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Address: 175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
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(852) 2569-1500
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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History lovers paradise

This is a hidden gem of a place to visit. Well outside the traditional tourist trappings of nearby Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, just a few more stops along the MTR Island... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon B
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem of a place to visit. Well outside the traditional tourist trappings of nearby Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, just a few more stops along the MTR Island Line and you get off at Shau Kei Wan, exit B2 and walk for about 10 minutes. Once there you will find plenty to explore outside along... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is an easy walk from the Shau Kei Wan station. There is excellent signage. Free admission. The exhibits are well done and very organized. Great views.

Thank Billiken82
Hong Kong, China
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little nugget was found by a visitor I had. First of all the museum was FREE. It was well laid out. A lot of money has gone into preserving the buildings but showing them off in a modern way. It gave a good overview of how Hong Kong defended itself during two world wars. Even if your not a... More 

Thank DianaJHK
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Hong Kong continues to reveal "hidden" gems. A first time visit to Shau Kei Wan on the MTR, followed by a short walk passed the local fish market bought us to the impressive edifice that led to the exhibitions in the Museum of Coastal Defence. Our specific interest was an exhibition of the life and times of the last Emperor,... More 

Thank 602Tony
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Had a pleasant trip here, bit of a way out but worth it. Lots of history of Hong Kong under British and Chinese rule which was well presented in a lovely building. Interesting section on World War 2 and just a great source of information. Well worth the trip.

Thank Notdunroaming
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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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 13 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 Roy_Chai
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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 25 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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