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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. 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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  • A must see place to visit to discover the military history of Hong Kong, housed in the 100 year old Lei Mun Fort constructed by the British it overlooks the sea and covers 600 years of Hong Kong coast...  more »
  • For anyone wanting to learn more about the history of Hong Kong, especially in relation to its maritime links, you should try to visit this excellent museum. Housed in the military structure which has...  more »
  • I was there for family visit. My uncle and fams lived near the museum area. Only 1 stop from Heng Fa Chuen apartment. There are no fee to enter the museum. All display well maintained and well preserv...  more »
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  • The route and the displays are well designed and placed. One can learn a lot about coastal defense history of Guangdong province and Hong Kong tracing back to Ming dynasty. On the outdoor platforms one can have a nice view of the chokepoint of the Victoria Bay.
  • You can learn a lot about how Hong Kong defend their land. If you like photographing, I recommend you to go there. Besides, there are a great view at the top of the hill, which gives me relaxing feel!
  • If you are a military history enthusiast or your child likes machines, go. For the visual mind into social history, it's just OK. The exhibition in the redoubt is nevertheless an interesting account of Hong Kong's history.
  • Great location. There's more to see than the name would have you believed. They tried to make the place a bit interactive but kids will especially love the guns, cannons on display. Need to be ok with walking steep slopes to really dig into
  • My kids loved this place. A good history lesson for them regarding Hong Kong, the Opium War and Nanjing treaty.