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Hong Kong Museum of History

100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
852-27249042
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Ranked #4 of 406 attractions in Hong Kong
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Located along Chatham Rd, straddling the districts of Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hum, visitors will find the very good Hong Kong Museum of History... more »
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place is so easy to find so interesting and easy to understand all aspects of all the different displays also they show a great short film

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Free on wednesays, but usually the entry is only $10HK. You can easily lose a few hours in here. A great place to spend a rainy day. Colorful, vibrant displays and a good mix of multi media exhibits. staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Godalming
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This museum gives an excellent overview of Hong Kong, through a fascinating combination of exhibits, videos/documentaries and reconstructions. Other reviewers have described it well. We were intrigued to notice the fairly benign treatment of the British colonisation and the fears for democracy following the communist takeover (although no holds barred for the Japanese). Good tip - free on Wednesdays The... More

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Sydney
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26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We loved the exhibition of historical photos of Hong Kong currently open (april 2014). It shows marvellous old photos of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon during early settlement from about the 1820s with shots of street life, colonial events and of course the harbour. Well worth a visit

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South East England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Time just flew as there was so much to see. The curators have done an excellent job. We visited on a Wednesday when there's no entry fee, as did lots of school children! It was busy, but it's a large museum, so it was fairly easy to avoid the crowds. The permanent galleries describe the history of the city and... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Interesting and informative. You can spend 2-3 hours here to see and learn about the history and culture of Hong Kong. There are many collections/exhibits. Just follow the sign "Suggested Route", so you wouldn't be confused to choose which part you should see in the museum.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Awesome - lots of historic display from Hong Kong's colonial /British period, and alot from the Japanese war. It was fascinating to see the transition of Hong Kong from a fishing village to a global commercial capital.

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Liege, Belgique
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A pitty that we visited it 1h30 before closing time. We did not see the time passing. If it's raining outside a must. The museum is not dead at all. It's well decorated, and you learn a lot about the culture and history of Hong Kong.

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great. Lost the sense of time. Much to see. very interesting and very intereactive exhibits. easy layout to follow

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British Columbia, Canada
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37 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Every thing so nice. I went here and know more about culture, traditional about Hk. I took alots photos here

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