We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Appreciating Hong Kong's culture and history”

Hong Kong Museum of History
Book In Advance
More Info
$56.62*
and up
Big Bus Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #10 of 861 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Attraction details
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 23, 2013

The permanent exhibition on the story of Hong Kong is excellent. I particularly enjoyed the sections relating to the geology of Hong Kong and the post-1800 era history (and the Opium War). I have been surprised by the level of detail provided and have visited this exhibition twice although ran out of time on both occasions. You need to set yourself a minimum of 3-4 hours just for this exhibition. It really is a great way to gain an appreciation of Hong Kong before touring the specific cultural sites.

1  Thank TypicalSilv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (3,209)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,928 - 1,932 of 3,209 reviews

Reviewed March 22, 2013

what I like HK's museum is its sooo huge! I was not able to check everything since its almost closing time when I went there. But will comeback for sure.

Thank lynxdanielle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

I'm not usually a museum kind of guy, but thought that for a close in town excursion, it would be a good place to go. In the end, it was exactly that. The best thing was that it was only a short walk from my hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui on Nathan Road so that made for extra convenience as well.
Anyways, the museum was set up very well and you can learn alot about the past history of HK, traditions, like weddings and festivals, food, and even the natural environs that HK was surrounded in many many years ago.
The displays are very well presented and one can easily spend a bit of time learning and gazing at all that is withheld in this museum.
Best of all, entrance to this museum for a single adult is only $10HK.

Thank Jeff206
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Location - quite a distance from TST MTR so you will need to walk a fair distance. It is just opposite the science museum. We visited on a Thursday, the science museum is closed so we visited the history museum instead. Admission price is cheap (adult HKD10, kids HKD5) and well worth it for the kids

Exhibits - there are 7 main exhibits area spread over two floors. From 400 million years ago to the present when HK is returned to China. My kids are specially interested in the animals replicas there.
there is also a special exhibit for an additional fee

Should you go? With kids - yes, other interests, look at rock exhibits, HK culture and modern history - yes, especially if you combine the visit with the science museum

Thank GX7714
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is a very good museum to visit with children, It is small enough to hold the children's interest and it is not too big to be intimidating.

Thank Cyoungva
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Hong Kong Museum of History also viewed

 

Been to Hong Kong Museum of History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing