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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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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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This museum is amazing. You will need to plan on spending at least 3 hours if you really want to immerse yourself into the history of Hong Kong. You will first start millions of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is amazing. You will need to plan on spending at least 3 hours if you really want to immerse yourself into the history of Hong Kong. You will first start millions of years ago and they will tell you how the island was formed. Its very fascinating especially if you are into geology. I love the other exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was wrong to think this museum has not much to offer. It has 8 halls with the history, starting from a geological, anthropological and historical development of the city. And the best is that it was FREE! Only the special exhibit is not.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice museum for local or tourist to visit as you can walk through the development of Hong Kong. From a small village, colonial, industrial and now metropolitan. I found my childhood village house and felt very familiar. Lot of great fond memories recovered. Located at Tsim sha Tsui east station very convenience to visit. A highly recommended museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent a morning at The Story of Hong Kong - most worthwhile and highly recommended for anyone to appreciate the city and the history. The exhibitions are very well done, the short movie interactions were great too.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really educational and informative set of exhibition halls covering HK history from prehistoric times through to the Chinese regaining the territory in 1997. Everything you need to know is presented in a spacious air conditioned environment, there are many exhibits and numerous short film presentations in dual languages that summarise and illustrate key parts of the History. The World War... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing find. It tries to cover a lot from Stone Age through to modern day. It is well laid out, you can skip things that are not of interest to you but linger in others. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, particularly the modern history for Hong Kong. The videos were also very informative. Well worth the visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not a very big museum but it covers most aspects of Hong Kong - nature, history, old festivals and life styles. the admission is not expensive and it's free on Wednesdays!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location in Kowloon...well connected ..friendly staff...Don't miss the hong kong story movie...enjoyable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of Hong Kong exhibit is really well done. This is a highly recommended rainy day activity. Follow up with high tea and the day is complete!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum, currently free admission (August 2016) love the room sets of old hong kong and information on folklore etc. My children always enjoy a trip here. they have been several times over the last 15 years and each time they have enjoyed it and learnt a little 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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