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“Depends on how long you are in Hong Kong”

Hong Kong Museum of History
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Ranked #9 of 811 things to do in Hong Kong
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Shenzhen
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“Depends on how long you are in Hong Kong”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

The HK museum of history is interesting to go and visit but it really depends on how long you are in HK. If you have 1-2 weeks it is worth a look see but if you are only there for 2-3 days then it's not worth it as there are so many other better places to go in HK.

Of course the history is interesting and I always love to know a little of history of place I visit so on that note - not bad to see... but it really depends on how much time you are staying in HK.

Visited March 2012
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“First rate history museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

I had time off and it was a rainy day- two things that point to a museum day. It was fairly easy to find, nice grounds, and the displays were amazing. A good timeline of HK and the different cultures that exist there. I recommend it anyone who is in HK.

Visited April 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“Culture and History appreciation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Hong Kong history museum shows you how Hong Kong was transformed from virtually nothing to the world city it is today. There are 6 areas spanning prehistoric to modern present times. Instead of reading each description in every exhibit, a tourist should just watch the videos in each area in order to save time in learning the history and culture.

One lesson to be learned here is that Hong Kong was once a poor country. It took a lot of hard work and cooperation to make it what it is today. All the trials that Hong Kong underwent including drugs, typhoons, droughts, war, scandals, 1997 turnover were shown in this museum. After going to this museum, you will appreciate Hong Kong better.

Visited January 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“interesting snapshot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

It starts all the way from prehistoric times and is like said, pretty complete.The museum is easy to findIt provides a really interesting snapshot of what Hong Kong was like throughout time - from the ancient civilisations to modern times.

Visited February 2013
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São Paulo, Brazil
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“Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

This museum has a lot of interesting information on the history of Hong kong, specially the different people who inhabited the region, the opium wars and japanese domination. Personally, I would recommend having a quick look at the first location (pre-history) and paying more attention to the others.

Visited January 2013
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