Speciality Museums in Hong Kong

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Speciality Museums in Hong Kong

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  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,674 contributions
    Renovated recently. Probably the exhibited information modified to better reflect the current political climate (lol) but the centerpiece of the museum ie the fortifications and the military equipment used in HK's coastal defense in WW2 remain unchanged. Well worth a visit, particularly for military enthusiasts. Even for the casual visitor, the site offers great views of the eastern part of Kowloon. If you take the MTR, you can spot the row of ship builders near the water front on the way - unfortunately most of them have been repurposed.
    Written 13 May 2023
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  • Raphael F
    Dakar, Senegal178 contributions
    Good collection, buy the way we didn't know the Asian artists ( but it's ok).
    We are all right for this experience.
    We advise 2 hour for visit.
    Written 23 December 2022
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  • globaltravellerworld
    Grasse, France406 contributions
    A MUST visit when coming to Hong Kong! The unsuspecting name does not reveal the true importance and value of this museum. It describes vividly the more than 300 years of trade between the West and China - especially the European trade with China via Hong Kong. We can learn that there is nothing new to this world - todays trade and relationship issues and mutual benefits for both worlds have not much changed in principle - all that changed is technology and media. We can learn from this museum that trade between the western world and China is mutually beneficial since hundreds of years - so we can truly relax a little bit in our overexcited times and refrain from getting carried away with the different political systems in place. It's does not matter on either side - Let's learn a bit from history and how we are in the end all just humans who want to have a decent good life ! this museum is very educational and teaches is us daily life in the "old times" and you will be surprised how close it is to the "new times" that we live in. Spend 2 hours there BUT GO ON WEEKENDS when volunteers are there to explain you details - otherwise you will not capture the essence of the trade history and how it relates to today's world. THE guides are very knowledgeable and competent and extremely friendly and helpful. A privately run Museum - my respect.
    Absolutely worth a visit.
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China4,354 contributions
    But they don’t, sadly. Still, this is a diverting if small museum to wander round for a bit, set aside from a really interesting area of the NT. Lots of information and some old trains here too.
    Written 13 July 2020
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom8,650 contributions
    The tea museum won’t be for everyone and is a small, niche museum. It’s housed inside the lovely old, colonial Flagstaff House (1846), a very stately white house, which is the oldest colonial building still standing in Hong Kong. Even if you don’t go inside, it’s worth strolling through the grounds of Hong Kong Park, past it.
    Entry is free and it has recently re-opened after closing during the covid 19 restrictions. Some sections are still closed, like the children’s playroom.
    The entire collection is only small with 8 separate rooms but the displays are well supported with good information on tea making ceremonies and traditions. Signs are in both English and Chinese.
    Some teaware dated back to 11th century BC. I found it astonishing to think that 3000+ years ago, people were brewing a cuppa, using these sophisticated, decorative bowls and ewers.
    The blue and white Ming dynasty china was extremely delicate and beautiful but I was equally intrigued by the rustic Yixing earthenware, with teapots and cups that imitated tree trunks and featured realistic looking grasshoppers and toads.
    There’s a small, good quality but expensive gift shop near the entry.
    Afterwards allow some time to wander through Hong Kong Park, past the waterfall, ponds and aviary.
    Written 15 June 2021
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  • Debbie T
    Brisbane, Australia721 contributions
    We didn’t know about this place. Our 8 and 12 year old had a great time which was fantastic as it was a rainy day and kept them busy. Most of the photo opportunities were free with a couple you had to pay the professional photographer as you couldn’t take a picture yourself. The professional shots were expensive but well done.
    Written 9 March 2019
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  • schmidtmg
    Switzerland1,027 contributions
    First time I went to the Asia Society's exhibition center , on the Asia Society premises close to Pacific Place and the Shangri-La hotel. Very nice and quiet exhibition pavillion with changing exhibits; there is no entrance charge I visited the exhibit "Fusion", a joint venture organized during the pandemic form 2020 to 2022 by a French -Hong Kong couple of sculptors who bought an old sawmill in Tuscany an operate their sculpture studio there. The exhibit features about 30 works of art and sculptures made out of Italian marble (executed by Italian artists)and wood (executed by Hong Kong artists). Well worth visiting..
    Written 1 May 2023
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  • Sandra C
    Fuengirola, Spain90 contributions
    Interesting to see the way people lived. Some of the museum was under restoration when we visited. The side houses were mostly just empty spaces. Leaflets and signs in English. Located In walking distance from The Panda Hotel and the mtr in Tsuen Wan.
    Written 2 June 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China156,946 contributions
    This is a two floor museum found on the G/F and 1/F of the Mei Ho Estate in Shek Kip Mei. This property is a Grade II historic building that was once part of the Shek Kip Mei Estate, an emergency public housing measure taken to create settlement for the 58,000 who lost their homes during a tragic fire in 1953. Closed down in 2005. The Mei Ho House was reopened in 2013 as a YHA Youth Hostel and Heritage Museum which you can visit today from 10am to 6pm (Tues to Sun), closed on Mondays. Entry is free.

