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Address: 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: (852) 2569-1500
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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We went on a Wednesday and it was free admission. The museum was better than I had expected. It was more than just a museum on coastal defense. There was an interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bill C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Wednesday and it was free admission. The museum was better than I had expected. It was more than just a museum on coastal defense. There was an interesting exhibition on Puyi, the last emperor of China, which will run until February 2017. The museum covered the military history of Hong Kong from the Ming Dynasty to... More 

Thank Bill C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum occupies a fascinating site, but doesn't really do much with it. While the gun positions and other major elements of the fortifications are signposted and its easy to move between them, there's only a limited explanation of how they operated and their history. All of the gun positions are currently empty - a recreated position with a gun... More 

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Plymouth, Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When using the MTR, visitors travel as far as Shau Kei Wan and then walk the last half mile or so. There is reasonable sign-posting from the MTR station. This free attraction holds temporary exhibitions as well as permanent interpretation on the role of the coastal battery. When I was there, the temporary exhibition titled 'From Son of Heaven to... More 

Thank plymouth
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built on and around the Lei Mun Fort, which dates back to the 1880s, this museum offers comprehensive, well-presented indoor and outdoor displays of the defence of Hongkong from the Ming Dynasty all the way to the Hong Kong Garrison of the PLA. Until 13.02.2017, there is a special exhibition about Puyi, the last Emperor of China. Admission free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with a friend because of the Last Emperor Puyi exhibition; unfortunately we only had an hour or so hence we did not visit the rest of the museum. We plan to go again another day.

Thank Quack H
Vancouver, B.C.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum is situated on the far end of Hong Kong Island in an old coastal defense fortress built by the British in defense of Victoria Harbour. It walks one through 600 years of the history of defense and conquest as it relates to Hong Kong and China and is wonderfully illuminating. Unfortunately, the museum is not curated to today's... More 

Thank Dalecorp
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went to this museum to kill a morning before going out to the airport for my flight. The museum is situated in an old coastal defense battery built to defend the entrance to Hong kong harbour, and so has a good vantage point over the entrance to the harbour. The fabric of the fort has been very well restored... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This place can be tricky to find but is well worth the effort. To get here we initially took the MTR to Heng Fa Chuen station then followed the walking path to the stunning seafront promenade. However we found that it is not possible to walk to the museum from here so resorted to getting a taxi which cost about... More 

Thank Lee-Lynne
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The museum provided visitors the history of Hong Kong's occasional engagement in military affairs, and since HK is a coastal city, most thing happened along the coastline. The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, like most other museums in the city, did not attract many visitors; but unlike the others, this on-site exhibition allows visitors to have a first-person experience... More 

Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The history of what our fathers went through before and during the wars kept alive and true for our kids to learn. A must visit for every Hong Konger and everyone interested in the history of our home.

Thank HKeater

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