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Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong
(4.5/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
History buffs in particular will appreciate Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, which traces some of the most vital moments of Hong Kong’s history. This location marks an area of significant strategic importance, as the Lei Yue Mun Fort played an important role in the Battle of Hong Kong during World War II. Displays cover 600 years of history, and go into great detail on the commonwealth era and offering a unique perspective on Hong Kong’s recent past. Reflect on the many battles that took place here as you wander the open-air exhibits, featuring preserved defense installations and panoramic views of Kowloon. Work out when and for how long to visit Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and other Hong Kong attractions using our handy Hong Kong family vacation planner.
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  • 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 d...  more »
  • 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 em...  more »
  • 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, th...  more »
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  • Great place to spend a few hours learning about HK's naval history and about the Japanese occupation. Join the guided tour if available, the guides are very knowledgeable. Close to public transport so no reason not to check it out.
  • You could learn how hard the people defending Hong Kong during World War II
  • Great view and its of information about Hong Kong History, surely a nice place to visit with family on the weekends, have a little hike and appreciate the beauty of Hong Kong
  • Here introduce the histories of Hong Kong,like the Opium War and the time Hong Kong ocuppied by Japanese.
  • A nice place for you to spend a day with family and friends. Kids can learn some history of HK during war time in 1940s. Furthermore, some games and drawing papers are provided for kids at their indoor area.