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Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
(852) 2569-1500
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Closed on Thursdays

Please be aware this museum is closed on Thursdays which as Murphy's Law would have it is the day... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sunshine Coast, Australia
via mobile
Worth Visiting for Hong Kong military history

A must see place to visit to discover the military history of Hong Kong, housed in the 100 year old... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Hampshire, UK
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175 Tung Hei Rd, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, China
(852) 2569-1500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please be aware this museum is closed on Thursdays which as Murphy's Law would have it is the day we chose to visit. Unlike me, you should check the museum website for details BEFORE traveling to this museum. As I didn't see anything other than...More

1  Thank jandtn
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A must see place to visit to discover the military history of Hong Kong, housed in the 100 year old Lei Mun Fort constructed by the British it overlooks the sea and covers 600 years of Hong Kong coastal defense. History covered at the museum...More

1  Thank KMKHampshire_UK
Reviewed 31 May 2017

For anyone wanting to learn more about the history of Hong Kong, especially in relation to its maritime links, you should try to visit this excellent museum. Housed in the military structure which has been superbly modified and added to, the museum gives a chronological...More

Thank graeme54-11
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I was there for family visit. My uncle and fams lived near the museum area. Only 1 stop from Heng Fa Chuen apartment. There are no fee to enter the museum. All display well maintained and well preserved. There were also mini studio that will...More

Thank Natalia H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Museum is broken up into separate components that focus on distinct areas of history . My wife and I enjoyed a slow self paced stroll through the exhibits. Leave yourself 2 hours to walk through and read the stories.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to go solo. Great walks around the complex and a lovely clean free exhibition. A bit of an awkward walk from the town centre but worth it. Views were really fab, nice place to take a picnic although there is...More

Thank monzywoo
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Built on Lei Yue Mun Fort, the museum has an interesting collection of military memorabilia spanning 600 years of Hong Kong's military history. This includes tanks, armoured vehicles and canons/guns. We enjoyed the walk along the historical trail with military barracks, underground battery storage spaces,...More

Thank 10John
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a hidden gem of a place to visit. Well outside the traditional tourist trappings of nearby Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, just a few more stops along the MTR Island Line and you get off at Shau Kei Wan, exit B2 and...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is an easy walk from the Shau Kei Wan station. There is excellent signage. Free admission. The exhibits are well done and very organized. Great views.

Thank Billiken82
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This little nugget was found by a visitor I had. First of all the museum was FREE. It was well laid out. A lot of money has gone into preserving the buildings but showing them off in a modern way. It gave a good overview...More

Thank DianaJHK
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Natalia H
15 April 2017|
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Response from 602Tony | Reviewed this property |
The Museum has free entry. Consult the Museum if you require a special tour; there are guides to give casual assistance if required. The Museum is well worth the visit.