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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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A very good museum. Honestly I believe if you are going to visit a place you owe it to yourself to find out a bit more about it than the shops and nightclubs. This is a wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A very good museum. Honestly I believe if you are going to visit a place you owe it to yourself to find out a bit more about it than the shops and nightclubs. This is a wonderful place to learn more about Hong Kong - its distant past, recent past, and where it is going in the future. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Its unbelievable that in the middle of a very premium city, there's a space for museum with such an extensive display The museum experience is rich and immersive. It describe HongKong "ages" with extensive display in terms of size and detail. Should go here if you have more than 2 days at HongKong. I think, truth be told, the shopping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It`s really great!!! Its not a common museum, its a exhibition, gallery, cinema in 1 place. Must visit!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum our family went and enjoyed every minute even though we are not usually museum visitors as sutch. Good for a rainy day as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Spent a whole afternoon here and thoroughly enjoyed it. First two sections not so interesting but remainder excellent with good displays and video presentations (all with English subtitles). Reconstruction of shops and businesses very well done and plenty of information for all displays. Loved the Chinese culture gallery with its explanation of Chinese opera and festivals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Give yourself at least 2 hours to properly enjoy. Very reasonable pricing, 20hkd inc. audio guide and maps. If on time limit, skip the first section which is exclusively about rocks. Whilst the geology is fairly interesting it doesn't deal in too much of the cultural history. Low lighting for most exhibits so some may struggle with photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great museum. Would recommend allocating 2 hours in the museum. Watch most of the videos in each area as they give a great overview of the different sections of the museum. Don't wait for English version, the other versions have English subtitles. Highlights: Different ethnic communities of Hong Kong, festivals/celebrations and Japanese occupation

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The museum is great - filled with valuable information on the history of HK. The beginning section (geology/etc) is a bit dry but the second half is very engaging. Starting with the opium war background through WWII and into the transition back to China's rule, the museum does a great job illustrating the history of the city and its role... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you go to Hong Kong not knowing much about the area's history, like I did, this a great stop for you. The museum starts back in the prehistoric era and comes all the way through into the modern history of Hong Kong. I learned so much about the city and it made me appreciate Hong Kong a lot more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of exhibits and how well this place was laid out. The full scale exhibits like the Bun Festival, Chinese Opera Stage, etc. were especially delightful. Expect to spend about three hours here, in order to do it justice. The entry fee of HKD10 was reasonable and worth it.

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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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