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Address: 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
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Very good, easily accessible and well worth a visit (free on a Wednesday)

This gives not only the history of defenes, but also a really good overview of HK history. We had a rainy day and spent three hours here. Not history buffs? Not to worry, you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 8, 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

This gives not only the history of defenes, but also a really good overview of HK history. We had a rainy day and spent three hours here. Not history buffs? Not to worry, you will still find it interesting and it has fantastic views (as an old fort, it should do !!)

Thank grandinio
Shanghai, China
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

Indoor and outdoor museum for the history of Hong Kong defense starting from dynasties in 13th century. Indoor museum explains well the need and practise of protection of the island against outside threat. Quite interestingly done and explains better the opium war era and the conflict with the Britons than e.g. Hong Kong museum of history. You can also have... More 

Thank hanyoupei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

The title of the Museum may not sound the most interesting, but believe me this place is so interesting from a historical point of view. From the nearest MTR or tram stop it is about 15-20 minutes walk ( well signposted) There is an indoor part that gives you lots of historical information and has some very informative videos. However... More 

Thank Minkymonkey
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

Very fine exhibits and the historical trail is fascinating to see after learning the history. We particularly liked the WWII and occupation rooms. This bit of history is still all too close to our own time. Do watch the film shown in the little theater on the 2nd floor of exhibits. It was a very interesting overview of weapons for... More 

1 Thank Europelover2014
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

This was a really interesting way to spend a few hours. I wouldn't recommend it if you have no interest in history, but if you do, it's great. The museum part covers HK history from the Ming dynasty through to the present day, and is housed in the middle of the broader, outdoor naval base thing. It's one of those... More 

Thank Allie L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

As Harry from Melbourne helpfully describes below - it's easy to find. Take Exit B2 at Shau Kei Wan MTR. Walk straight ahead for 10 minutes, cross under the flyover before the road starts to go uphill and you're there. 10 HK dollars for adults, 5 if you're aged 60+ although entry is free on a Wednesday. Opening hours 10-6pm... More 

1 Thank BobsWorth1
Detroit, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

In the US, here and there you come across "Historical Markers" – places where events took place, marked down, so that things won't get completely forgotten in the day-to-day reality of the fast paced life. In Europe, every corner is a Historical Marker in a way, because confirmed written history is so much richer than in the "colonies". Hong Kong... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

Museum of Coastal Defence is dedicated to Hong Kong's military history and it's a mix of an in-doors museum (with several galleries) with a war time trail where you can visit WWII era redoubts with still standing cannons. In addition, there is a beautiful view of Kowloon available from viewing platforms (the museum sits high on a hill). Overall, it's... More 

Thank N K
Hong Kong
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273 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

I think this is one of the best, certainly one of the better informative museums in Hk to give you a real flavor of history. Set in fab greenery you can explore the battlements - and the torpedo tunnel rocks!!! The little simple café at the top was basic but sweet!

Thank HongKongCallisto
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

Have just visited this museum, and although its a bit off the well trod tourist track, its well worth a visit. We took the mtr to Wanchai, then the tram to Shau Kei Wan, its then only a 15 minute walk or a minimum charge ($22 HK) taxi ride, well worth it on a hot day. The tram ride is... More 

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