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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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  • This is a hidden gem of a place to visit. Well outside the traditional tourist trappings of nearby Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, just a few more stops along the MTR Island Line and you get off...  more »
  • The museum is an easy walk from the Shau Kei Wan station. There is excellent signage. Free admission. The exhibits are well done and very organized. Great views.  more »
  • This little nugget was found by a visitor I had. First of all the museum was FREE. It was well laid out. A lot of money has gone into preserving the buildings but showing them off in a modern way. It ...  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.