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Hong Kong Museum of History

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Hong Kong Museum of History

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100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong China
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Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter is a unique fishing village that blends the old and new. The traditional lifestyle shared among fishermen or Tanka people with many antique junks and sampans are juxtaposed against fleets of luxury yachts and towering skyscrapers. The typhoon shelter is also home to many intangible cultural heritage, all being traces of the humble beginnings of Hong Kong when it was still a small fishing village.<br><br>Let us bring you back in time as you hop onboard our unique sampan boats, we will cruise through 13 different local landmarks around the charming Aberdeen fishing village. While cruising, try immerse yourself in the area’s rich culture and history, through our exquisitely designed audio guide, where you will listen to folk-tales, lullabies and narratives of the area. If you’re lucky, you may be able to witness traditional dragon boat trainings or live fish trade in action!
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GH14 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Tsim Sha Tsui, China12 contributions10 helpful votes
I went two times. The first time I spend 7h inside the museum and I didn’t read all the the documents! We’re entering on the down of earth and leave in the after recession of Hong Kong. You must take your all day for appreciate this museum. So much to learn! Every room is a new experience. Every times I have friends or family coming in HK, this is a must go!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LukeUK_12 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom528 contributions71 helpful votes
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Fascinating museum, with a collection reflecting the complete history of this great city. It’s a big museum, and you should definitely devote a good couple of hours when exploring, I found the exhibits interesting and informative, with plenty of stuff to keep younger people engaged too. It’s free to get in, which is amazing value for money.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Angus C wrote a review Oct. 2020
Auburn, Australia5 contributions4 helpful votes
It was an interesting experience from how the hong kong island formed till today, and the history its been through with my Aunty.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Tsz ling C wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Visit here with my kids, it is a perfect chance for my kids to know the pass of Hong Kong. The figure and the design are very real. My kids got a lesson here.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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BradJill wrote a review May 2020
Hong Kong, China131,922 contributions23,620 helpful votes
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The Hong Kong Museum of History is probably the city's best overall museum. It is located on Chatham Road in the TST East district of Kowloon. Entry fee is normally HK$10 per adult and museum opening hours are 10am to 5pm daily (closed on Tuesdays). Note: During the Covid-19 era, the museum is holding timed entries of two hours (10-12pm, 12.30-2.30 and 3-5pm) for visitors to enjoy the museum and will close to disinfect the entire museum between each session. Further note, museum entry fee is free at the moment due to limited visitation times. Note: There is a good gift shop and a City Cafe on the ground floor. The City Cafe in particular makes for a neat place to visit if you want to try local HK style food and drinks as part of your history museum experience. As for the museum, there are 8 major exhibition areas which make up what is called The Hong Kong Story, each gallery area includes enough for you to leisurely spend 30-45 minutes viewing displays, watching video programmes and reading general information. For those interested, there is also an audio guide to help you understand more about various exhibits for which you have interest. The galleries are laid out chronologically. Rooms 1-2 focus on The National Environment of Hong Kong and regional area and Pre-historic Civilisation in Hong Kong. Rooms 3-4 focus on HK during the Han to Qing Dynasty and local Folk Culture, Rooms 5-6 (the two most interesting imo) The Opium Wars & Cession of Hong Kong from China to England and the Birth and Early Life of the city up until WWII. Finally Rooms 7-8 cover HK during the Japanese Occupation and finally the Modern City and Rise of China. Overall, each of the galleries are well curated with a mix of exhibition styles which helps keep all informative but still fun and child-friendly enough to keep the kiddos from getting bored while mum and dad go through the exhibits.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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