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Hong Kong Museum of History

100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
852-27249042
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100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Tsim Sha Tsui
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852-27249042
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to this museum a few times. Its permanent exhibition is amazing: HK being a fisherman village, British colony, culture on Chinese opera, etc. From now until Sept 3, 2018, there is a special exhibition in collaboration with British Museum. Standard admission is...More

Thank Doug S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my first stop when I came to Hong Kong and I thought it was very helpful in giving some background context to Hong Kong. The special exhibition is ticketed but not necessary to visit I think if you want to learn more about...More

Thank putrisalat
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum highlights Hong Kong's dynamic and broad history. Much effort has been made to collect, conserve, study, and display cultural objects related to the architecture, and history of Hong Kong. The exhibition included 6,000 years of history, and opened in 2001. It occupies an...More

Thank Judi L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A rainy day saw us looking for something to do – we were staying nearby and this seemed a good choice – and so it was – the exhibits are arranged in a sequential order starting with the geological formation millions of year ago -...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not a must-see, but if you enjoy history this is a well done museum that gives the historical context for this unique city. It's free on Tuesdays. Most people move quickly through the first 2-3 galleries that cover the region's geology and ancient inhabitants to...More

Thank steve6192018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum is laid chronologically from the geological formation of HK islands all the way up to today. I definitely recommend the headset. The chronological layout is accompanied by numerous artefacts, story boards and dioramas. For example you can get on a restored fishing junk...More

Thank Jones888
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A collection from the Bristish Museum gathered for the first time in Hong Kong for this latest exhibition. The artifacts are luxury items from the ancient times, between 900 to 300 BC. Exhibition will run until September 2018. Enjoy now.

Thank HKeater
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tourist Information suggested we visit this museum and told us which bus to catch. Try to fit this into your schedule as you`ll then appreciate so many other things about the development of this amazing city. So much so see on 3 floors in...More

Thank kathy b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent almost 5 hours at this museum and were genuinely engaged the whole time. I felt I left with a real understanding of both the history and cultural progression of Hong Kong. The museum is very well organized and signed, presenting the past 400...More

Thank Dena N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this museum to get a thorough overview of Hong Kong. It's an engaging journey of the region from it's geological formation, primitive beginning, its ancestral roots, finding and redefining its identity, and right through to the modern age!

Thank Salim J
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mishmisha h
25 March 2018|
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Response from Niconhistravels | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Kowloon at the Hotel Icon, probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in. If you stay in Kowloon near the Harbour or a Metro stop its pretty convenient for everywhere.
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Marg W
15 January 2018|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
The museum have guided tours during the day that are free. We did one and it was very informative and better than reading the captions on the displays. You can get the details from their website.
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Miang M
19 December 2017|
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Response from HKeater | Reviewed this property |
It's confusing a lot of people. The renovation is still at the planning stage. The museum is business as usual. It still closes Tuesdays though.
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