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Hong Kong – An ideal destination for museum hoppers

By Carlton Leisure - 27/10/2014

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Travellers from around the world flock to Hong Kong which is famous for its shopping hubs and skyscrapers. But very few outside Hong Kong know that the city which has been under colonial powers for long is also home to some of the most interesting museums where you can get interesting details of history, culture and art of the region. Adoringly called ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Hong Kong is always a tourist favourite for its several allures. Here we turn spotlight on some of the best museums in the city which are overshadowed by glitzy malls and towering skyscrapers.

Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History offers a fine opportunity to understand archaeology, ethnography and natural and local history of the region. The museum gives a fascinating insight into its history though its 8 galleries. On your visit to this gallery you will get an opportunity to see replicas of village houses, traditional Chinese costumes and other elements of its culture. An old Chinese medicine shops an early 20th century tram is also on display.

Hong Kong Museums of Art

With more than 15000 things on display, Hong Kong Museums of Art could be a great destination for art lovers. Situated in Kowloon, the museum displays calligraphy, antique Chinese treasures, and paintings of historical importance. The museums showcase works of local as well as foreign artists. This famous museum has a branch in the form of Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Museum

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Museum is situated in Central Hong Kong. This four storey museum opened in 2006 has a floor area of 2,560 square meters. The guest can see several objects in its two permanent exhibitions. The museum focuses on life of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, a revolutionary Chinese leader.

Hong Kong Police Museum

Hong Kong Police Museum offers an interesting insight into the history of Hong Kong from the time of colonial rulers to the present. On their visit, the travelers can also get to see exhibits from the WWII. The museum gives you an understanding of past and present police forces of Hong Kong. The museum enjoys a beautiful setting as it is situated on a hill that offers a panoramic view southern coast of Hong Kong Island.

Hong Kong Science Museum (Kowloon)

If kids are traveling with you, take them to Hong Kong Science Museum which is situated next to the History Museum. The destination is also good for those with a love for science. The place is also good for those with a fascination for interactive exhibits, computers, and videos. In addition to that there are also exhibits on a wide range of subjects. The guests would have an opportunity to see more than 500 exhibits arranged in 18 galleries.