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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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New Haven, Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Usually one wouldn't expect much from a museum that charges only $2-3 USD (depending on whether or not you pay for the special exhibit), but this museum is extremely well-thought out and offers an entertaining but comprehensive history of Hong Kong. I'm not particularly a history buff but I still found the museum incredibly interesting. They use an immersive form... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

we stumbled on free entry wednesday's by accident. We walked between the science/astronomy and history museum. Pays to have good walking shoes on

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Such a wonderful insight into the history of Hong Kong. It really gave us an insight into their culture.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We went here on a rainy day and was pleasantly surprised. It has great interactive displays and the kids loved it!

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This place is pretty cool to check out and really cheap, I want to say it was about $2-3 USD, so it was totally worth the cost. Most of the exhibits and kept up very well, but compared to other large museums I've been to it's pretty average. It's a cool museum, but many museusm are cool so relative to... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

All the presentations are really well thought out. Exhibits are very well planned and made. If you want to understand how Hong Kong became Hong Kong, you got to visit this museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to this museum in April 2014. There was a photo exhibition on at the time with historical photos of HK. The permanent exhibitions were informative and interesting. I especially liked the old "ding ding" (tram). Good value at only HKD10 per adult.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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