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Hong Kong Museum of History

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Tsim Sha Tsui
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Address: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852-27249042
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I loved this museum. It got details and wonderful pictures on how the Brits made it to HK. I learnt a lot about HK's history by visiting this place rather than reading articles... read more

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved this museum. It got details and wonderful pictures on how the Brits made it to HK. I learnt a lot about HK's history by visiting this place rather than reading articles online. Museum is free, and the staffs are helpful.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we went on Saturday morning after 10 am, it was free entrance and uou , when you enter youare deepen inside some minerals and neolothic life but then , then you start the real journey through the local Chineeze culture and the city diferent community traditions and it was worth evey minute spent there , colourful pictures, it is open... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum offers an excellent and very vivid history of Hong Kong. It is really informative, and provides a lot of details about the history of Hong Kong and life there in earlier times. But it's not just 'dry' tidbits of information on panels, the execution is masterful - the museum has lots of items and the rooms are designed... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great well thought out museum. Short movies play throughout the day outlining cultural events.There is a good cafe and conveniences available, it is easy to reach by MTR. Nice souvenir shop.

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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather forecast was for rain so we went to the museum ( however there was no rain at all today!). We came straight from the airport on the Airport Express train MTR to Kowloon then caught free T3 airport shuttle bus alighting at Hotel Icon. It is a short walk up Glanville street then R to arrive at museum.... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only able to see the Hong Kong Story but I must say it was worth the afternoon trip. It was well curated, seeing artifacts from prehistoric time, through the British administration and up to modern times. There are lots of pictures, videos and memorabilia from each era so you learn a lot about how Hong Kong came to... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best place for an overview of Hong Kong. It's an easy museum to get to and has a lot to see and it's free.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained museum with 8 sections of exhibits that include pre-historic through to modern Hong Kong. Culture and religious practices also explained clearly. Many items of nostalgia on display. Lots of seats within for tired legs. Excellent and worthwhile visit.

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Saratoga,CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest I didn't have the world's highest expectations for this museum but my opinion after my visit is nothing but favorable. Everything about this museum is beautiful, smart, and genuinely interesting. The free permanent exhibition commences with natural history and moves into archaeological finds and area culture such as fishing and opera. The second floor is devoted to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

on this trip, I only did Hong Kong Story but I have visited other parts in the past which are informative and interesting. Hong Kong Story is an easy way into its geological and historical progress through the ages. It is a good museum for children with large models of animals and imaginative prehistoric scenes as well as colonial shops... More 

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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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