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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 yesterday

A great way to start a trip to Hong Kong by learning a bit about its history. Free admission and a very well organized chronology. Took us about two hours so well worth the visit

Thank Cosmo D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely marvelous. Free admission, and not crowded (on the day of our visit, which was a Sunday). The exhibits show the history of Hong Kong, from prehistoric to post-handover. Very informative and nicely done. For those historic buffs, the Opium War and the Japanese Occupation...More

Thank nuboy
Reviewed 5 days ago

so we got caught up in typhoon rain, this was a good place to spend an afternoon, its insightful best of all it was free.

Thank Cheryl100761
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So good that we went back to "complete " our visit despite only having 3 days to see the sights. Informative, well laid out and presented in a way to satisfy the needs of both young and old.

Thank robert j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I went to the museum on our 3 day stay in HK. It was a bit of a walk from our hotel but we found it eventually. We were not disappointed! The museum is really interesting and takes you from prehistoric times...More

Thank Slie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is nicely organized into 6 sections from the start to current time of Hong Kong development. You can take photos which is nice.

1  Thank jumpingjewels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed that it rained on one day of my visit, I decided to go indoors and check out the Hong Kong Museum of History. What a pleasant surprise! The museum was easy to access via the subway system, and the main museum was free to...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum, so well laid out with a complete history from the beginning until the present. Such interesting exhibits, beautiful installations, easy to understand videos and written explanations. Completely recommend this. Leave yourself at least two hours to see it. Very clean restrooms also!

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was most impressed by this Museum, especially the section from the Opium Wars onwards. The display of Old HK was most excellent and lots for kids as well as adults to enjoy. I spent about three hours there and had a nice coffee and...More

Thank HamishUrquhart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History of Hong Kong from prehistoric times up to the present. Well presented with excellent English captions. We spent a couple of hours and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Would be a good place to take children.

Thank Mawson W
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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We are planning to visit later this month and will be coming from the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel. 1) Is there currently a fee to enter the permanent exhibitions? 2) Can you recommend a way using the ferry? Thanks!
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
Hello, is the entire permanent exhibition under renovation now?
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.
What's the easiest way to get to the museum from the airport? Tks!
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. :)