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Hong Kong Museum of History

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Tsim Sha Tsui
As featured in 3 Days in Hong Kong and 6 other guides
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Address: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Fascinating free history museum but I ran out of time seeing it all. The top floors are the most recent events which I found more interesting so next time I will work my way from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating free history museum but I ran out of time seeing it all. The top floors are the most recent events which I found more interesting so next time I will work my way from the top downwards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent 4hrs learning about the early formative years, the opium war ceded HK to Britain for 155yrs and built what HK is today - a fascinating guide to the history of HK. Through the museum, one can understand what characterize & define the culture of the people of Hong Kong - highly recommended on a lonely, rainy afternoon - admission... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not a museum lover but I must say that the HK Museum of History was fascinating. They present the story of HK from the paleo period all the way to present time. I am Asian so I could also relate to some of the historical events that happened, very nostalgic for me. If you are not but would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free and located a few blocks from TST ferry. The History museum covers about 3 large floors and provides great insight into the history of Hong Kong via beautiful recreated sites and buildings...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The HK museums are larger than we could imagine. It takes approximately half of the day to see and enjoy a museum. And especially, this museum of history covers almost everything we could think and question about HK. It covers history, geography, politics, lifestyle, business, war, people, etc. Keeping the review short as even a lengthy essay would be shorter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a Free day and rented the Audio guides. The guide needs to be more intuitive - we couldn't find some of the items - a good edit would probably suffice. The museum was top notch and since it was the beginning of our Hong Kong stay, it helped us put everything into perspective. There are many galleries... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here on a Sunday when entrance was free. Even so, the museum was not crowded. A large airy building on several levels with exhibits from the distant geological past to the present day. Especially fascinating were the exhibitions dedicated to Hong Kong life, people, customs and dress, early British occupation, Japanese invasion and liberation, and handover to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We weren't at our best the morning after a long flight, but we enjoyed this. Full-scale replicas of old pawn shops, HK cafes, fishing boats. Some spectacular statues, and giant trees made of buns to please the gods! Bonus: easy walk from many of the TST hotels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow for 2-3 hours to fully appreciate this museum. Take your time to go through all the exhibits. Definitely provides an interesting walk through the history of Hong Kong. Not to be missed.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum not only tells the far away events, it also tells recent history in a vivid way, with lots of down-to-the-earth exhibits that many visitors can relate the past to their only (present) life.


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Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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