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Top Museums in Hong Kong: Absorb the Culture

Hong Kong is home to a number of museums where you can discover the best in art, culture, history and heritage. Ideal places to explore and spend a morning at the museums are virtual treasure troves.

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Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum of history delves into 400 million years of history. The perfect place to escape from the summer heat, the air conditioned confines of the museum are home to marvellous exhibits that explore pre-historic Hong Kong, the Opium wars, local folklore and the era of Japanese occupation. Entrance costs are around 10 dollars.

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The Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Located quite close to the Citadines Ashley Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is a must for all culture buffs. The place is dedicated to focussing on Cantonese opera, movies and a variety of changing exhibits. The most famous exhibit there is the Bruce Lee display which is a dedication to all martial arts fanatics. For the best experience of Hong Kong Kowloon and the surroundings, consider the hassle free convenience of a Hong Kong service apartment.

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Hong Kong Science Museum

One for the foodie as well as the science enthusiast, the Hong Kong Science Museum hosts daily exhibits and demos on molecular gastronomical delights. Some of the best exhibits include the science and mirrors section which will prove to be quite a hit with the entire family.

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Hong Kong Space Museum

Hosting a marvellous collection of exhibits related to space travel and wonders of the universe this museum displays an exhibit on the famous NASA Juno craft and its thrilling mission to Jupiter. Entrance is free to the museum located in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

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Dr Sun Yat Sen Museum

This popular public figure dedicated an entire portion of his life to the setting up of the Republic of China. Having been educated in Hong Kong the doctor had close ties with the nation and used the place as a base for devising his plans. The museum carefully chronicles the doctor's life and the decisive role Hong Kong played in the establishment of China. Entrance to the museum is around 10 dollars.

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Magic World

Magic World is more an interactive exhibit than a museum; although the officials running it consider the place a museum. Disney themed 4D experiences are on offer at the theatre cum museum. Experience sight, sound and smell with the aid of modern technology and special lighting effects; quite a creative and indulgent experience the museum is a must visit for some fun.

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Museum of Coastal Defence

This is an exhibit based at the famous Lei Yue Mun Fort a place that played a decisive role in the 1941 Battle of Hong Kong. The place hides within its folds a history of over 600 years with regards to Hong Kong's coastal defence. Enjoy the displays of military equipment as well as some impressive tanks.