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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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A really interesting place

I really enjoyed my visit, it is a very accessible museum and the exhibits are really well presented. It appeals to all age groups and is good value for money.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Carmel G
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my visit, it is a very accessible museum and the exhibits are really well presented. It appeals to all age groups and is good value for money.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum with some very nice exhibits...lots of shows also...next to science museum so can do both together

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this museum with my eleven year old daughter on her first visit to Hong Kong. It provided an excellent overview of the history of Hong Kong that was fun and engaging, but also very informative. I would recommend it highly as an excellent introduction to the city.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here with my class of 10-11 year olds, along with 90 others from my school and there were at least another 300 children from other schools there too. (Apparently this is the norm on any given week day in term-time, so consider that before you visit.) However, not even hundreds of noisy kids running around - not ours... More 

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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This attraction is very well laid out offering detailed information on the development of HK from prehistoric times to present day. The layout in galleries follows the different periods of development and the whole experience is extremely well done. Written text is in Catonese and English providing detailed explanations. There are a number of audio visual presentations offered in different... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very engaging. Very focused on real life in old HK - great for visitors and expats alike. Not to miss.

Thank HKExpat_8
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here today. The museum is nicely put together with the interior of each section matching that particular era. There are lots of information in both Chinese and English and one only have to follow the suggested route not to miss anything. Although it was rather busy, it did not feel crowded. Also love the museum... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Both my partner and I truly enjoyed visiting the museum and could have stayed there longer. The opium war and when Japan invaded HK are some of the highlights.

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

What a great free activity, loads to see and could spend hours there. Got a good knowledge and understanding of history. It's also got a lovely gift shop at the end.

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well put together overview of Hong Kong history, from early earth until recent history. Expect to spend about 1,5 hours, when thoroughly reading everything maybe up to 2-3 hours. There was no entrance fee when we visited, Sunday january 1st, not sure if that is the case always.

Thank Sander8011

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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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