The Top Hong Kong Museums and their Honesty of Hong Kong History

The Hong Kong Museums house some incredible Hong Kong art. It offers a certain honesty that can reflect the truth about the conditions and the outlook of the people living under them.

Hong Kong Museums Dr Sun Yat Sen

Art can both conceal and reflect that.

I'm sure that the Chinese have put their best foot forward and kept hidden some small negative details.

Maybe every country does it but China is open about concealing what it says is no one's business.

The Books in the Hong Kong Museum of History are often far removed from the truth and has always been fertile ground for corrupt minds to alter as they please.

Every man has his take on what happened. The truth can often lay in the art of the period now held in the Museums in Hong Kong.

I'm sure that the Chinese have put their best foot forward for display and keep hidden truths that would call for embarrassment. Every country does it but China is open about concealing what it says is no one's business.

The reality is that the Hong Kong government makes sure the Museums are well funded and reflect a positive view of China.

Well funded museums have the goods and are a pleasure to visit. A tour of the best Hong kong Museums means an interesting day out for singles, couples and families. Hong Kong does it as well as any other city.

Make sure to get the Museum weekly pass if you are going on the museum trail. It costs only $30HKD and it allows unlimited access to all six museums listed here.

The pass is available at any of the museums themselves. You have a choice of purchasing a single entry ticket or the pass. If you just plan on visiting just 1 or 2 museums then the pass may not be worth your while.

For the best possible look at some Hong Kong history then have a peek at the Hong Kong Cultural Tour. It is billed as a tour for History buffs but my wife also loved this full day tour.

Hong Kong Cultural Tour

The cost was reasonable and took all the hassles out of our day.

They pick you up from your hotel and take you to the cultural side of Hong Kong's New Territories. There we visited ancient temples, small villages and incredible monasteries that few tourists get a chance to see.

Learn more about the Hong Kong Cultural Tour.

The Best Hong Kong Museums

  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Museum

Dr Sun Yat-Sen is most known throughout China as the guy who orchestrated the overthrow of China's last dynasty, the Quing Dynasty.

This guy had an interesting life, full of intrigue and mystery.

It's interesting to learn about the sometimes subversive ways he finally achieved his goals of establishing the Republic of China.

There are many precious historical artifacts of Dr Sun Yat-Sen's on display in the two permanent exhibitions. They also have many interactive audiovisual programs to see.

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Museum is worth a visit if only to look at the outside of the early 20th Century building.

The building represents a good look into the history of Hong Kong or how it might have looked in the early 20th century.

The standard ticket will cost you HK$10 but if you go to the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum on a Wednesday, you'll get in for free.

The museum is open Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. On Sunday and Public Holidays it's open from 10:00am to 7:00pm.

To get there go to the nearest MTR station and locate 'Central' MTR station.

Once you get to 'Central' Station then leave the station by Exit D2 and turn right as you come out onto the street. You should end up on 'Theater Lane'.

The Museum of Art houses over 15,000 objects of precious art.

Of all the Museums in Hong Kong, this is where the artwork of all kinds can be found. It is the Louvre of Hong Kong because many rare and 'Priceless' works of Chinese art are on display.

Find out more about the Museum of Art.

There are about 500 exhibits on display in the Science Museum.

It is one of the best Museum for children and young adults just because there are so many things to do with the interactive technology on display.

Find out more about the Science Museum.

The Hong Kong Space Museum is one of the most famous landmarks in Hong Kong. Its unique egg-shaped dome houses the 8000 Square Meter Space museum.

Learn Everything About The Space Museum.

Archaeology, Ethnography and Natural History.

The Hong Kong Museum of History is a prize source for both historical and cultural sources of China's past.

If there is anything you would like to learn about China's fascinating history then you can learn about it at the Hong Kong Museum Of History.

Find out more about the Museum of History.

  • Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defense

This is the Lei Yue Mun Fort that was built by the British forces in 1887 to protect Hong Kong. The fort looks out onto the ocean and is equipped with many cannon.

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defense

Inside the museum are artifacts related to the history of Hong Kong's coastal defense, from the Ming and Qing dynasties, through the British occupation, the Japanese invasion and during the resumption of Chinese sovereignty.

The museum features some 400 military artifacts, supplemented by multimedia programs.

The standard admission fee is $10HKD for adults and $5HKD for people with disabilities or / and over 60yrs of age.

Remember again that It is Free to Enter The Museum on Wednesdays.

The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defense is open from Monday to Wednesday & Friday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The museum is closed to the public on Thursdays.

The Hong Kong museum of Coastal Defense is located at 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong.

Take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan MTR Station and take Exit B2. Also the No.85 Citybus which runs between North Point Ferry Piers and Siu Sai Wan.

Whatever happens, remember to book a solid mid-range Hong Kong Hotel.

Even if it is just for the first night. If you arrive in Hong Kong without a guaranteed place to stay then you will be overcharged. That goes double if you are arriving at night.

We also provide the best priced selection of Budget Hong Kong Hotels which are very plentiful in Hong Kong.

And don't require you to pay for the room until after your stay.

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