Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is now open; Entrance is free

Visitors can now visit the newly renovated Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence (HKMCD), which reopened on Nov. 24.

It’s the city’s only military museum. The entrance is free.

The HKMCD is a permanent exhibition where one can learn the history of the city’s coastal and defense military affairs from the Tang dynasty to its return to the motherland.

Furthermore, the exhibition provides more content related to the Japanese invasion of China, the Japanese attack on Hong Kong, the Battle of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong and Kowloon Independent Brigade of the East River Column as well as to deepen the understanding of the public regarding the city’s history.

In one of the galleries, QR codes are added and are linked to the websites of 31 museums or memorial halls in mainland China, under the theme of the War of Resistance.

The Government hopes visitors can further learn about the difficult period of the Chinese people during wartime and pay tribute to the soldiers who fought and died.

The permanent exhibition in the Redoubt of the HKMCD, “The Story of Hong Kong Coastal Defence,” has 11 galleries.

Some of the themes include the introduction of military presence under successive dynasties, military arrangements, port facilities, the history of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, the volunteers, stories of multi-ethnic soldiers who served in Hong Kong and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison.

The HKMCD also provides an “iM Guide” mobile to help visitors interact with the exhibits and to enhance their multimedia experience.

For more details about the exhibition, please visit hk.coastaldefence.museum or call 2569 1500.

Visitors are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code with their mobile devices. Patrons holding Amber Codes are allowed to enter the premises with a valid Vaccine Pass. 

The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence (HKMCD)

175 Tun Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan


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