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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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  • When using the MTR, visitors travel as far as Shau Kei Wan and then walk the last half mile or so. There is reasonable sign-posting from the MTR station. This free attraction holds temporary exhibitio...  more »
  • Built on and around the Lei Mun Fort, which dates back to the 1880s, this museum offers comprehensive, well-presented indoor and outdoor displays of the defence of Hongkong from the Ming Dynasty all t...  more »
  • Went there with a friend because of the Last Emperor Puyi exhibition; unfortunately we only had an hour or so hence we did not visit the rest of the museum. We plan to go again another day. 
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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.