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Hong Kong Museum of History

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Tsim Sha Tsui
As featured in 3 Days in Hong Kong and 6 other guides
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Address: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong history made interesting

One can easily spend two hours here. It is a free museum, with a quirky Hong Kong style old cafe. This museum takes you through the ages of Hong Kong. We opted to pay HK$10 for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One can easily spend two hours here. It is a free museum, with a quirky Hong Kong style old cafe. This museum takes you through the ages of Hong Kong. We opted to pay HK$10 for the audio commentary which was helpful. Good for children and adults.

Thank DianaJHK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love learning about history of new places. The museum is very easy to walk through, and covers the history of the region from several view-points - starting with geological history and on to the history of human immigration to this area, through to modern history. I found the exhibition and presentations very enlightening and educating.

Thank Shuki B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great museum covering millions of years of history--seriously. The museum is divided into 8 sections--each very different. The first section covers the geological and climate changes in this region with a short movie in English (every third time). The fourth section describes the different people that settled HK, their rituals and their lifestyles. The fifth section (which... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I just passed by and got curious. This museum exhibits the history of this amazing city from the ancient times up until now. Really interesting was the architecture displayed of old houses, the way people lived back in the days. A beautiful way to show costumes, traditions and more. A time travel!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We can only recommend going to the HK Museum of History during your first days in HK. It gives a detailed introduction to the development of HK and Kowloon from 400m years b.c. until today. Lots of drawings and pictures plus short texts on screens. And - the entry is free!

Thank Per H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a museum that the kids in HK should visit for them to learn the history of their home town. But, it is also good for the visitors to take a look of the history of HK at the very low cost.

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a museum fan, I have reservations about this museum but now I highly recommend a visit of around 2h. More if you enjoy museum like me. The exhibition was very well presented and arranged chronologically divided into 8 galleries. The first gallery 'The Natural Environment' was more about natural history but nevertheless a good start to show the formation... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So. I am a massive history freak and I visit a history museum in pretty much every country I go. I can’t get enough.. Even if I already know what I’m reading about, I’ll happily learn it again and again and again. I like the way different countries write about the same things so differently. You might not understand but... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love history and after seeing other reviews thought this was definitely worth a visit . We were there at least 3 hours and could have spent much longer. Really displayed well and in a logical order. Only thing is I wish I had taken the advise of others and spent a lot less time on the downstairs exhibits as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This easily accessible museum is an excellent introduction to the history of Hong Kong. The floor plan and exhibits are arranged logically, and overall the museum provides insights to those of us unfamiliar with the history of the region.

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Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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