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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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I was there for family visit. My uncle and fams lived near the museum area. Only 1 stop from Heng Fa Chuen apartment. There are no fee to enter the museum. All display well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalia H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for family visit. My uncle and fams lived near the museum area. Only 1 stop from Heng Fa Chuen apartment. There are no fee to enter the museum. All display well maintained and well preserved. There were also mini studio that will explain about the history of that museum. Many students were visiting that museum during weekdays.... More 

Thank Natalia H
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum is broken up into separate components that focus on distinct areas of history . My wife and I enjoyed a slow self paced stroll through the exhibits. Leave yourself 2 hours to walk through and read the stories.

Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to go solo. Great walks around the complex and a lovely clean free exhibition. A bit of an awkward walk from the town centre but worth it. Views were really fab, nice place to take a picnic although there is a cafe on sight too.

Thank monzywoo
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Built on Lei Yue Mun Fort, the museum has an interesting collection of military memorabilia spanning 600 years of Hong Kong's military history. This includes tanks, armoured vehicles and canons/guns. We enjoyed the walk along the historical trail with military barracks, underground battery storage spaces, observation and shooting ranges and a very special torpedo prototype. Attached some pics. Our 5-year... More 

Thank 10John
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

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 

Thank Simon B
Cleveland, Ohio
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201 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 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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54 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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163 reviews
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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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263 reviews
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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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144 reviews
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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 

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