Bruce Lee：Kung Fu ‧ Art ‧ Life is a special exhibition located in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. As a lifelong fan of Bruce Lee I decided to go check it out in my free time.
There aren’t many Bruce Lee related sites in Hong Kong to start with. There is his old home which is currently a love hotel, you can visit places where Lee and his family had tea, you can visit the sites where ‘Enter the Dragon’ was filmed and you can see a statue of Bruce on Hong Kong’s Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. Beyond those few things there is little else which is why it’s great to have this exhibition.
As to whether it’s worth going to or not I think it definitely is. First of all, beyond the train ride, it’s free. It’ll take about 1 hour to 90 minutes to make your way through the exhibition filled with the various items that belonged to Bruce. Among those items are props from films, his special work out equipment, weapons, punching bags, hand written letters, poems, his school record and a small collection of books from his large library. As you make your way through the museum there is a brief history of Bruce on his journey to becoming an actor and martial arts expert.
Of items that were most interesting to me were his personal letters and the collection of books that he read. It provided a very interesting and different insight to Lee compared to the various books and documentaries that had and showed him in a more human light.
If the free entry wasn’t enough there is also a 75 minute documentary film of Lee’s life shown in a screening room throughout the day. All in all, if you have the free time and not in a rush to sight-see the main attractions in Hong Kong I really recommend this exhibition.
The Bruce Lee exhibition opened it’s doors in July 2013 and will close July 2018. The Heritage Museum is located outside of Hong Kong city and it will take a little under an hour to get there. The Bruce Lee exhibition is completely free however if you want to visit other sections of the Heritage museum to view other exhibits you’ll need to buy a museum ticket.