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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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Lovely Museum, well set out.

We found this museum by accident, and were not disappointed. It is very well set out. Entrance is free, there is a lift that takes you to the top of the hill, where there are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this museum by accident, and were not disappointed. It is very well set out. Entrance is free, there is a lift that takes you to the top of the hill, where there are several exhibition rooms. There is a lovely cafe and walking around the top, you have excellent views. We then walked down to sea level, a... More 

Thank Horse91dancer
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Intersting museum with displays in Chinese and English. There is an indoor part with displays and history text and an outdoor part with viewing points and military equipment. There is currently a temporary display on Puyi,the last Emperor, which is interesting too. Start with the indoor part on the right when you leave the lift, then continue with the outdoor... More 

Thank Londinium
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

There was an additional display of Puyi the last emperor when i visited and was very interesting to learn how he is integrated of the war and revolution of the modern china. Musuem of costal defence displayed replicas of canons, ditches, and also showed insights of the military during the early 90s. The trip took abt 2hrs and entrance is... More 

Thank Wanderlust-Roy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 24 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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 3 November 2016

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 2 November 2016

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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