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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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Visit this musuem for some valuable context. It will enhance your experience in Hong Kong.

If you love history and want to learn as much as you can about Hong Kong, don't miss this museum. Do this at the beginning of your trip. It will help give you some context for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you love history and want to learn as much as you can about Hong Kong, don't miss this museum. Do this at the beginning of your trip. It will help give you some context for what you will experience while in Hong Kong. I loved the stores that they have installed in a recreation of a typical old Hong... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is great way to learn the history of Hong Kong. We enjoyed a rainy afternoon indoors. Every aspect of Hong Kong life dated back thousands of years ago is documented and displayed. The short films gives you good visuals.

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Antwerp
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A great way to pass a few hours if the weather is a bit unkind and you want to be inside. Very interesting and the information in English as well as the video presentations.

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Rome, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum on the history of Hong Kong, obviously Chinese biased towards the British. Free on Wednesday. Visit also the adjacent Museum of Science.

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Manila, Philippines
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A trip to this museum should take about half a day if you plan to go through most of the exhibits and areas. It is a fountain of information about Hong Kong and a feast for the eyes with its attention to detail. The coverage of this museum is massive. There's even a Chinese junk boat and tram (ding ding)... More 

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Newhall, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We spend an entire afternoon in this newish museum, following the chronological history of Hong Kong. The exhibits were most colorful and we brought home great photo memories of them. We also learned about the bombing of Hong Kong the day after Pearl Harbor, about which we had never read and the horrible 3+ year occupation by the Japanese that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum - I learnt so much about Hong Kong during my visit here. The experience was made all the better by the docents, in particular Wang Fei Cheung, who spent over 2 hours with us, giving us a tour of the museum and a concise history of Hong Kong as well as giving us an insight... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We decided to take our two kids (5 and 8) there for a late afternoon visit to kill time. It was such a fantastic experience and wished we discovered this museum sooner. There is so much to learn and to explore there that it is worth it to get a pass and visit over a few days. The museum was... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't bring hyper kids here, but if you have children that are interested in or engaged by learning, or even if you just want to know more about the natural and cultural history of the region yourself, this is a great stop. Among the best parts was the "The Hong Kong Story" which had a great series of recreated... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum for the whole family to go through,to learn and enjoy. Lots of exhibits which are not like you would find in the US. I wish I had had more time to read every label and story of the various displays. I plan to go back our next time we visit HK.

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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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