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Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • We spent and afternoon at the Museum and it was well spent. The layout was good and the exhibits were clearly explained. I learnt a lot about Hong Kong's history. 
  • Learn the history of the Hong Kong S.A.R. was just good Museum. That invasion was due to British colonial life, cityscape, Japan military materials and products have been exhibited many, so I made.
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  • Lovely museum - they have built a story around the HK history - starting from the pre-historic time - to as recent as Britain handing over HK to China - everything in terms of culture gets covered - f...  read more »
  • Great Museum! I found it similar to the City of London Museum (in terms of structure) - it felt like walking through History. It took me 6 hours to get through it, it was super-interesting, well designed and organised. The prehistoric section could use a rework, though. I missed some guidance on the timeline and some more detail. Same goes for The Dynasties section. I felt like the it is taken for granted that the visitors know their Chinese history. Some more guidance would be beneficial for the ignorant westerner, like myself. :) If you're limited on time, I would start in SECTION 4, from the folk culture. Anything before can be skipped. The last section felt a bit propagandistic and a bit kitschy, but by that time, I was impressed enough to look past it.
  • Fabulous day at this fantastic museum. It is set out in a most interesting manner, offering a logical flow while at the same time letting you wander through several departments. I could have spent a couple of days here.
  • For a whistle-stop overview of the territory’s archaeology, ethnography, and natural and local history, this museum is well worth a visit, not only to learn more about the subject but also to understand how Hong Kong presents its stories to the world. ‘The Hong Kong Story’ takes visitors on a fascinating walk through the territory’s past via eight galleries, starting with the natural environment and prehistoric Hong Kong – about 6000 years ago, give or take a lunar year – and ending with the territory’s return to China in 1997.
  • Really Interesting Museum, covering HK history from geological formation to modern days. A must visit if you are in HK.
  • This is a must see if you like museums (and maybe if you don't like museums too). I enjoyed the exhibit on postwar pop culture in Hong Kong in the 1960s and 70s.
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