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Hong Kong Museum of History: mirror, mirror on the wall

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From the Devonian period to movie stars, Hong Kong delves brilliantly into its past.

Few cities in the world have as complete and as interesting a museum about their past and their present. The Hong Kong Museum of History brings you back 400 million years to the Devonian Era, when the territory was a vast alluvial plain. Then came the first Hong Kong hominids, represented with the reconstruction of a lakeside village diorama.

One of eight rooms presents the fascinating Chinese dynasties. There is also a folk museum component, comprising the different ethnic groups of southern China. Among the objects on display is a life-sized junk. There is also a life-sized reconstruction of a street in the Central district from 1881. Numerous interactive activities will entertain your kids.

Themes like the opium wars, and Hong Kong's relationship with Japan, imperial China, and the British precede a beautiful exhibition dedicated to the local cinema and its stars. A delight for the entire family.

Hong Kong Museum of History
100, Chatham Road South
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
Hong Kong

+ 852 2724 9042

www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/History

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