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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
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One of the best history museums in the world. The display takes you from beginning of Hong Kong till present day. Its so well put together that at times you feel you are walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best history museums in the world. The display takes you from beginning of Hong Kong till present day. Its so well put together that at times you feel you are walking through a time tunnel. The displays are created as towns that you wander through. Throughout are archive movies in black and white of the era you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Presents Hong Kong's history in a direct, insightful way. I had read up on the city before I came, so this place was a nice way to reinforce that knowledge. Of course it glances over some recent developments, but oh well.

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HK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much information, so nicely presented. i particularly liked the street reproduction, complete with the Ding Ding. The hall with the festivals showcased was excellent too. The history of this city is fascinating, and sensitive topics like the war and handover, were presented openly and (in what seemed to me) a balanced way. My only suggestion would be to add... More 

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Dunchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although there is an entrance fee it is not expensive - currently 20HK$. Worth every penny. This contemporary museum is engaging. The exhibits are well presented. It is easy to spend many hours here so ideal if raining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I visited the museum on a Wednesday and to our surprise entry was free that day. This was the part of the trip tailored tony husband as he's a real history buff. I thoroughly enjoyed the massive museum that takes you through prehistoric times right through the dynasties to culture and even has mock ups of old... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The exhibits are fun - and nicely replicated. Recommended for youngsters 10 and over who can read a lot of the plaques to get the flavor of Hong Kong history. If you have little ones, unless they are in a stroller - would be hard for you to go through the exhibit. I grew up in Hong Kong and there... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hong Kong Museum of History is an amazing spot to visit! Great for all ages, the site features many historical artifacts and is a learner's paradise. I learnt a lot from visiting the museum and was surprised by its size. There is a lot to see and I appreciated the explanations available. The entrance cost was only 10 HKD... More 

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is totally worth visit This is one of the museum that won't make you feel bored The entrance ticket is 10HKD ( For Student 5HKD) Audio Guide 10 HKD It will take you at least 1-2 hours to finish walking inside, of course faster if you skip all the audio visual cinema, the audio visual cinema provided in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first we just walked through the exhibits but caught up with a tour guide. Definitely get a tour guide!! He went into details and taught so much about the history that we wouldn't have known otherwise. Nothing compares to the experience of a local in our opinion.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. I'm not big on prehistoric history so I skipped that part but the opium wars and japanese occupation were extremely interesting. I'd skip the audio guide as it doesn't add a lot to the texts that are on display. They also have excellent video showings at each exhibition. I would recommend sticking around to see... 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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