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Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

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175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
(852) 2569-1500
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Good historic place

Good historic place to visit.. lot of history are there..It is easily reached by using the MTR... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
yesu1980
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Kochi (Cochin), India
Easily overlooked little gem

I'd not previously seen much publicity about this attraction and it does seem relatively... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SQ320
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175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
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"military history"
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"japanese occupation"
in 14 reviews
"shau kei wan mtr"
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"ming dynasty"
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"mtr station"
in 17 reviews
"opium wars"
in 10 reviews
"outdoor exhibits"
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"torpedo room"
in 5 reviews
"world war"
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"armored vehicles"
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"artillery pieces"
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"anti japanese"
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"exhibition rooms"
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"british period"
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"main exhibition"
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"nice history"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good historic place to visit.. lot of history are there..It is easily reached by using the MTR ..Very clean and spacious.

Thank yesu1980
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd not previously seen much publicity about this attraction and it does seem relatively new. It's well signposted from the MTR and the walk should take no more than 10 minutes. Entry is free and photos without flash are allowed. The signage is in English,...More

Thank SQ320
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The Coastal Defence museum is one of the many in Hong Kong that is not well known to the general public as it is at the end of Shau Kei Wan and a bit of a walk. It is worth it though with a wonderful...More

Thank Sinara K
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I’ve visited the museum on a couple of occasions. Tells the history of the old fort and it’s defences and references the war period and occupation by Japanese forces. On the outside areas it’s possible to wander around and view the defensive positions. There are...More

1  Thank Colin G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Chinese slant against the British, but excellent history of Hong Kong. Recommend you spend at least an hour there

Thank Mickey6448
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

The Museum of Coastal Defence is a must visit museum. The exhibits are meaningful and they kept some interesting exhibits like un unexploded torpedo and some old cannons. There are also English descriptors. However, engaging a guide makes a lot of difference in the experience....More

Thank JonasCN
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

We came across this museum by chance, having botched our plans to go to the beach, though we are happy that we ended up there. The museum focuses mainly, but not exclusively, on how Hong Kong has defended itself from aggressors arriving by boat throughout...More

Thank Magnus G
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This old fort has been converted into a delightfully museum that gives a nice history of HK. I did not detect any "anti western" tone. It does cover the war between Britain and China that led to the transfer of HK to the Crown but...More

2  Thank quakered
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is a must visit place while in Hong Kong. It isn't on the usual tourist trail but still very easy to get to via the MTR and a short walk of 5 minutes. Lots of history, artifacts and some fantastic views. All of this...More

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We would definitely recommend a visit to this museum. It is easily reached by using the MTR and then a short walk. It is very well laid out with interesting exhibits and very good information and stories. I strongly disagree with a previous reviewer regarding...More

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The Museum has free entry. Consult the Museum if you require a special tour; there are guides to give casual assistance if required. The Museum is well worth the visit.
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