Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong (must see)

The Hong Kong Museum of History focuses on the development of the city. The permanent exhibit is called The Hong Kong Story, which has more than 4,000 exhibits in eight galleries. It uses prehistoric fossils, ancient pottery and colonial documents to share the story.

The roots of the Hong Kong Museum of History begin with the City Museum and Art Gallery, which was established in 1962. Seven years later, in 1975, the museum was split into two entities: the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The museum occupied two temporary spots before moving to its present location in 1998.

Visitors who wish to see the Hong Kong Museum of History can explore the galleries daily beginning at 10 AM. The museum remains open through 6 PM Mondays and Wednesdays through Thursdays. It is open until 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.

Why You Should Visit:
A multi-level, multimedia tour of Hong Kong through the centuries. Life-sized exhibits, walkthrough areas and lifelike monuments abound.

Tip:
Go on a Wednesday so you can get in for free – but just know there will be lots of school kids. Unless you're a geology fan, breeze through the first sections about geological history and get to the cultural rooms.

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Sight Name: Hong Kong Museum of History
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong (See walking tours in Hong Kong)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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