Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence - History of Coastal Defence

This museum consists mainly of two main parts, including a fort and a historical trail.
The fort was built by the British Forces in 1887.
At that time, the construction of the fort was being recognized as one of the largest fortifications of the British Forces.

However, in 1941, it fell into the hands of the Japanese and was returned to the British Forces to serve as a training ground until 1987.
Nowadays, the fort is being transformed into a museum with permanent exhibitions.
The exhibitions of the museum explain the defense of the Hong Kong coastline from the time of the Ming Dynasty to the present time.

Besides, the historical trail features many different military structures, such as the Torpedo station, the artillery barracks, battery stations and etc.
If you enjoy a nice walk and would like to see some nice views and some interesting historical facts, then, this is a great place to visit.

The museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, from Mondays to Sundays.
It is closed on Thursdays, except Public Holidays.
Admission is free.

To reach this museum, exit off Shau Kei Wan MTR Station Exit B2.
Then, walk along Shau Kei Wan Main Street East to the museum for about 15 minutes.

Location: Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
Address: 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong



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