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Address: 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
(852) 2569-1500
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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The venue and exhibitions well worth the visit.

Hong Kong continues to reveal "hidden" gems. A first time visit to Shau Kei Wan on the MTR, followed by a short walk passed the local fish market bought us to the impressive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hong Kong continues to reveal "hidden" gems. A first time visit to Shau Kei Wan on the MTR, followed by a short walk passed the local fish market bought us to the impressive edifice that led to the exhibitions in the Museum of Coastal Defence. Our specific interest was an exhibition of the life and times of the last Emperor,... More 

Thank 602Tony
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a pleasant trip here, bit of a way out but worth it. Lots of history of Hong Kong under British and Chinese rule which was well presented in a lovely building. Interesting section on World War 2 and just a great source of information. Well worth the trip.

Thank Notdunroaming
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We found this museum by accident, and were not disappointed. It is very well set out. Entrance is free, there is a lift that takes you to the top of the hill, where there are several exhibition rooms. There is a lovely cafe and walking around the top, you have excellent views. We then walked down to sea level, a... More 

Thank Horse91dancer
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Intersting museum with displays in Chinese and English. There is an indoor part with displays and history text and an outdoor part with viewing points and military equipment. There is currently a temporary display on Puyi,the last Emperor, which is interesting too. Start with the indoor part on the right when you leave the lift, then continue with the outdoor... More 

Thank Londinium
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

There was an additional display of Puyi the last emperor when i visited and was very interesting to learn how he is integrated of the war and revolution of the modern china. Musuem of costal defence displayed replicas of canons, ditches, and also showed insights of the military during the early 90s. The trip took abt 2hrs and entrance is... More 

Thank Roygoseetheworld
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went on a Wednesday and it was free admission. The museum was better than I had expected. It was more than just a museum on coastal defense. There was an interesting exhibition on Puyi, the last emperor of China, which will run until February 2017. The museum covered the military history of Hong Kong from the Ming Dynasty to... More 

Thank Bill C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This museum occupies a fascinating site, but doesn't really do much with it. While the gun positions and other major elements of the fortifications are signposted and its easy to move between them, there's only a limited explanation of how they operated and their history. All of the gun positions are currently empty - a recreated position with a gun... More 

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Plymouth, Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

When using the MTR, visitors travel as far as Shau Kei Wan and then walk the last half mile or so. There is reasonable sign-posting from the MTR station. This free attraction holds temporary exhibitions as well as permanent interpretation on the role of the coastal battery. When I was there, the temporary exhibition titled 'From Son of Heaven to... More 

Thank plymouth
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Built on and around the Lei Mun Fort, which dates back to the 1880s, this museum offers comprehensive, well-presented indoor and outdoor displays of the defence of Hongkong from the Ming Dynasty all the way to the Hong Kong Garrison of the PLA. Until 13.02.2017, there is a special exhibition about Puyi, the last Emperor of China. Admission free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went there with a friend because of the Last Emperor Puyi exhibition; unfortunately we only had an hour or so hence we did not visit the rest of the museum. We plan to go again another day.

Thank Quack H

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