Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong

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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. To plan Hong Kong vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • The Coastal Defence museum is one of the many in Hong Kong that is not well known to the general public as it is at the end of Shau Kei Wan and a bit of a walk. It is worth it though with a wonderful ...  more »
  • I’ve visited the museum on a couple of occasions. Tells the history of the old fort and it’s defences and references the war period and occupation by Japanese forces. On the outside areas it’s possibl...  more »
  • Chinese slant against the British, but excellent history of Hong Kong. Recommend you spend at least an hour there  more »
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  • If you can only visit one museum, visit this one. It's in a beautiful location, easily accessible by public transit with great views of East Hong Kong. The visit will take you about 60-90 minutes. It's very educational on Hong Kong history which I found very interesting. It's also very well divided and explained. There are a few videos, some physical room to visit. Overall one of the best museum I've visited in my life! The special exhibit on War Correspondents was very informative as well. Free on Wednesdays. The place wasn't too crowded but the time we left (1pm). Highly recommend.
  • It's a big piece of historical landmark on the hills. Lots of different things to see, from the museum at the top to the view of the fish market at the bottom. Spend my afternoon there.
  • Nice. Small but nice. Just don't have huge expectations and enjoy exibition.
  • A fun outing for an hour or two. Quite a number of nice military displays and a large number of steps outside, particularly to the torpedo room and back. Nice views across to the Kowloon peninsular, especially Devil’s lookout. Easy to get to from the MTR station, and is next to the fish wholesale market.
  • good for indoor running with kid. kids drawing facilities available. the restaurant is equipped with highchair.

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