100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Reasons to visit
The best place to know the nature, history and folk customs of Hong Kong
10:00 - 18:00 (Mon. & Wed. to Fri.)
10:00 - 19:00 (Sat, Sun. & Public Holidays)
Closed on Tuesdays
Located in Hong Kong Kowloon Park, Hong Kong Museum of History was founded in 1975. It may be the most interesting museum in Hong Kong. If you are interested in having a trip to Hong Kong's cultural spots, it should be the top No.1 in your list. It displays local artifacts, historical photographs, drawings and maps, and regularly organizes some cultural events and exhibits about the history of Hong Kong or national precious historical relics. The function of the museum is to preserve cultural heritage of Hong Kong through the acquisition, rehabilitation and research collection of artifacts. Next to the Science Museum, they create a museum complex that has a special harmonious visual appeal. The complex is decorated with very attractive and spectacular colors.
What to See in the Museum
Presently, its collection provides more than 90,000 historical items and materials. In the museum visitors will discover the special collection of natural history, unique historical advancements and historic substances, and a wide variety of Hong Kong's archaeological items. It's one of the best historical sources that show types of city and village buildings. Guests have an opportunity to see early papers, a complete set of Hong Kong currencies, documents and a huge collection of historical pictures.
The permanent exhibition of “The Hong Kong Story” may be the most striking exhibition in the museum. It comprises 8 galleries located on two floors. It includes 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, Modern metropolis and the return to China.
How to Get There
You can take the MTR and get to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station. Get out of the station through Exit B2 and go straight. Walk 350 meters along Cameron Road and turn left. Then go a little and use a crosswalk.