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Hong Kong Museum of History

Address: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-27249042
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Ranked #3 of 426 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: History Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The museum covers HK's history from its geological history up to the present day. Each section offers reconstructions of geological features, street scenes, Chinese theatres etc that you can actually walk into and explore. The sections on the 20th century contain a lot of film docementation as well as reconstructed streets. This is one of the most engaging, interactive and... More 

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a fairly new museum and its well structured and easy to follow different areas of interest. The exhibits are pretty much replicas of real life houses, boats and scenes, making it a great experience. Great way to learn a bit more about HK and its history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It was very educational. Worthwhile visiting. Did the same in Macaulay too. Visiting museums are becoming rituals when visiting countries.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It's right next to The Icon hotel where we stayed, also close to the largest DFS shopping mall in the world. Taking 1.5 hours from your shopping, and strolling in this informative museum will make you understand what makes HK unique and Why HK people are proud of the place they make it call home. It's free entry on Wed,... More 

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France
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very well laid out, lots of interesting facts without it being dull, very large scale exhibits of HK traditions, under the British, during the war etc. Highly recommended

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The second floor of this Museum does an excellent job summarizing Hong Kong's history from the past two hundred years or so - from the 1840 Opium Wars through the handover to China in 1997. I thought it was much more interesting to visit this museum and read their timelines than try and slug my way through a book.

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Madison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great stop if you are planning to be in HK for an extended visit and want to understand the history of the island and chinese/british relations

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is definitely worth the small entrance fee ... Kept husband & I and master 15 interested for hours. Very clean, informative & interesting. A must see ....

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great history from all aspects of the region. Especially interesting about the geopolitical history including the pre-British, British, and now reunification. Also as the natural history.

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Calgary Ab
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Free entry every Wednesdays! Just when you though you are done - turn a corner, there's sooooo much more to see. Great history of HK. Amazing museum! One of the best I've been!

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