design suitable for wheelchair users. The seats of the cooked food stalls are fixed, unable for wheelchair users to move their seats away.
As the area of the terminus is relatively small, after getting off at Happy Valley (Lower) Bus Terminus, you shall pay attention to the protruding bricks and big trees blocking the way, and wheelchair users must pass through carefully.
Address: 2 Yuk Sau Street, Happy Valley
The Hong Kong Racing Museum
After leaving Wong Nai Chung Municipal Services Building, you may cross Wong Nai Chung Road, then you will see the Crescent Garden playground, and then walking west for 10 minutes, you will get to the front entrance of Happy Valley Racecourse and the entrance of the Hong Kong Racing Museum.
The following routes will pass: Morrison Hill Road, Happy Valley - Lap Tak Lane Station or Happy Valley Station
City bus: 37B, 38, 42*, 65#, 72, 72A, 75, 77, 90, 96, 97, 592
*Services are available only from Monday to Saturday
#Services are only available on Sundays and public holidays.
The Hong Kong Racing Museum is located in Happy Valley Racecourse, allowing tourists to review the glorious history of Hong Kong horse racing for more than 150 years, and showing the great contribution of this main local ornamental sport to social and economic development. The museum has preserved precious materials about the development of relevant horse racing activities in Hong Kong from the middle of the 19th century till now, such as the specimen of River Verdon, the first horse to win the championship of Hong Kong Triple Crown, and the skeleton of Silver Lining, Horse of the Year in Hong Kong for three years.
Tour time: Approx. 30 minutes
The museum mainly introduces the history of horse racing in Hong Kong, such as the equipment of jockeys, stables and even the sale of souvenirs. Tourists who are interested in horse racing may go there and take a look. There are smooth and accessible toilets in the museum. However, the doors of the toilets are heavy, which are difficult to open. If the doors are always open, there are hygiene problems as well. Or you may use the toilet at Wong Nai Chung Road outside the museum.
The trip from Wong Nai Chung Municipal Services Building to the Hong Kong Racing Museum takes about 20 minutes. The road is flat without steps, but there is a lack of signs, only having direction indication at the front entrance of the racecourse.
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Horse racing day (night horse): 12:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Horse racing day (day horse): 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Address: 2F, Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley
Parking Spaces Designated for the Disabled
|(1) Wong Nai Chung Municipal Services Building||
Tsap Tseung Street near Yuk Sau Street, Happy Valley x1, and
Broadwood Road near Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley x2
|(2) The Hong Kong Racing Museum||
Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai (opposite Queen Elizabeth Stadium) x3 and
Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai (opposite Morrison Hill, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education) x4