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Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
(852) 2569-1500
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Very Good Museum

We would definitely recommend a visit to this museum. It is easily reached by using the MTR and... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2018
WestAussiePerth
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Perth
Worth visiting.

The name of this museum does not sound so interesting but on visiting I was pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2017
happyguy017
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
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"military history"
in 21 reviews
"japanese occupation"
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"shau kei wan mtr"
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"ming dynasty"
in 9 reviews
"mtr station"
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"opium wars"
in 10 reviews
"outdoor exhibits"
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"torpedo room"
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"world war"
in 5 reviews
"armored vehicles"
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"artillery pieces"
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"anti japanese"
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"exhibition rooms"
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"british period"
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"main exhibition"
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"nice history"
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

We would definitely recommend a visit to this museum. It is easily reached by using the MTR and then a short walk. It is very well laid out with interesting exhibits and very good information and stories. I strongly disagree with a previous reviewer regarding...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

The name of this museum does not sound so interesting but on visiting I was pleasantly surprised. Build on a hill and the views from the top are lovely. This is a large museum and inside there are several galleries outlining the military history of...More

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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

The exhibits are quite large and are located on top of a hill which offers great views of Hong Kong. However, the exhibits do carry a strong anti-Western and anti-Japanese sentiment. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum offers a more neutral and balanced view of history...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Visited the museum with visitors a few times, especially now that it is free, but found the lack of diversity in its governance reflected in its exhibitions. To place an image of an Indian Sepoy, to represent the Opium Wars is wrong on so many...More

Thank RafikiLondon
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Had expected a normal museum (about war subjects). Then had a very interesting journey through the history of Hong Kong an a lot of historic vaults. On the other side, it was a place of inner calmness in opposite to the extrem lively life in...More

1  Thank usoptimais
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

This is a fun outing for an hour or two, and is free. There are several nice military displays and a large number of steps outside, particularly to the torpedo room and back. Learn about the Japanese invasion, as well as the Opium wars, and...More

1  Thank Orator11
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

A good place to visit for family especially for those who like the war history of Hong Kong. Easy reach by taking the MTR, get off at Shaukiwan station, follow the sign & direction. A short walk of less than 15 minutes will reach the...More

Thank Bruce P
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

I took my two sons (10 and11) for a dad's and lads' day out and we weren't disappointed. As soon as you enter the site, there are things to see which really captures the kids interest, they enjoyed seeing the tank, guns and APC and...More

Thank Shandy090
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Overall a really nice place. Learned a lot about the Hong Kong defense/army. Was set up well and had a nice kids area to play as well. A good mix of indoor and outdoor activities. Good for my 3 young sons and one being in...More

1  Thank FrankieLankie
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

A great day out, something for everyone from kids to seniors. You can get round it in a wheelchair as easily as you can on foot, everything is accessible. Go by 207 bus from Central, MTR to Shau Kie Wan or do it on the...More

Thank Simon M
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The Museum has free entry. Consult the Museum if you require a special tour; there are guides to give casual assistance if required. The Museum is well worth the visit.
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