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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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  • 香港海防博物館位於筲箕灣,可居高臨下俯瞰整個維多利亞港,是軍事要塞,因此英國治港時期,在這裡建立海防基地,一些迫擊砲都設於此。這裡除了可了解香港海防歷史,增加對香港的了解,也可俯瞰港灣,景緻不錯。 
  • Had a pleasant trip here, bit of a way out but worth it. Lots of history of Hong Kong under British and Chinese rule which was well presented in a lovely building. Interesting section on World War 2 a...  more »
  • We found this museum by accident, and were not disappointed. It is very well set out. Entrance is free, there is a lift that takes you to the top of the hill, where there are several exhibition rooms....  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.