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Hong Kong Museum of History

2 Hours

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Opening hours

  • Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
The Hong Kong Museum of History (Chinese: 香港歷史博物館; pinyin: Xiānggǎng Lìshǐ Bówùguǎn; Jyutping: Hoeng1 Gong2 Lik6 Si2 Bok3 Mat6 Gun2) is a museum which preserves Hong Kong's historical and cultural heritage. It is located next to the Hong Kong Science Museum, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The collections of the museum encompass natural history, archaeology, ethnography and local history.
  • Nick Morris

    3 days ago

    This might be the best museum I've ever been to, I thoroughly enjoyed the free history of Hong Kong exhibition. I actually didn't get through it all on my first visit and came back the next day to finish it off. It's got all the things you want to see in a museum from in-depth information to models and displays including life size buildings and street replicas you could walk in and explore. Thoroughly recommended if you're into history and museums.

  • Crissy B

    13 days ago

    This museum is massive and very informative and vibrant. The weekends can bring big crowds but it's still not too bad. If you're a history nerd you may want to come during the week so that you can fully enjoy the time and take it all in.

  • Peter Westergaard

    2 days ago

    One of the best local-history museums I've ever been to. Went on a whim and found a multi-floor museum which spans prehistoric settlement, indigenous people, and modern history up to the last few decades. Very good English signage. Learned a great deal.

  • Dave Beyer

    3 months ago

    We almost bought tickets to the paid exhibit, but the kind security guard in the front told we should tour the free Hong Kong exhibit first. So happy we took his advice! While the exhibit starts out slowly, detailing rock formations and fossils found in Hong Kong's prehistoric times, it operates on a distinct timeline that tells the complete history of Hong Kong up until today. There are many interactive exhibits, such as a full size replica of a junk boat that you can climb on, and entire stores and and buildings are recreated . There are also a few theaters that play videos that are both interesting and informative, giving meaning to the exhibits. It took a few hours to go through, so it is great for a rainy day. I highly recommend that everyone visit this museum, as knowing the background story of the things that make up this great city will surely enrich your entire Hong Kong experience.

  • Ariel Mak

    a month ago

    Really must try their cafe, though it's bordering on the expensive side, but worth every dollar spent. The normal exhibits are generally about Hong Kong history (as the name states, at least they advertised correctly) spanning from the opium war to modern Hong Kong. There is a continuous rotation of special exhibits that are worth checking out if you're into history. Although there are yearly passes, and history nuts may be tempted to buy it, note that the pass only allows you into the normal exhibits. If you want to visit for free, aim for Wednesday. Otherwise, the entry is actually quite cheap.