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Hong Kong Museum of History

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Tsim Sha Tsui
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Address: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Excellent modern museum for those wanting to understand HK

Uncrowded introduction to natural history, pre-history and modern history of HK that we found very useful, especially why British seized HK island, why the Royal Navy smashed... read more

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Uncrowded introduction to natural history, pre-history and modern history of HK that we found very useful, especially why British seized HK island, why the Royal Navy smashed Chinese attempts to stop British drug running, and how the handover developed over many years. I'd expected more invective against British, but explanation more effective I felt. How would we like the Isle... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to find and a really worthwhile few hours here introduced me to the history of Hong Kong. Free entry, toilets and a cafe make the experience comfortable. There's also quite a good shop with a mix of quality items and some not so much - certainly a choice. I'd hurt my knee earlier in my trip so was a... More 

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Thank Ozjane
Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent hours going through the museum to learn the history of Hong Kong. The displays are brilliant and lots of photo opportunities in the Museum so that you can have memories of your visit. Take your time as there is so much to see.

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Thank missmollymoocow
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great introduction though one can miss the rock formations of million years ago and start the history from the trade with the British, opium war till modern day,

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Thank 307marjiet
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Hong Kong Museum of History thoroughly explains the history of Hong Kong from prehistoric times to more modern events like the British colonisation, World War II and subsequent return to China. There are many fascinating exhibits devoted to the lifestyles and customs of the different peoples who lived in different time periods on Hong Kong. Best of all, it's... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the best thing I did in Hong Kong. This was one of the best museums I have ever been to. There is a lot of information and the museum is very well laid out. I really enjoyed the way the exhibits were in a timeline order. I learnt a lot about Hong Kong in this museum and returned... More 

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Thank Lauren W
Louisville KY
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Takes you back to the primordial ooze, like a Michener novel. Gives you a lot of background on the city and its history. The parts about the Opium Wars and the Japanese Occupation are very sobering.

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Thank MTSLouisvilleKY
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's very educational to visit the Hong Kong Museum of History. It tells a story of how Hong Kong island was found and the rich chinese culture.

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Thank Carol D
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is adjacent to the science museum so you can see both especially on a rainy day. Great exhibits (too numerous to mention). There was also a history of toys exhibition ongoing which was great (took me back i.e. gameboy). Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is free entry and the location is easy to find. Many film screenings and things to see inside. Suitable for young adults or family.

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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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