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Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong

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History Museum Museum
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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  • My husband & I went to the museum on our 3 day stay in HK. It was a bit of a walk from our hotel but we found it eventually. We were not disappointed! The museum is really interesting and takes you fr...  more »
  • This museum is nicely organized into 6 sections from the start to current time of Hong Kong development. You can take photos which is nice.  more »
  • Disappointed that it rained on one day of my visit, I decided to go indoors and check out the Hong Kong Museum of History. What a pleasant surprise! The museum was easy to access via the subway system...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Really interesting museum on Hong Kong History. Large amount of information to go over. Unique displays on different key points on its history and culture. 3 hours fly by. Closed on Tuesdays !!
  • Brilliant museum providing very kinesthetic experience and opportunity for experiential, hands-on learning. The permanent exhibitions cover geographical/geological and environmental history as well as human history. If you're more of a modern history buff, you'd best focus on the exhibits on the second floor.