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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 434 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Starts right at the dawn of time! Tells you everything there is to know about Hong Kong, and with lots of life-size recreations and videos to keep it interesting - not just looking at things in glass boxes. Worth a visit.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What a fun museum - loads of culture, makes you want to explore more. We were only in HK for two days but after learning so much of the culture from this great museum - we really want to return to see more.

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Decided to take a break from the heat and check out this museum and we're sure glad we did. It was very cheap to get in and I actually learned a lot about the history of the area. The routing of the exhibits can be a bit confusing (we got mixed up several times) but overall the displays were great,... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The government in Hong Kong supplements the cost of entry and it is SO CHEAP to get in here. Completely worth it. It was $10 HKD per person, which is like $1.25 per person. Exhibits are really well done and informative, but poorly laid out. However, the signs suggest the path you should walk throughout each exhibit. They give a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This museum includes information and elaborate displays on the history, archaeology, culture and traditions of Hong Kong. The museum also includes information on the opium wars and the handover/return to China. If you are interested in the history and culture of Hong Kong, this is a "must-see". I was pleased to see so many school groups visiting on the day... More

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Brunei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

When on wednesday so free entrance, the science museum next door is also free. If you have been to a few history museum you can skip the first few exhibition since it is just about geography (maybe not generally interested in geography see for yourself there) There are a short video for each exhibition and it kind of summarize the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

the gallery is huge, the art show is great. i enjoyed the wood sculpture art and Chinese antiques that they display. Price is 10 HKD (standard package) if you want to see all galleries it would be 20 HKD

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Abha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I think it is the best museum in HongKong.. I love old Chinase cultuer, best section for me is Chinase Folk Culture. . you can take photos ..

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We arrived at the museum at few hours before closing and weren't able to finish it. The history of Hong Kong begins with the evolution of the earth and its pre-historic times! We used the audio tour which was helpful and fascinating - recommended. Very through and very interesting to say the least. Wish we came in a few hours... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There is no doubt that the best Museums have been created by the... Britons! ...and the City of Hong Kong is a British Creation, representing -more or less- the "spirit of Rule Britannia"! The way that the history of this "ROCK" has been presented in this Museum is remarkable; although there are parts of the Museum referring to the "Imperialistic... More

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