Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong

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Through exhibits of natural history, archeology, ethnology, and local history, Hong Kong Museum of History presents the historical and cultural heritage of this island. Established in 1975, the museum includes collections that date back to 1962, when the former city museum was founded. Eight permanent galleries tell Hong Kong's story, covering 400 million years of history through graphics, dioramas, text, and special audio and lighting effects. You'll embark on a journey through time, from Prehistoric Hong Kong to the modern metropolis. Exhibits focus on the dynasties, folk culture, opium wars, early days of the city, Japanese occupation, and return to China. Temporary exhibits related to the museum's theme change periodically. For Hong Kong Museum of History and beyond, use our Hong Kong travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Hong Kong vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    An interesting big museum . Free entry . Easy to get there by bus no 5 and 28 . Tells you everything about Hong Kong . Starts from the very beginning, the ancient ages till the modern Hong Kong. Geolo...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I make it a point that whenever i visit a place/country, i see to it that i visit at least one of their museums. Luckily, when i visited the Science Museum,just accross is the History Museum. I didnt ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Very good visiting exhibition until October. Qing emperors birthday celebration with some great artifacts on loan from Beijing. Well worth your time and entrance fee.  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    One of the best history museums I have been to in my life. Fascinating. Also one of the few in the world where drugs cannot be scrubbed from. The coverage of the Opium Wars is great. Budget extra time here, you'll want it, each exhibit is really well done.
  • July 5, 2017
    It has two floors full of detailed history. So many things to see and it would help you better understand why Hong Kong is as it is today. My partner and I loved it!
  • June 1, 2017
    Pretty exhaustive but relies a little too much on words not enough explanatory graphics. Very impressive spaces- bit surprised to see that many objects are replicas. Gives a good idea of cultural context but the sensitive topic of relationship with Guangdong Region is skirted around quite a bit. highlight was the folk section hall
  • June 9, 2017
    First thank you for making it Free! Its like traveling in old time and felt like im in real old Hong Kong. There are some short film shows. Cool right temperature. Audio head set available for rental. You may take photo but not for commercial use. Video taking not allowed. After our sunny walk from Kowloon Park, we felt refresh and comfortable here.
  • April 24, 2017
    One of my favourite diorama museums, each installation is meticulous and so well thought out. This time there was a toy exhibit and the play area was filled with toys and kids happily playing. Except at the hot wheels station where a stern docent stood watch batting kids away from taking down new play structures with no explanation. My kid was thoroughly disappointed considering he loves playing with car toys.

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