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“Informative and Fun”

Hong Kong Museum of History
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US$56.71*
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Ranked #10 of 824 things to do in Hong Kong
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Quezon City, Philippines
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Informative and Fun”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

The Museum of History is located near the Museum of Science though the Museum of History opens at an earlier time (around 10AM) while the Museum of Science opens a bit later during weekdays (around 1PM).

The Hong Kong Story provides a fun and informative tour of the history of HK, starting from the geologic processes that shaped the HK islands up to modern times. Interactive videos and films are available throughout the exhibit. English or Japanese speakers can avail the audio guide for just 10HKD though most of the panels and films do have English translations.

I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation of artifacts from archaeological researches throughout the island. I also like the sense of continuity of the museum, giving you a feel that you are travelling through time. I spent more than 3 hours in this museum and I honestly didn't expect it to be that fun and informative.

Tip: Best day to visit is Wednesday since admission is free.

Visited March 2012
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Brussels
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A lot of history for a small piece of land”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

A real effort has been made to be exhaustive and to include environmental aspects.

Visited March 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hong Kong Through the Ages”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

An excellent short history of HK from prehistoric times to unification.... very enjoyable

Visited March 2012
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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very informative and very rich”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Offers a lot of information and I like the way the museum presents itself using a timleine approach ranging from prehistoric times through Hongkong during the Emperors' era through to the British times, the Japanese Occupation and all the way to the present.

Visited March 2012
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brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Could have spent hours here!”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

This is one of the best museums I've been to in a long time. Fantastic layout and great for kids too. A must for visitors!

Visited March 2012
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