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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
Phone Number: 852-27249042
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Open the dusty pages of history...

I could have spent more time here, but alas... we were a little time constrained with the cruise's departure later in the afternoon. However, I would recommend this to anyone that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Crystalline4u
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Traralgon, Australia

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Traralgon, Australia
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380 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could have spent more time here, but alas... we were a little time constrained with the cruise's departure later in the afternoon. However, I would recommend this to anyone that is a history buff. There are lots of interesting items that are very well laid out. The staff are approachable and professional. The amenities at the museum are impeccable.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Especially worth the visit with teenagers as they always are interested in the story behing all the countries they visit

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Thank Zuzu798
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Felt like reading a hogh school history book, tough was let walked a lot. If they displayed more historic items like desks and chairs or other , could have made us imagine the real life of older days.

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Thank Issakito
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there on the first day I arrived and truly enjoyed this museum. It is pretty huge and a lot of things to see so do keep aside some time to view them all. A good place to understand the background of HK and how it came about. And its free entry on Wednesdays!

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Budapest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had landed in Hong Kong early from a long haul flight so were very tired. However we didn't want to lose a whole day so we ambled along the waterside and on to this museum. The history of Hong Kong was very well done and explained a lot about this place we were about to spend a few days... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited this place on Wednesday so I got a free entry. This place was recommend to me by a co-traveller. It has videos playing in different languages to assist you. It also has voice assited meusem guide.

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Long Stratton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Here, you can find a nice overview of the entirety of Hong Kong's history, from the beginning of time to present day. There are lots of wonderfully decorated exhibits and a few movie rooms with documentaries in different languages. On Wednesday it is free entrance.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very large and nice exhibits. Can easily spend a whole day here. Entrance is so cheap and I guess Wednesdays are even free.

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Thank UdSe
Nanchang, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum offers a comprehensive view of Hong Kong's history. Perhaps too comprehensive in places--I'm not a fan of geology--but mostly interesting and sometimes fascinating. The gift shop is really good, too.

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Thank Sarah S
Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't find the early history part of the museum particularly interesting but loved the folk traditions part. Viewing the insides of houses, costumes and puppets was the best bit for us. There is a very good museum shop with unusual things to buy/browse.

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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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