Hong Kong Museum of History

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Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The area
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Hung Hom • 6 min walk
  • Jordan • 9 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
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1,128
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160
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22
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GH14
Tsim Sha Tsui, China12 contributions
Perfect for learning HK history
Feb 2020
I went two times. The first time I spend 7h inside the museum and I didn’t read all the the documents! We’re entering on the down of earth and leave in the after recession of Hong Kong. You must take your all day for appreciate this museum. So much to learn! Every room is a new experience. Every times I have friends or family coming in HK, this is a must go!
Written December 6, 2020
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LukeUK_12
Manchester, UK512 contributions
Hong Kong history
Jan 2020
Fascinating museum, with a collection reflecting the complete history of this great city. It’s a big museum, and you should definitely devote a good couple of hours when exploring, I found the exhibits interesting and informative, with plenty of stuff to keep younger people engaged too. It’s free to get in, which is amazing value for money.
Written December 5, 2020
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Angus C
Auburn, Australia5 contributions
Interesting Experience despite of my loving history elective from school
Nov 2019
It was an interesting experience from how the hong kong island formed till today, and the history its been through with my Aunty.
Written October 28, 2020
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Tsz ling C
2 contributions
Unforgettable experience
Jun 2020 • Family
Visit here with my kids, it is a perfect chance for my kids to know the pass of Hong Kong. The figure and the design are very real. My kids got a lesson here.
Written July 1, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,157 contributions
Very good and surprisingly child-friendly history museum
May 2020
The Hong Kong Museum of History is probably the city's best overall museum. It is located on Chatham Road in the TST East district of Kowloon. Entry fee is normally HK$10 per adult and museum opening hours are 10am to 5pm daily (closed on Tuesdays).

Note: During the Covid-19 era, the museum is holding timed entries of two hours (10-12pm, 12.30-2.30 and 3-5pm) for visitors to enjoy the museum and will close to disinfect the entire museum between each session. Further note, museum entry fee is free at the moment due to limited visitation times.

Note: There is a good gift shop and a City Cafe on the ground floor. The City Cafe in particular makes for a neat place to visit if you want to try local HK style food and drinks as part of your history museum experience.

As for the museum, there are 8 major exhibition areas which make up what is called The Hong Kong Story, each gallery area includes enough for you to leisurely spend 30-45 minutes viewing displays, watching video programmes and reading general information. For those interested, there is also an audio guide to help you understand more about various exhibits for which you have interest.

The galleries are laid out chronologically. Rooms 1-2 focus on The National Environment of Hong Kong and regional area and Pre-historic Civilisation in Hong Kong. Rooms 3-4 focus on HK during the Han to Qing Dynasty and local Folk Culture, Rooms 5-6 (the two most interesting imo) The Opium Wars & Cession of Hong Kong from China to England and the Birth and Early Life of the city up until WWII. Finally Rooms 7-8 cover HK during the Japanese Occupation and finally the Modern City and Rise of China.

Overall, each of the galleries are well curated with a mix of exhibition styles which helps keep all informative but still fun and child-friendly enough to keep the kiddos from getting bored while mum and dad go through the exhibits.
Written May 29, 2020
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Ryszard L
Sydney, Australia326 contributions
Very, very interesting,
Jun 2019
Not quite sure what I expected but, as far as museums go, this one is really quite absorbing. It is well laid out and follows a well-thought out plan and sequence. The colourful displays of Hong Kong's culture and traditions were most interesting and informative.
Written May 2, 2020
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DianneKamerling
Cooroy, Australia143 contributions
Excellent museum
Jan 2020
Walked here from our hotel in Nathan Road, thinking we would spend maybe one hour there, but it was over three hours later that we came out. From the beginning to end, the exhibits and story was so well set out and explained, in a very interesting way. Also it is free entrance
Written February 16, 2020
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JonG88
Hong Kong, China44 contributions
Good museum for young kids but could use a bit more historical detail for the elders
Nov 2019
This is a large, free museum with huge dioramas showing various slices of Hong Kong culture, including boat dwellers, Hakka, etc. There is a large section about prehistoric Hong Kong which I regard as a missed opportunity to educate people about the actual history of settlement over time on Hong Kong. The history of Chinese government support for, and abandonment of, settlements in HK is nearly absent.

Upstairs much of the floorspace is devoted to thematic displays like an old bank, post office, pharmacy, etc. However, the displays don't often contain a lot of detail about Hong Kong's history -- they just present a snapshot of daily life. Watch the movies for the context. Would like to see a bit more of the detail out in the open.
Written February 10, 2020
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Biscuits77
Australia31 contributions
Interesting and enjoyable
Dec 2019 • Solo
Great little museum with interesting and educational exhibits. Lots of info about the Opium Wars and Japanese occupation as well as displays about different HK ethnic groups/tribes.

Makes for a great morning/afternoon of learning.
Written January 23, 2020
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jenkle89
Hendaye, France387 contributions
Very Interesting
Jan 2020 • Couples
A really interesting place to visit and learn all about the history of Hong Kong, starting from millions of years ago to present day Hong Kong. Lots of information and well explained, video clips, interactive games and life size models of a HK Junk, shops, tea room, hair salon, bank etc etc. Well worth going to see, we went on a Wednesday and the entrance was free.
Written January 19, 2020
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Hong Kong Museum of History is open:
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


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