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Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum of History is located in Tsim Sha Tsui area next to the Science Museum. It presents the whole history of Hong Kong and its geology from pre-historic times to the modern time. The museum has 8 main halls that compose a permanent exhibition called the .Hong Kong Story, and a temporary hall for special exhibition without regular schedule.


Why the Hong Kong Museum of History is special


Hong Kong Museum of History is regarded as a treasure hall of Hong Kong's history and prehistory. There displays 2,800 rock and mineral specimens from the territory and over 750 specimens of shells, Thousands of other local artifacts, and a number of videos showing on various topics of the important days and big event in Hong Kong history.


Hong Kong Museum of History Highlights


Permanent exhibition


The museum has eight permanent exhibition halls which house a theme exhibition called "Hong Kong Story". There you could get to know the whole history of Hong Kong and some of the history of China main land. The 8 halls are respectively called: The Natural Environment, Prehistoric Hong Kong, The Dynasties: From the Han to the Qing, Folk Culture in Hong Kong, the Opium Wars and the Cession of Hong Kong, Birth and Early Growth of the City, The Japanese Occupation, and Modern Metropolis and the Return to China.


Special exhibitions


The museum holds several temporary special exhibitions irregularly. For example, you may have a chance to see an exhibition themed on British colonial era, the conquest by the Japanese, and the history of Hong Kong since WWII. There will be interesting "real-life" display of Hong Kong at various times, including the British Colonial era and the Japanese invasion.


Hong Kong Museum of History Travel tips:


The museum opens on Mondays, and Wednesday to from 10 am to 6 pm, and closes on Tuesday. On Sundays and public holidays it opens from 10 am to 7 pm. The museum is in walking distance of the Tsim Sha Tsui. The Star Ferry Terminal is about 2 kilometers away. A quick tour may take only 45 minutes but if you want to watch videos or study each hall carefully it takes much longer.

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