What greeted us when we entered were the areas called “The Natural Environment” followed by “Prehistoric Hong Kong“which deals with the formation of the land mass of Hong Kong.
Next area was called “The Dynasties“.
The next area, “Folk Culture in Hong Kong” is bright and colorful.There’s even a big sampan boat at the start.
The next area dealt with “The Opium Wars and the Cessation to Hong Kong“.
We then moved on to the “Birth and Early Growth of the City”
The last two areas dealt with the “Japanese Occupation” and Modern Hong Kong. The exhibits ends with the Handover of Hong Kong back to China. You can see replicas of barbershops, movie houses, general stores and even a stall renting our small comics.
There are also exhibits with products that were made in Hong Kong in yesteryears from toys to cameras.
We also got a ticket to the special exhibit for HK$5 (Php30) titled “The Flavours of Everyday Life in China”
It took us almost 3 hours to finish the trip throughout the museum. It was a day of learning and discovery, a worthwhile break for kids and adults to enjoy. We followed this up with a visit to our initial target, the Hong Kong Science Museum. In case you skipped reading my warning earlier – avoid the museums on Wednesdays, the free admission is not worth the large crowds.
Hong Kong Museum of History100 Chatham Road South,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,
Hong Kong (next to the Hong Kong Science Museum)
HK$10 – Standard
HK$7 = Groups of 20
10 am to 6pm M, W-S
10 am to 7pm on Sundays
Closed on Tuesdays