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.
  • Pretty amazing museum with a very thorough history! Open to all public free of charge the whole week. Would highly recommend! You can easily spend 1.5-2hrs going through everything
  • If you want to know Hong Kong history what better place to go other than the history museum itself. There’s a free portion and a paid portion. We elected for the free portion and I loved every bit of it. I could not come to Hong Kong and not know their history.
  • Very good museum. It is free if you just want to look the Hong Kong History, but need to buy ticket if you want to looking the special exhibition. And don’t forget to write your wish and hang it in wish tree
  • The museum is interactive the beginning section was a bit boring but once you go to the modern day section it's very cool. The only problem for us was that there's no transition signs between each section so we were pretty confuse as to where we were suppose to go to next. It's organized by time line so if you have no brief history of Hong Kong history like us then you will be confuse too.
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