The Hong Kong Science Museum is a science museum in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, located next to the Hong Kong Museum of History.
The Hong Kong Science Museum was first conceived by the Urban Council in 1976. The council hired American firm E. Verner Johnson and Associates in 1984 to help plan the museum. Three more design firms were later engaged to work on the exhibits: West Office Design, Toshihiko Sakow Associates, and Levy Design. In 1986, the council hired Hong Kong architecture firm Palmer and Turner to design the museum. It was built by Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Ronrapee Leelawong | Apr 1, 2018
Five-star, must-visit, Free! Museum everyone need to go there if he visit Hong Kong... seriously! This museum is very good, all exhibition are carefully crafted, very good to a small detail, and lively. We love all the main permanent exhibitions. You can literally spend half a day there without noticing that the time has past. (Hint... skip the first exhibition room if you have short time, highlights are about Hong Kong people history not the prehistoric or geological ones.) More... children can enjoy as well and lot and lots to talk about or learn during the visits with the little ones.
Akshay Jog | Mar 11, 2018
Fantastic place for children and adults alike though for most travellers, this destination isn't at the top of the list of things to do in Hong Kong. Admittedly, shopping, eating, Disneyland and Ocean Park should take priority during any visit to Hong Kong but this place is truly amazing for it's a educational and entertainment value. The museum tells the story of natural history of the region and modern history of the inhabitants of the land in the most engrossing way. I was lucky to witness a special exhibit on Central Asian countries along the silk route while I was there. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the island.
Stephanie Shum | Jan 22, 2018
A must go. Very informative but interesting. I went there 5 to 6 times but still want to go back. It starts from millions of years ago when Hong Kong was under the sea, volcano activities and how the Hong Kong contour formed, then how ancient people lived and then to the dynasties and ended up the current Hong Kong. my parents enjoyed old photos and even cartoon books which they read and was so happy. a lot of historic videos are available the place is suitable for from kids to the seniors
Tiff K | Apr 12, 2018
Amazing museum free. Lots of history, exhibits culture and artifacts. Took about 2 hours to go through. Definitely recommend a stop by. Leaned a lot and children enjoyed it.
Lauren Thornberg | Feb 9, 2018
This is what all history museums wish they could be... honestly one of the BEST history museums I've ever been to. The huge "Hong Kong Story" exhibit is beautiful and comprehensive. It took me more than 2 hours just to finish that exhibit! I was captivated by the incredible dioramas and artefacts. There's great English signage and tons of videos to watch, as well. If you're in Hong Kong, be sure to come here!
Sandy Budiyanto | May 28, 2018
Very good museum. It is free if you just want to look the Hong Kong History, but need to buy ticket if you want to looking the special exhibition. And don’t forget to write your wish and hang it in wish tree
Tasha Ferguson | May 28, 2018
If you want to know Hong Kong history what better place to go other than the history museum itself. There’s a free portion and a paid portion. We elected for the free portion and I loved every bit of it. I could not come to Hong Kong and not know their history.
thitipron haranyakij | Jun 5, 2018
The museum is interactive the beginning section was a bit boring but once you go to the modern day section it's very cool. The only problem for us was that there's no transition signs between each section so we were pretty confuse as to where we were suppose to go to next. It's organized by time line so if you have no brief history of Hong Kong history like us then you will be confuse too.
Rob Jurewicz | Jul 3, 2018
Absolutely brilliant, I've been here 4 times now and it never gets old for some reason, I think it's because they did a really great job of immersing you in the era which you're exploring. The section on Hong Kong's traditional festivals is particularly impressive. An absolute must see
Perry Lim | Jun 22, 2018
Very well constructed exhibits with fascinating information. The later exhibits, from the local people and culture onwards, I found more interesting. You could easily spend the entire day here. Wednesdays are free to enter. The Science Museum is just opposite this.
Marisabel Fernandez | Jun 12, 2018
Pretty amazing museum with a very thorough history! Open to all public free of charge the whole week. Would highly recommend! You can easily spend 1.5-2hrs going through everything
Flora Tse | Jun 23, 2018
An interesting museum covering the history of Hong Kong right before and after the British colonial period. Spent 3 good hours there. There is a seasonal exhibition area which featured exhibits from British Museum currently.
Rob Shu | Jul 30, 2018
Wanted to get a chronological history lesson of Hong Kong. Not what I got. Although the displays are nice, there were SEVERAL instances where moving from one display to another just feet away took a thousand year jump in history, and not always forwards, but both directions. Where they made these jumps, they would talk about dynasties and periods with no context. I gained nothing from this museum but frustration.
Joe Bush | Jul 16, 2018
Great museum. Thought I’d only stay for an hour or two but I was so engrossed I ended up staying until closing time. A great crash course in the history of Hong Kong exploring it’s status as a British colony, its relationship with China, Japanese occupation and the identity and culture of the locals.
Wing Fai Lee | Jul 29, 2018
The Hong Kong Museum of History (Chinese: 香港歷史博物館) is a museum which preserves Hong Kong's historical and cultural heritage. It is located next to the Hong Kong Science Museum, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The collections of the museum encompass natural history, archaeology, ethnography and local history. The museum was established by the Urban Council in July 1975 when the City Museum and Art Gallery was split into the Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Museum of Art; some of the Museum of History's collections were on display at the City Museum and Art Gallery's original 1962 location at the City Hall. From 1975 to 1983, the Hong Kong Museum of History was housed in a 700 m2 rented space within Star House. In 1983, the Museum was moved to a temporary location (which now houses Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre) in Kowloon Park. It was moved to its present premises near Hong Kong Science Museum on Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui in 1998. It is currently managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong Government.
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