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Hong Kong Museum of History

100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I originally thought of Hong Kong as a young city, and that it hadn't been part of the Chinese history. However, after visiting this museum, my perspective has changed dramatically. The museum is very well organized to tell you a story that dates back to...More

Thank Abdullah A
Reviewed yesterday

As a first time visitor to Hong Kong, this was a brilliant introduction to the history of the territory and also to wider Chinese history. The exhibits (which are in Cantonese and English throughout) are set out in chronological order, starting from millions of years...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this place twice during our 4 night stay in HK. The display and layout of the history exhibits were fantastic. We felt that the information on offer was fairly candid and gives a great insight into how and why HK...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a huge museum buff but this was a far more interesting than I expected. It's not so long as to induce yawns and desire to leave but it offers a wide reaching history of the Hong Kong without boring you to death....More

Thank mdwstmatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with English signs. Covers pre-historic Hong Kong thru the dynasties. Explains the opium wars, Japanese occupation, Culture & modern history. It has life size displays of old houses, Chinese opera, & festival floats. Several different short films that air in English at various...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent more than a few hours at the History Museum recently. We were very impressed with the layout of the museum. Started with an "interesting" nature exhibit with taxidermied beasts but improved markedly as the well signposted exhibition sent us over several floors and several...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week my friend and I visited the Museum of History in Hong Kong. I don’t know whether it was just that day, or whether it’s general, but we didn’t need to pay any entrance fee to the standard exhibition (there was a Star Wars...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum in October of 2016, and really enjoyed seeing all of the exhibits and exhibitions that were on show and I also enjoyed having lunch at the museum afterwards, I've visited this place many times in the past as I used to...More

Thank Kwan Ming
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a free exhibit at the Hong Kong Museum of History that is not to be missed. A multi-disciplinary detailed and organized exhibit of Hong Kong. I wanted to find out more about the history of the region and specifically Hong Kong where my...More

Thank cran
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a first class modern museum that tells the story of Hong Kong through displays, dioramas, and short films (periodic English runnings). I enjoyed the museum more than I expected to. There are many English explanations. We watched short films on the Opium Wars,...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
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We are planning to visit later this month and will be coming from the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel. 1) Is there currently a fee to enter the permanent exhibitions? 2) Can you recommend a way using the ferry? Thanks!
March 20, 2017|
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Response from kent3919 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Hotel Icon, so we just walked over. Since you're staying near the airport, a cab ride would be around $200 HKD. Uber is available at very competitive rates and most with very clean vehicles and very... More
Hello, is the entire permanent exhibition under renovation now?
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Anon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The HK Museum of Art opposite the Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is closed. But this is the HK Museum of History and Culture. It was fully open when I visited it ten days ago.
What's the easiest way to get to the museum from the airport? Tks!
August 7, 2016|
Response from yoyo y | Reviewed this property |
You can take the bus (A21) from the airport and get off at the 18th stop (Hong Kong Science Museum) which is just next to Hong Kong Museum of History. :)