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Hong Kong Museum of History

100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Tsim Sha Tsui
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum illustrates and explains the history of the Hong Kong area with impressive displays of local culture and history. The entry was free when we arrived and we would most definitely recommend going here to get some background to your trip to Hong Kong

Thank Niels d
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can spend at least 4 hours in this museum. The museum's exhibits are grouped chronologically from prehistoric times to present, making it easy for you to visit whatever part of history interests you most if you don't want to visit the whole museum. Highlights...More

Thank bethevans2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really entertaining rendition of history. Some amaizing reconstructions of traditional lifestyles of folks who lived in the area

Thank wowmor
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in several museums across Asia. But as of now, I can honestly consider this as one of Asia's best museum. It covers an area of over 7,000 sq m. It records the extensive history of Hong Kong and many people of all...More

Thank Lloyd B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent about 3 hours in this free museum but could easily have spent longer. It is a very comprehensive museum which starts with the beginning of time and goes right through with early village life, colonial times, WW11 and right up to modern days....More

Thank 63Joan51
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good two-hour tour to revisit HK from pre-history to modern day. Good amount of relics and replicas and informative videos do make the tour complete. Walking distance from anywhere in Tsim Sha Tsui, although it is worth a detour for anyone interested in history.

Thank allencao3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a well appointed museum. The way it's being set up, the chronological order the keep, the so explicable way that all the exhibits are presented, helps you learn so much about Hong Kong history from prehistoric age until today. I've learned so many things...More

Thank Venicemania
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is massive and you could easily end up spending up to a good 3 hours there. They've captured the art, culture and history of Hong Kong and its people really beautiful. Its a lovely way to spend an afternoon and get to know...More

Thank Shweta M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manage to catch the exhibition of longevity and virtues: birthday celebration of the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowager. This exhibition was presented due to the celebrating HK returning to China for 20 years. Many valuable items were brought all the way from the forbidden city...More

Thank TaksinCWong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and big museum full of Hong Kong's history. A good pace to start your day exploring Hong Kong. Discover their history and feel like your travelling back in the past.

Thank mcpearllea
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
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21 March 2017|
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Response from kent3919 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Hotel Icon, so we just walked over. Since you're staying near the airport, a cab ride would be around $200 HKD. Uber is available at very competitive rates and most with very clean vehicles and very... More
9 November 2016|
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Response from Anon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The HK Museum of Art opposite the Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is closed. But this is the HK Museum of History and Culture. It was fully open when I visited it ten days ago.
8 August 2016|
Response from yoyo y | Reviewed this property |
You can take the bus (A21) from the airport and get off at the 18th stop (Hong Kong Science Museum) which is just next to Hong Kong Museum of History. :)