Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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bmartin992
London, United Kingdom17 contributions
If you're interested in HK history, this is the place to go!
Oct 2019
A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to get there.
The invasion of HK during WW2 was not a high-point in British colonial history, with HK being completely unprepared for the Japanese invasion from the mainland.
Makes this historical event come alive.
And found out that a family friend had actually played a key role in the escape of the one-armed Chinese general!
Written 12 November 2019
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westsidewoman1
Kelowna, Canada173 contributions
Really good insight into Hong Kong history
Dec 2018 • Couples
A very interesting museum that gives a lot of detail of Hong Kong history especially during the Second World War.
Written 4 March 2019
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Deepansh J
249 contributions
Nice Museum
Aug 2018 • Solo
Nice museum to visit and spend some time. It is the museum of coastal defence of Hong Kong and must go there as a tourist
Written 8 February 2019
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Mattias E
Kungalv, Sweden52 contributions
Closed until 2020
Nov 2018 • Couples
The museum is closed until 2020 for refurbishment, unfortunate that info was only available at the closed gate. At least we got to see the city by the 1h tramride.
Written 28 November 2018
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China7,793 contributions
Nice history museum
Sep 2018 • Family
This museum, housed in a historic fort, tells the military history of Hong Kong from Ming Dynasty to the present. It also displays the weaponry used by the British defense force. The seasonal exhibition is a small centennial commemoration of World War One. The museum is a bit distant from Shau Kei Wan MTR station.
Written 4 September 2018
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Dragonladyy
United Kingdom99 contributions
Interesting and well laid out
Aug 2018 • Family
It was nice to have an insight about Hong Kong under British rule, and the wars they have been through.

It was a pity that the historic trail was closed today as the centre said a typhoon was on its way. Though we were there and the weather was dry and not windy.

We liked the children centre on the 1st floor where they could try some origami (poppy, tank, submarine and gun). The pictures for the instructions was too difficult for the kids to follow. A video would have been better, though the guard on duty was brilliant at showing us (probably due to several requests because of the instructions).

The cafe was non descript. No snack food of any description was put out for sale, we could see a fridge of drinks but was within the serving bit so you have to ask for your choice. Didn’t see any English menus so we left to get a snack by the MTR instead.

Great views from the 1st floor.
Written 21 August 2018
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Maplelagjames
Callaway, MN365 contributions
Neat museum, more than expected.
Jul 2018 • Couples
As a museum and history lover, we visited the Coastal Defense museum and it was a great 3 hours. A most unique site and very well laid out and more than interesting.

Great English captions although a few were hard to read, but gave a great overview of Hong Kong and how it evolved.

It was nice that the former defense location could be used for the museum as the overlooks helped bring it all into context.

On a trip to Hong Kong, I would put this on a do not miss list.

Jim at Maplelag in Minnesota
Written 3 August 2018
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kraerichter
Hong Kong, China94 contributions
Pleasantly Surprised
Jun 2018 • Friends
We went here for Fathers day this year. Husband has always wanted to see it. It was a free museum. I was under the impression that it was all outdoor exhibits. Not true. They have a really nice building with a ton of information and history. We got there close to closing time and have plans of going back because we didn't see it all.
Written 10 July 2018
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globetrekker2011
Manama, Bahrain41 contributions
Great war history and scenic views
Sep 2017 • Family
This museum is preserved in its totality. The bumkers and caves and the ammunitions used are still preserved. Its great for kids who are 6yrs above and adults who love war history. The deserted caves and underground rooms give a glimpse of war times. The location also has some raised view points for some beautiful views. There is a lighthouse as you go down towards the waters but one cant enter the lighthouse. Just near that is the torpedo inside a cave like structure.
Written 18 June 2018
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Pang O
Perth, Australia474 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
May 2018 • Friends
This museum is definitely worth a visit to spend at least a couple of hours walking through to absorb some of the history.
Written 5 June 2018
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