Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong

4.6
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. Use our Hong Kong attractions website to visit Hong Kong Museum of History on your trip to Hong Kong, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Definitely visit when in Hong Kong. Lots of variety, well organized, and free. Everything is in English, and great for all ages.  more »
  • Really easy to spend 2 hours here getting the essential history of Hong Kong from the development of the land 400 million years ago to the Opium Wars and handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997 - every...  more »
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  • Great museum, my friend told me it was free to visit and we were expecting the museum to be mediocre at best. But we were so surprised at the amount of detail and interactiveness this museum offers. There's many exhibits that you can enter and even touch. We were also pleasantly surprised at how big this museum is. It took a good 2 hours to cover everything in a semi leisurely pace. If you're the type to read every thing I'd recommend at least 4 hours as there's a lot to read and learn about!
  • The best museum I have ever visited. The free tour guide (docent) was a pleasant bonus which by coincidence happened to meet and walked the museum for 1.5 hours pointing out minor details in every exhibit that I would never have found by myself. Check the docent tour guide times before visiting, guides available in 3 languages English, Cantonese and mandarin starting at various times of the day. Also there are interesting video exhibits also in those 3 languages with convenient countdown start timers. Plenty of large exhibits, trees, trams boats some of which are walkable into, immersing into the historical environment. As a British born expat with HK and Chinese parents (BBC) the relevancy of the museum is exactly my needs. Thought provoking, full of information and a joy to visit. Could spend another whole day there just perusing at my own leisure.
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