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Hong Kong Museum of History

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Address: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-27249042
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We visited early in our Hong Kong stay we we might brush up on our history before we started seeing other sights. The museum did not disappoint. It is very well done with lots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited early in our Hong Kong stay we we might brush up on our history before we started seeing other sights. The museum did not disappoint. It is very well done with lots of different ways to present the information. Short films...large visual exhibits...displays with all different kids of artifacts. best part was we were practically the only people... More 

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Lima, Peru
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

need 2 hours, dont go with a tour, there is a very good explanation of the history of hong kong. it very close to the science museum and also the harbour.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A concise historic record of Hong Kong. Well presented building and usually quiet. Wednesday's is free admission but be prepared to share with school children!

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seattle WA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We love this museum. Went last year, and we again found it fascinating. With all the articles in the press about China’s sense of historic humiliation, this museum gives excellent presentations of part of that history, naturally focused on HK. The exhibits depicting and describing the four main groups of people who came to settle HK was well done and... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Only went in as was opposite the the science museum which we loved. Not very enticing this museum so only the half hour there. I would give it a miss if you are on a tight time limit see other things

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Every Wednesday will have free admission for the public. We can explore and enjoy the interesting feature of Hong Kong History.

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Bangkok
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Our visit to this museum proved to be a very enjoyable way for us to learn about Hong Kong's fascinating history. If you visit make sure to see more than just the first floor. We were there for more than 2 hours and enjoyed room after room. There's so much to see. Hong Kong is a great city to visit... More 

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Westlake Village, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Museum provides a comprehensive background on how Hong Kong developed to present day. Multi-level facility with multiple informative periods and exhibits. Went on a Wednesday with free admission.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Is all about Hong Kong and is a nice place to explore if you wanna get to know more about Hong Kong. Free admission during Wednesday.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a very interesting museum. You get a better understanding of Hong Kong after going through all the exhibits. A visit of 1 to 2 hours is recommended.

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Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighborhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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