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Hong Kong Museum of History



Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum of History is an awe-inspiring museum. It takes you on a journey through time, covering everything from archeology, anthropology, architecture, sociology, and popular culture to animal and plant life.

The museum starts at the very beginning of Hong Kong's history when Hakka settlers from China came to Hong Kong on their Junk boats. As you walk through the museum, there are various movie rooms, displays and recreations of old pawn shops and post offices, which were typical in the colonial days.

The museum was established in July 1975 and moved to its present premises on Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui in 1998. It is a comprehensive state-of-the-art museum designed by the P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd., based on the architectural concept of Mr. E. Verner Johnson.

The new Museum and the neighboring Science Museum together form a museum complex of a harmonious appearance and color scheme. Apart from the main museum at Chatham Road South, the Hong Kong Museum of History runs five branch museums, namely

  1. the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence at Shau Kei Wan
  2. the Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum at Sham Shui Po
  3. the Law Uk Folk Museum at Chai Wan
  4. the Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery inside the Quarry Bay Park
  5. the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum

Admission Fees:

  • Standard Ticket: HK$10
  • Concession (for people with disabilities, full-time students and senior citizens aged 60 or above): HK$5
  • Group (20 persons or above): HK$7
  • Free admission on Wednesday (except for some Special Exhibitions)

Opening Hours:

  • Monday & Wednesday to Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday and public holiday: 10 am - 7 pm
  • Closed at 5 pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve
  • Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and on the first two days of the Chinese New Year

Telephone: 852-27249042

Address: 100 Chatham Road South

How to get to the Hong Kong Museum of History:

  • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station B2 Exit
  • MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station P2 Exit
  • MTR Hung Hom Station D1 Exit

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