Speciality Museums in Hong Kong

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Speciality Museums in Hong Kong

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  • Passenger52043695131
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    I am a Filipina Domestic Helper here in Hongkong.
    Most of my day off I am alone actually.
    So I decide to visit museums to spend my time productively my educating my self from the learning I've learned from the museum.
    The HKMM was awesome.
    I have learn a lot.
    this is the 2nd museum that I have visited.
    The first one was the Museum Of Medical Sciences.
    Amazing collections of artifacts.
    I super love it. ♥️
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Paul H
    Hong Kong, China7 contributions
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    Fully open March 2024. Excellent museum with excellent views across the harbour. Much more than a museum focusing on Coastal Defence. Lots of exhibits outside and a pleasant walk to explore them, though quite a lot of slopes if that is a concern for you. Inside the museum itself, which is lift accessible from street level, the Asia Pacific War/WW2 displays do a great job of tailoring things to your level of interest. If you want to explore in depth they have done a great job of presenting eye witness accounts in numerous short video clips on all sorts of topics.
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • Gustav
    Siem Reap Province, Cambodia30 contributions
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    Displays were great. The eyes on some wax models were simply astonishing. A decent range of well known characters. Well worth a visit in line with the Peak trip and Observation tower. Went on a weekday, not crowded as per a weekend. One question...are the models true to their height?
    Written 22 October 2023
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,624 contributions
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    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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  • AWFUK
    Chelmsford, UK34 contributions
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    Didn't expect so much to see in such a small area. Will give 5 stars if the indoor space is air-conditioned.
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China5,706 contributions
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    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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  • Debbie T
    Brisbane, Australia785 contributions
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    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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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • schmidtmg
    Switzerland1,083 contributions
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    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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  • Edgar S
    Hong Kong, China1,561 contributions
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    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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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China5,706 contributions
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    ...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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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China172,887 contributions
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    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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  • Col20
    Greater Sydney, Australia270 contributions
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    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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  • Chocolate D
    Hong Kong, China47 contributions
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    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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  • Y F
    United Kingdom95 contributions
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    We were only aware of this small museum whilst flicking through the rough guide book for something to do whilst we were in Kennedy town. What a little gem to find! All of it was interesting, especially as they had lots of old photos on display.

    There was displays on how heroin was made illegally and some items which were used to smuggle drugs around.

    various badges, various uniforms, medals etc were also on display.

    Bring your own food and water as they don’t sell any at the museum. There only sell commemorative books and the odd ‘old era’ police related postcards.

    There is a sign which states if large groups arrive, they have right to be let into the museum first before any other visitors, merely due to the size of the venue.
    Written 25 August 2018
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