Hong Kong Museum of History

Attraction 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China Published on: 01-08-2016

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Museum
Must see
Kids
0.90 - 1.29 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Hong Kong Museum of History is an outstanding exhibition that takes you through a fabulous educational and cultural odyssey from the formation of Hong Kong's natural landscape.

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Why Hong Kong Museum of History is special ?

This large museum occupying a floor area of 17,500 sq m and exhibition area of 7000 sq m was established in 1975 and moved from its original Kowloon Park building to its present location on Chatham Road next to the Science Museum in 1988. The museum aims to preserve and promote the historical and cultural heritage of Hong Kong. The entertaining and educational permanent exhibition “The Hong Kong Story” comprises eight galleries with a display of over 3,700 exhibits, 750 graphic panels, dioramas and multimedia programmes supported by special audio-visual and lighting effects and illustrates the natural environment, folk culture and historical development of Hong Kong through a 400 million year period in an authentic manner. The eight galleries feature;


What to explore at Hong Kong Museum of History?

For a whistle-stop overview of the territory’s archaeology, ethnography, and natural and local history, this museum is well worth a visit, not only to learn more about the subject but also to understand how Hong Kong presents its stories to the world. ‘The Hong Kong Story’ takes visitors on a fascinating walk through the territory’s past via eight galleries, starting with the natural environment and prehistoric Hong Kong – about 6000 years ago, give or take a lunar year – and ending with the territory’s return to China in 1997.

You’ll encounter replicas of village dwellings; traditional Chinese costumes and beds; a re-creation of an entire arcaded street in Central from 1881, including an old Chinese medicine shop; a tram from 1913; and film footage of WWII, including recent interviews with Chinese and foreigners taken prisoner by the Japanese.

Free guided tours of the museum are available in English at 11am.

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How to get to Hong Kong Museum of History?

MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit B2. Walk along Cameron Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for approximately 20 minutes.

MTR Jordan Station Exit D. Walk along Austin Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for approximately 20 minutes.

MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P2. Walk along the Chatham Road South for 10 minutes.

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Selling points

  • “Great for history buffs”
  • "Interesting for the whole family”
  • “Fascinating museum”
  • “Free on Wednesday”
  • “A must to learn Hong Kong History”
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Duration
1.0 day
Estimated
42.74 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
10 places

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100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

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Tips for you

  • Take the Star Ferry to TST or the MTR to TST station and take a short walk to the museum.
    Transportation
  • The staff was very friendly and helpful
    Service
  • Tickets/ Passes sold are not returnable or refundable.
    Rule
  • The Box Office will be closed 30 minutes before the Museum closes.
    Timming
  • Free entrance on every Wednesday
    Timming
  • It's great if you're a visitor looking to learn more about the city.
    Experience
  • Free admission for babies and toddlers aged below 4.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • It's near from science Museum
    Things nearby

Reviews

TripAdvisor View more

Well-presented, spacious and educational, this museum outperforms the others in town. Whereas the art museum and science museum nearby both feel completely stale and outdated, the Museum of History's exhibits have been carefully and thoroughly thought-out. Great for a visit with kids or visitors from out of town to gain quick insight into the region's complex and rich history.

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One of the best museums in HK! Apparently, free admissions during Wednesdays! Otherwise, the ticket price is a very affordable 10 HKD. Either way (whether you pay or not), the experience is worth it!

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This is great value if you like museums..and even if you don't it gives you great insight into the history of Hong Kong. Also great place ona very hot, wet summer day.

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We followed the recommended route through the museum which takes you from the geologic formation of Hong Kong to the prehistoric settlers, this part of the museum was quite hard to take in and relate back to modern Hong Kong.We weregoing toleave butthought wemight as well have aquick lookthrough theto floor. The tour got much more interesting there as it covered more recent times, from Victorian Hong Kong to wsr times to the hand over to China. We didn't want to leave but we're just too tired to continue. Until we hit the museum shop which we spent a long time browsing through everything.The only let down was the cafe which was due be refurbished in the next few days and they practically had nothing left to eat.

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I like to go to cultural sites and art museums when I travel. This museum didn't fit the things that I normally do. I was very pleasantly surprised! I spent much longer time there than I expected and it was very interesting. The history of Hong Kong is laid out in an easy-on-the-mind approach. I probably would not go here if I had only 1 or 2 days, but it's worth seeing.

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