Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hong Kong History Museum

The Hong Kong Museum of History was established 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. But some of the Museum's collections date back to the City Museum and Art Gallery founded in 1962 at the City Hall. In 1983, the Museum was moved to the temporary accommodation in Kowloon Park. It was moved to its present premises on Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui in 1998.

How To Get There - Hong Kong Museum of History
1. MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit B2 and walk along Cameron Road towards East Tsim Sha Tsui for 20mins.
2. MTR Jordan Station Exit D and walk along Austin Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for 20 mins.
3. MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P2 and walk for 10 mins along the Chatham Road South. 
Elwin and I had the chance to visit the museum on one p-day.  Great efforts have been made in collecting, conserving, processing, studying and displaying cultural objects which are related to the archaeology, history, ethnography and natural history of Hong Kong and South China.   

Centenary of China’s 1911 Revolution:  we found it very interesting as we toured the museum.  Below are some pictures posted on the Museum's website,  Please feel free to browse.  I also posted a slideshow of what we saw. 

Woodblock print of the revolution produced in Japan: Opposing forces in fierce battle at Jiang’an Railway Station

Original kept at The Wellcome Library, London

Woodblock print of the revolution produced in mainland China: The Revolutionary Army captures Nanjing

Original kept at The Library of Congress, US



  1. We were just reading about the revolution in China. How did that affect Hong Kong? Did Japan conquer Hong Kong as well during WWII?

  2. This would be an interesting place to visit!

  3. We'll take you and your family to the History Museum and you'll get a handful of information there. I'm reading "the Last Empress", a story about Madam Chiang Kai-Shek. Boy, what a review of the history! I'm enjoying it, but it has over 700 pages. It'll take a while to read, but will be worthwhile.