The Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum of History (CN: 香港歷史博物館) is a must-visit for history fans and those who truly want to gain a deeper insight into the region. Located next to the Hong Kong Science Museum in Tsim Sha Shui East it offers permanent exhibition and regular special exhibitions. The permanent exhibition is The Hong Kong Story which comprises eight galleries containing over 4,000 exhibits. There is also a museum shop and cafe here.

The museum is open from Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 10am – 6pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am – 7pm Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve: 10am – 5pm. Admission is free.

Nearby

  • Hong Kong Science Museum (香港科學館)
  • East Ocean Centre (東海商業中心) and Harbour Crystal Centre (港晶中心商場) – shops and eateries
  • Rosary Church (九龍玫瑰堂)
  • Hong Kong Observatory (香港天文台)

Hotel pick near the Hong Kong Museum

Park Hotel Hong Kong – The four-star Park Hotel is only a short walk from MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station and major shopping malls. It features a restaurant, gym, bar, rooms with cable TV and internet access. It is 5 mins walk to the museum.

Wikipedia Says

History

The museum was established by the Urban Council in July 1975 when the City Museum and Art Gallery was split into the Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Museum of Art; some of the Museum of History’s collections were on display at the City Museum and Art Gallery’s original 1962 location at the City Hall.

From 1975 to 1983, the Hong Kong Museum of History was housed in a 700 m2 rented space within Star House. In 1983, the Museum was moved to a temporary location (which now houses Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre) in Kowloon Park. It was moved to its present premises near Hong Kong Science Museum on Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui in 1998. It is currently managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong Government.

The Hong Kong Story

The Hong Kong Story permanent exhibition is a showcase of the history and development of Hong Kong. Occupying an area of 7,000 m2, The Hong Kong Story comprises 8 galleries located on two floors. Through the display of over 4,000 exhibits with the use of 750 graphic panels, a number of dioramas and multi-media programmes, and enhanced with special audio-visual and lighting effects, The Hong Kong Story outlines the natural environment, folk culture, and historical development of Hong Kong. The exhibition, starts from the Devonian period 400 million years ago and concludes with the Handover of Hong Kong in 1997.

Branch museums

The museum runs five branch museums: Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence at Shau Kei Wan, Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum at Sham Shui Po, and Law Uk Folk Museum at Chai Wan, Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery inside the Quarry Bay Park and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum at Mid-levels in Central.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Website: www.lcsd.gov.hk
  • EN Address: 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
  • Getting There: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit B2. Walk along Cameron Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for approximately 20 minutes.
    MTR Jordan Station Exit D. Walk along Austin Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for approximately 20 minutes.
    MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P2. Walk along the Chatham Road South for 10 minutes.

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