Amongst the key local attractions, the Hong Kong Museum of History is worth a visit and provides key insights into this destination and its rich heritage.
This site is in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon next to the Hong Kong Science Museum; within a 5-minute walk from Park Hotel Hong Kong, the museum is open free to the public (except for certain special exhibitions) and can be accessed by foot from the Tsim Sha Tsui, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom or Jordan MTR stations.
What to Expect
Those visiting from a nearby Kowloon hotel in Hong Kong have much to look forward to; the museum’s vast collection that encompasses more than 140,000 items includes cultural objects linked with Hong Kong’s and Southern China’s history. While the permanent exhibition is undergoing a revamp, some of its key elements are on display.
Local & Natural History
The section of the museum showcasing local history depicts how Hong Kong has developed over the ages and includes historical books, photographs and documents; it has fascinating currency and furniture collections too. Natural history is also focused on here with exhibits of shells, minerals and rocks as well as various animal specimens.
At the Hong Kong Museum of History, one can learn about local ethnic cultures and view everything from junk models and farming implements to traditional costumes of ethnic groups. In its extensive collection, it also has exhibits on military history and coastal defence, not forgetting items related to influential Chinese statesman, Dr Sun Yat-sen.