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. Use our Hong Kong attractions website to visit Hong Kong Museum of History on your trip to Hong Kong, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We spent almost 5 hours at this museum and were genuinely engaged the whole time. I felt I left with a real understanding of both the history and cultural progression of Hong Kong. The museum is very ...  more »
  • I highly recommend this museum to get a thorough overview of Hong Kong. It's an engaging journey of the region from it's geological formation, primitive beginning, its ancestral roots, finding and red...  more »
  • Nice and also very detailed history of the Hong Kong S.A.R. is explained, are exhibited, admission is free, it's very mysterious place. I thought that the kids enjoyed enough where I could study. Old toilet was too bad, but no other perfect! Please visit again
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  • Five-star, must-visit, Free! Museum everyone need to go there if he visit Hong Kong... seriously! This museum is very good, all exhibition are carefully crafted, very good to a small detail, and lively. We love all the main permanent exhibitions. You can literally spend half a day there without noticing that the time has past. (Hint... skip the first exhibition room if you have short time, highlights are about Hong Kong people history not the prehistoric or geological ones.) More... children can enjoy as well and lot and lots to talk about or learn during the visits with the little ones.
  • Fantastic place for children and adults alike though for most travellers, this destination isn't at the top of the list of things to do in Hong Kong. Admittedly, shopping, eating, Disneyland and Ocean Park should take priority during any visit to Hong Kong but this place is truly amazing for it's a educational and entertainment value. The museum tells the story of natural history of the region and modern history of the inhabitants of the land in the most engrossing way. I was lucky to witness a special exhibit on Central Asian countries along the silk route while I was there. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the island.
  • A must go. Very informative but interesting. I went there 5 to 6 times but still want to go back. It starts from millions of years ago when Hong Kong was under the sea, volcano activities and how the Hong Kong contour formed, then how ancient people lived and then to the dynasties and ended up the current Hong Kong. my parents enjoyed old photos and even cartoon books which they read and was so happy. a lot of historic videos are available the place is suitable for from kids to the seniors
  • Amazing museum free. Lots of history, exhibits culture and artifacts. Took about 2 hours to go through. Definitely recommend a stop by. Leaned a lot and children enjoyed it.
  • This is what all history museums wish they could be... honestly one of the BEST history museums I've ever been to. The huge "Hong Kong Story" exhibit is beautiful and comprehensive. It took me more than 2 hours just to finish that exhibit! I was captivated by the incredible dioramas and artefacts. There's great English signage and tons of videos to watch, as well. If you're in Hong Kong, be sure to come here!
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