Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong

4.6
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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  • Well the main HK History section is free, so right away, that's good. Really in-depth histories of the peoples and area/geography of HK. Really great cultural displays where we learned about why my...  more »
  • Centrally located and low cost. A worthwhile visit whilst your in the city. Great historical background on HK and easy to visit enroute to other attractions or whilst shopping.  more »
  • We had a rainy day and visited this museum. The museum has beautiful exhibits and displays about the history of Hong Kong. We spent a lot of time reading everything. Displays are also in English. We.....  more »
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  • I've visited the Hong Kong Museum of history and I really liked this museum! It guided you from Hong Kong's ancient history all the way to modern times. Great place to visit to learn about Hong Kong's culture and history. The exhibits are thorough and well arranged, and you could easily spend hours here. And special thing is that It's free!
  • Love visiting the free 'Hong Kong Story' exhibit. There's 3 floors. I would highly recommend. It goes from the geographical forming of the country, to the cave men times through to the emperor rulings and the different types of Chinese clans who settled in Hong Kong, to the Opium war and Japanese occupation to current day Hong Kong.
  • Took like 4 hrs to get through this free history that covers the entire period from the formation of the earth until about 2000. It left me curious to fill in more details. The descriptions were very well done and the artifacts were cool and the videos were good. It wasn’t crowded and it was a comfortable temperature.
  • Love it. To know how and when Hong Kong is a well known place in the world. Good setting, story detail. I can spend whole day there. One of the best things to visit while you are in Hong Kong.
  • This is a place worth your visit!!! It relate the whole story of Hongkong and there people. You will learn how Japan, China and England created that amazing country. Moreover the entrance fees are free on Wednesday, which is a great way to explore the museum. Believe me your eyes will surely be delighted.
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