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Dr Sun Yat Sen Museum

No.7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #115 of 406 attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Museums
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Wembley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Dr Sun Yat Sen is also known as the father of modern China, his history is very interesting and the museum dedicated to this man is just as interesting. There is no photography or recording allowed within the museum itself however there are a few good photo opertunities on the exterior of the beautiful Victorian era building housing the museum.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This museum gives good background to recent Chinese history. If you weren't sure how China transitioned from being ruled by emperors to being a communist nation, this museum contains a wealth of information about the catalysts for change. There is plenty of reading, as all displays are labelled in English and Chinese, though many of the items are actually replicas.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum is located at Castle Rd Central, Hong Kong Island. From MTR Central Station Exit (D1) one can find your way easily for the “Mid level escalators”. From here it’s about 20 mins following the signs along the way. The alternative will be ‘climbing’ slight slopes upon exiting from the MTR Sta but the museum maybe somewhat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The delightful displays and informative videos were so inspiring that they ignited the flame of inextinguishable passion buried deep within me. If only I were born a century earlier, Dr Sun can bet on it that I'll be in his revolutionary party. Visitors of this museum will be entitled to a wealth of information regarding this great man who History... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Interesting but different Though the museum building look small compared to its surroundings. It still stood out. Didn't know he was a Christian. To get there take MTR to Central Station Exit at D1, then you'll have to look for the mid level escalators. Go up all the way and follow the signs along the way. Nice walk down if... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you are a Dr. Sun Yat Sen junky, this is the place to be. Otherwise, this museum should not be on your top 10 list of Hong Kong sites to see. Mostly static displays covering birth to death, with emphasis on his revolutionary years working out of Hong Kong. Beautiful building, long uphill walk/escalator ride from the subway but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Good =) ~Be prepared to spend a minimum of 1 hour to cover all exhibits ~Even the rooms which house the artifacts is beautiful! ~Only HK$10 to enjoy the afternoon touring the exciting world of Chinese History The Bad =( ~From the bus stop, its practically impossible to locate the staircase which leads up to the museum ~No photography... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Fortunately I am, so the 45 minutes or so spent in this museum were enjoyable. There is plenty of material on Sun's family,background and life as well as the complex and vicious politics struggles China went through in his lifetime. It is a rather earnest and old-fashioned museum and if you are not already interested in the topic it may... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This museum is somewhat difficult to get to, given the amount of hilly streets you'll have to climb. Located in an old, but restored and modernized (air conditioning, elevator lift & fire safety regulations compliant) mansion of a wealthy family, you'll find the section detailing the restoration work done quite interesting. The main galleries focus on Sun Yat Sen's family... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

As others have mentioned, the highlight of this museum is the building itself. It is also interesting to find out about the life of Dr. Sun Yat Sen; I was vaguely familiar with his importance in recent Chinese history, so this museum gave me a good perspective of his entire life. The movies are quite interesting, but the rest of... More

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