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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
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 »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great chilled afternoon. Cost 10 HKD. The Museum is great place to spend the afternoon. I loved all Video shows and also "Section 8". Overall spent about 2 hours here, learnt a lot and got some great photos too.

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Seoul, South Korea
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55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's a very neat museum. Lots of exhibits to see and interact with. I wish the media played more often and there were more maps to show the places the media talked about but it was a very interesting place....Gives a good glimpse into the cites past and it's present.

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Atlanta, GA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The museum gives an excellent account of the different periods of rule in South Eastern and Hong Kong in particular. Covers aspects of economic growth, food, trade, .... Great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Surprising good museum and very cheap. The museum tell all the story of HK and all the documentary is well presented. Highly recommended if you have spare time after shopping and eating! :)

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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We never thought a museum could be so much interesting. The shows and presentation makes it special.

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Sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Cost HK $10 which is about AUD $1.40 - fantastic museum with so much to see. Particularly great for the kids. I spent two hours there one afternoon and only saw a fraction of the offerings.

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Leicestershire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Extensive building . Very spacious and well laid out. Good use of various media and displays. Particularly good on the last 150 years. A bit of a walk up Kowloon island but worth it. Free on Wednesdays.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

It's exhibits /videos covers local history from the Devonian period 400 million years ago to Hong Kong’s reunification with China in 1997 & today. Exhibits were well documented in English too! & what I like about this place, is that unlike many other HK attractions, this museum is very spacious and not crowded at all! : )

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McCordsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I sure wish we would have visited the HK Museum of Science earlier in our HK trip. It has some wonderful artifacts from old HK, and explains its development under British rule. However, I found the gift shop to be more books than true souvenirs.

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Fort Worth
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Very informative museum with lots of interesting visual displays. I lived in Hong Kong many years ago and yet learned quite a bit of HK history that I had never heard of. It is a large museum and, if you really want to read all the signs, etc., you should plan at least a half day and a full day... More

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