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Hong Kong Museum of History

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Tsim Sha Tsui
As featured in 3 Days in Hong Kong and 6 other guides
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Address: 100 Chatham Rd S, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Very informative great way to kill a few hours and it's free

Took my 7 year old son, While the girls where at a day spa. Him and I loved it. He was able to read the information and was totally engaged with the way everything was displayed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my 7 year old son, While the girls where at a day spa. Him and I loved it. He was able to read the information and was totally engaged with the way everything was displayed. We only had a few hours to kill but will be back next time where in HK.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the museum last week on a busy bank holiday. The toy exhibition was on which meant lots of familes. Still it was a great day out. Recommended.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've visited there during the "Legends of Toy" and it's great time for our child. 10 minutes walk from the closet MTR.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to a few history museums around the world and this is one of the best. Free entry and a huge layout. We slowly strolled through each exhibit - from the land formation all the way to HK being given back to the Chinese. This took 3 hours. At a fast pace or just selecting certain exhibits you could... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely museum situated next to the science museum. The displays were lovely and immersive so you get a lovely idea of what old HK was like. They had a toy exhibition whilst we visited which was $30, a blast from the past remembering old toys from childhood.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well laid out & good for rainy day. On free days lots of kids but good vibe. Science museum right next door do both. Quick & Easy!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great museum! There was a lot to see and learn about. It covered Hong Kong's history from prehistoric times to the handover. A very broad set of artefacts on display as well as recreations of shops, temples, parades etc. We spent over two hours there and you could be there for longer. It's closed on Tuesday. We hired... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During our Hong Kong trip, it unfortunately rained all the time. The Hong Kong Museum of History was a perfect way to spend one rainy afternoon. Lots of exhibits about the history of Hong Kong, from prehistoric all the way to recent history with British colonization and return back to China. The exhibits were interactive and lively - with re-created... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love museums - have visted them with our two boys (now 8 and 3) all over the world but this museum was a bit boring if I am honest. The only bonus was that it's next to the Science Museum and not far from Kowloon Park/TST so we didn't feel like the journey was completely wasted. Worth a visit... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Uncrowded introduction to natural history, pre-history and modern history of HK that we found very useful, especially why British seized HK island, why the Royal Navy smashed Chinese attempts to stop British drug running, and how the handover developed over many years. I'd expected more invective against British, but explanation more effective I felt. How would we like the Isle... More 

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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 contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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