Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History information

Hong Kong , China
100 Chatham Rd South
Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2724 9042
Getting there
Metro: Tsim Sha Tsui, exit B2
More information
adult/concession HK$10/5, Wed free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon & Wed-Sat, to 7pm Sun
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For a whistle-stop overview of the territory’s archaeology, ethnography, and natural and local history, this museum is well worth a visit, not only to learn more about the subject but also to understand how Hong Kong presents its stories to the world. ‘The Hong Kong Story’ takes visitors on a fascinating walk through the territory’s past via eight galleries, starting with the natural environment and prehistoric Hong Kong – about 6000 years ago, give or take a lunar year – and ending with the territory’s return to China in 1997.

You’ll encounter replicas of village dwellings; traditional Chinese costumes and beds; a re-creation of an entire arcaded street in Central from 1881, including an old Chinese medicine shop; a tram from 1913; and film footage of WWII, including recent interviews with Chinese and foreigners taken prisoner by the Japanese.

Free guided tours of the museum are available in English at 11am.