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Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong

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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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  • October 2022. Under renovation/refurbishment - they now only have a small number of items of their collection on display. Previously there were 2 floors of items on display which took 1 or 2 hours to....  more
    October 2022. Under renovation/refurbishment - they now only have a small number of items of their collection on display. Previously there were 2 floors of items on display which took 1 or 2 hours to....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The museum is currently in renovation, which only provides a temporary exhibition of the “Hong Kong Story”. The exhibition contains a small areas of each period of the history of Hong Kong, from ancient time to after sovereign handover. The part of colonial history, Japanese occupation and the 60-70’s are pretty informative, with some of the “rebuilt” shops and houses to demonstrate that period of time.
  • I came when the museum is under renovation but still enjoyed my visit. My recommendation would be to drag your parents or grand parents so you can hear their stories growing up and enjoy your personal guided tour.

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