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From prehistoric times to the modern era, the Hong Kong Museum of History squeezes 400 million years of the city's history under one roof. Spanning more than 75,000 square feet, this large complex features a permanent exhibit chronicling Hong Kong's history and has featured temporary exhibits catering to visitors with all types of interests. Past exhibits have covered local food culture, fashion and even public transportation. The museum currently houses more than 90,000 historical objects and materials, so plan to set aside a few hours if you want to tour the entire museum.

Recent travelers said this attraction is perfect for a rainy day. The museum's collection is vast and incredibly informative, which overwhelmed some, but wowed others. Because it is so big, travelers suggested choosing which exhibits you want to see versus going in order, or else you could really end up being there all day.

You'll find the Hong Kong Museum of History in the Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood on the Kowloon Peninsula. Consider pairing a visit here with the Star Ferry Pier or the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. The complex is a short walk from the Hung Hom and Tsim Sha Tsui MRT stations. The galleries are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Admission costs HK$10 (about $1.29). For more information, check out the museum's website.

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