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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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Phone Number: 852-27249042
10:00 - 19:00
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Interesting and educational

We spent around three hours in this modern museum and didn’t get to finish it all. The exhibits focus on different periods of Hong Kong’s natural, social and political history. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent around three hours in this modern museum and didn’t get to finish it all. The exhibits focus on different periods of Hong Kong’s natural, social and political history. We thought the information was clearly presented with about the right amount of detail, and the exhibits were well spaced out - we didn’t feel cramped even though there were... More 

Thank BrenCesca
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great way to spend 4 fours on a wet and raining Hong Kong day. This museum was just great. From prehistoric times to modern day, it was fascinating. Great for all ages. But get there early to avoid school groups coming through.

Thank John W
Buenos Aires
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum with free admission is excelent. The exhibition is very well organized, interesting and with the adequate amount of detail and english information. Highly recommended.

Thank Soledad_ARG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice museum which allows visitors to explore the history of Hong Kong via highly interactive exhibits. Beautiful presentations of traditional buildings, costumes, songs, cultural traditions and day to day objects used throughout the history of Hong Kong. Good media exhibits as well and a very nice "visitor flow" design throughout the whole building. A nice surprise was the museum... More 

Thank RaffaelloSingapore
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice museum. Gives the history of Hongkong starting with prehistoric times and ending with the Chinese takeover. The takeover part is a bit of government propaganda - reminded me of my USSR days. Overall, I found the expo very interesting. A couple hours well spent. Highly recommended.

Thank ns1991
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommended to visit this museum to understand its history, culture, various minority and ethnic groups in the Guangdong region, the evolution of the Perfumed Port to become one of the world port, the industrial gate of China and then financial platform in the region.

Thank Khamsay97
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even more reason to visit now that our museum is free for the permanent displays while the visiting exhibitions may charge.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even is you only have couple of days in HK I would strongly recommend a visit. It is free and handily located in TST. Just about everything is covered and you can get a good bowl of noodles

Thank Keith G
Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice museum that gives you a very good overview of the history of Hong Kong. Very nice displays. The museum if free and I highly recommend it. A good 2-3 hours is required if you want to see everything. They have a restaurant that serves some of the cheapest local food in the city.

Thank cedricloi
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have some spare time, I would recommend a visit to this museum. It provides an interesting overview of Hong Kong History. The layout of some of the galleries are a little confusing (or it might have just been me - I visited late afternoon & was tired), so make sure you pick up a map.

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Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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