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Hong Kong Museum of History

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Tsim Sha Tsui
As featured in 3 Days in Hong Kong and 6 other guides
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Address: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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I am not a huge museum buff but this was a far more interesting than I expected. It's not so long as to induce yawns and desire to leave but it offers a wide reaching history of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not a huge museum buff but this was a far more interesting than I expected. It's not so long as to induce yawns and desire to leave but it offers a wide reaching history of the Hong Kong without boring you to death. Definitely worth a stop. I learned a great deal more than I expected.

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Lake Charles, La
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great museum with English signs. Covers pre-historic Hong Kong thru the dynasties. Explains the opium wars, Japanese occupation, Culture & modern history. It has life size displays of old houses, Chinese opera, & festival floats. Several different short films that air in English at various times.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent more than a few hours at the History Museum recently. We were very impressed with the layout of the museum. Started with an "interesting" nature exhibit with taxidermied beasts but improved markedly as the well signposted exhibition sent us over several floors and several hours of learning.

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New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week my friend and I visited the Museum of History in Hong Kong. I don’t know whether it was just that day, or whether it’s general, but we didn’t need to pay any entrance fee to the standard exhibition (there was a Star Wars exhibition with an entrance fee going on in the same building). The exhibition about the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum in October of 2016, and really enjoyed seeing all of the exhibits and exhibitions that were on show and I also enjoyed having lunch at the museum afterwards, I've visited this place many times in the past as I used to live in Hong Kong from 1990-1999 & 2008-2010. I also remember this museum because of... More 

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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a free exhibit at the Hong Kong Museum of History that is not to be missed. A multi-disciplinary detailed and organized exhibit of Hong Kong. I wanted to find out more about the history of the region and specifically Hong Kong where my mom lived for a good part of her life. This exhibit brings to life in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a first class modern museum that tells the story of Hong Kong through displays, dioramas, and short films (periodic English runnings). I enjoyed the museum more than I expected to. There are many English explanations. We watched short films on the Opium Wars, Japanese occupation during WWII, and the departure of the British in 1997.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting museum to know how Hong Kong came to being and what shape it's future... plan to spend at least 3 hours there... free guided tours in different languages

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A very good museum. The best history museum we've ever been to. Very cheap entrance (and free on Wednesdays).

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The museum charts the history of Hong Kong form its geological origins and first settlers through its turbulent history as part of various Chinese dynasties to the modern era of a colonial outpost, Japanese occupation and its return to China. The permanent exhibitions are well displayed and have well written information notices. The route through is themed according to historical... More 

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