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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 #3 of 436 Attractions in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Loved the history learnt a lot about Hong Kong that I did not know easy to get around beautiful place you need at least 4 hours to see it all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I had choice between the HK Museum of History or Science Museum. I took a chance and went for the History Museum. I thought 2 hours be enough but if you love history, you will take your sweet time here. I enjoyed walking and looking at the exhibits so much. it starts from HK in prehistoric times all the way... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Brilliant. Really enjoyed the history and the fantastic displays especially the street scapes. Well worth a few hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We only visited the walk through timeline section and skipped most of the geological and archaeological sections but the narrative history was very well presented with a fishing junk to walk on, a recreated street of shops, a Chinese opera etc. Excellent way to get the basics of the Hong Kong story in perspective.

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You can spend there many hours and you won't be bored! Modern, amazing museum. I learned a lot about the history and the people who have inhabited Hong Kong for centuries, about their traditions, life, culture and nature. Highly recommended, especially on one of rainy days in Hong Kong. Free on Wednesdays.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Gave us a great review about the history and the people that have made HK as it is now. I spent 3 hours at the museum. Perhaps because I am a museum buff, but it was far from sufficient to look around the exhibits.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The organization of this stunning museum is amazing and the information it shares is in English and Chinese. You never have to guess what an exhibit is about. The visit could take 4 or more hours! so plan accordingly. We saw it on our last day, which was unfortunate. Had we seen it early in our trip, we would probably... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You can spend there a whole day - good for one of Hong Kong's rainy days! We learned a lot about the geology and environment, the people who inhabit Hong Kong, their traditions, about the British in Hong Kong, the Opium War and the time of "One nation, two laws". For food you have to leave the Museum, but there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Something for everybody here. Sections on the early geographic formation, early cultures, and more recent history. Big enough you can skip the sections you don't care about and still have a full visit. They do reference the million person march of 1989 but not so much what it was about :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a vast repository of information and exhibits about Hong Kong. Geography, history and culture starting 400 million years ago right up to the British handover in 1997. It is vast. Better for grown ups and older kids but even our youngsters enjoyed it for a while. Very highly recommended.

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