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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A good way to introduce to HK young generations and foreigners of the old history of Hong Kong. We took our 7 years old child and spent 2 hours looking at the ground floor of old photos and videos...
A good way to introduce to HK young generations and foreigners of the old history of Hong Kong. We took our 7 years old child and spent 2 hours looking at the ground floor of old photos and videos... more »
I went two times. The first time I spend 7h inside the museum and I didn’t read all the the documents! We’re entering on the down of earth and leave in the after recession of Hong Kong. You must take.... more
I went two times. The first time I spend 7h inside the museum and I didn’t read all the the documents! We’re entering on the down of earth and leave in the after recession of Hong Kong. You must take.... more »
Great for a wet day or to beat the heat on warmer day, Hong Kong's history museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours and take in the history of this region. You'll see Hong Kong from the ancient past, through colonial days and at the time of the hand over. About HK$10, or you can buy a multi museum pass and I believe they also have a weekly free entry day as well. For history buffs and fans of museums this is a good place to visit.
A must see for anyone visiting Hong Kong, might help understand the troubled history of the place.
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