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Hong Kong Museum of History

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100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum to learn the vast history of Hong Kong. We visited on a rainy day and spent a good 4+ hours in the museum. It is very well done, great displays and I believe on Wednesdays it is even free. A must see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the Hong Kong Museum of History one of our fist stops in HK. Great history lesson. Big multi floor museum with video shows. Worth two or three hours to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rogmdallastx
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has gaps in history but covers the main colonial history fair enough. And is currently free!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting exhibit. I am a history buff so was surprised to be in a museum where my wife took longer than I. The displays are well done and the explanations in English interesting. the varying ethnic costumes and customs a highlight

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In contrast to the Science Museum, the Museum of History is free, and in my opinion, not as good for younger children. The exhibitions contained within are very interesting, particularly if you’re a history buff, with displays detailing all sorts of things from ancient Chinese...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy happy story you would enjoy this museum. It goes right through from prehistoric times. I enjoyed the history of how the different people who populate Hong Kong arrived and their culture. I was with an 8 year old and 12 year old...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is a fantastic place to start to learn the history of Hong Kong. Plenty of rooms with different themes and eras. The Museum has been very cleverly mapped out to make it an immersive time line from pre-dinosaurs to the current time. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fasinated by this museum , so much so we went back twice. Special exhibition of Chinses Gilt wood carvings was extordinairy

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sid L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure if admission is always free or only on the day we went (close to Lunar New Year). They have done a great job shepherding you through the history of Hong Kong from the geology changes to the terrain to the turbulent cultural...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DvilleBrian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is really nice and cost nothing to see. We were really lucky to catch the special exhibit (ending in a couple days after the day of our visit) on guilded art called Guilded Glory. It was a real highlight of our trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
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mishmisha h
25 March 2018|
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Response from Niconhistravels | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Kowloon at the Hotel Icon, probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in. If you stay in Kowloon near the Harbour or a Metro stop its pretty convenient for everywhere.
15 January 2018|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
The museum have guided tours during the day that are free. We did one and it was very informative and better than reading the captions on the displays. You can get the details from their website.
Miang M
19 December 2017|
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Response from HKeater | Reviewed this property |
It's confusing a lot of people. The renovation is still at the planning stage. The museum is business as usual. It still closes Tuesdays though.