The museum reviews the entire history of Hong Kong from different periods, you can learn the history, archeology, and ethnography of Hong Kong. This includes the ancient periods, the days of British rule, and up to today.
In the museum are permanent and temporary exhibits about history, culture, and folklore. Children will enjoy the ancient ship models and navy uniforms of days past. Notice the wonderful reconstruction of a Chinese street, that was redone in a 1:1 scale.
With the help of archeologists, videos, photos, monograms and statues, there are 6,000 different items displayed here from the place's history. This begins in the Neolithic period, and there is also a display of items and documents from known and less-known historical events, like the Japanese conquering of Hong Kong, World War II days, and the return of Hong Kong from Britain to China in 1997.
The museum is placed in Tsim Sha Tsui on the east, near the Hong Kong Science Museum. It was established in 1975 with the separation of the city museum and art gallery: The Museum of Art and the Museum of History.