    There are two floors, the first is dedicated to everyday life in the Shek Kip Mei neighbourhood in the 1950's and 60's. There are exhibitions scenes accompanied with summary wall text describing street markets, dai pai dongs, herbal tea shops, family grocery stores, barber shops, cinemas, children's playgrounds and games, annual festivities and water sourcing.

    The upstairs floor walks visitors through some of the history of the Mei Ho House. You'll learn about the great fire, the emergence of public housing governance which basically made its start because of the Shek Kip Mei tragedy. There are exhibitions setup showing various housing units in the Mei Ho House during the decades after it was opened in 1954. You will also be able to learn a bit about employment and rooftop schools of the 50's and 60's as well. Again, scenes are accompanied with short summary text.

    Overall, the Heritage of Mei Ho House is a really good small museum and good learning opportunity for those who have interest in mid-20th century local history which has been preserved for future generations. If you are planning to visit Sham Shui Po and/or Shek Kip Mei, its worth a 30-45 minute visit to the Heritage of Mei Ho House.

    Note: There is a pretty good Heritage of Mei Ho House app which provides the summary text of the various exhibitions on both floors. Also, if you want prefer to take a free tour of the museum, these can be arranged through the Mei Ho House website.
    Written 22 March 2023
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  • Edgar S
    Hong Kong, China1,529 contributions
    The founder of modern China, Dr. Sun Yat Sen has been in Hong Kong for many years to develop his strategies and planning for a modern China. The museum gives a great insight into his career, private life, and the countless efforts he has worked out for the modernization of China. There are plenty of exhibits of him, full of many documents and photographs. Beside the building wherein the museum is located in one of the early mansions built, located in the early days of British rule and owned by a well-established and famous Chinese family. Highly recommended to visit, to go back in time. The entrance is free. Great to plan for a rainy or hot summer day in Hong Kong. Recommended.
    Written 17 June 2021
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  • The largest library in HK with over 10 floors
    Spacious and massive in heart of causeway Bay
    Very relaxing place with cafes and landscapes
    Many people come to surf the net and also to video chat with friends as it’s free
    Even to play video games 🤪🤪
    Written 1 January 2019
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  • Col20
    Greater Sydney, Australia273 contributions
    If you are visiting Stanley Markets take time out to visit the Correctional Services Museum. It is free. It is about a 10 minute walk from the markets. You need to head up the hill towards Stanley Prison. There are a number of small galleries displaying photographs and artifacts. The displays are interesting and informative. I found the section on the Vietnamese Boatpeople the most interesting. The government of Hong Kong must have spent a great deal of money housing these refugees.
    Written 2 November 2017
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China4,354 contributions
    ...of your time if you’re in the area as it’s free and an interesting way to spend a short while to learn about the history of the HK Jockey Club. Lots of interesting info (not ALL of it self-promoting stuff on charitable donations), plenty of artefacts, models, etc.. It’s not that big so don’t plan a whole day around it though.
    Written 18 November 2019
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  • Chocolate D
    Hong Kong, China44 contributions
    I have always joined the talks at Liangyi and it’s the first time that I actually visit the museum. Amazed by the large variety of collections they have and so happy to be able to actually touch the antiquities. Great tour guide as well!
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • schmidtmg
    Switzerland1,027 contributions
    This is a small museum with some 35-40 bronze and pottery artefacts and an old Han tomb in H -shape discovered in the late 1950's when a public housing estate was built in Cheung Sha Wan. Entrance is free, and most likely you will not encounter anyone but the guards. Well worth a short stop to retrace the ancient history of Hong - and the change of HK's geographical boundaries, as the tomb was less than 500 m from the coastline when it was built - today it is over 2 km away...
    Written 1 May 2023
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