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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is an outdoor museum near Shau Kei Wan. Modern architectures were added to a former coastal defence fort intended to defend the eastern approaches to Victoria Harbour.

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

The Museum of Coastal Defence is one of the few Museums in Hong Kong that has both extensive indoor display floor space as well as large outdoor display area. The Museum itself displays the history of coastal defence in Hong Kong. Historic redoubts, casemates and batteries of the fort are displayed at the outdoor area.




The journey in the Museum began with an elevator ride to the top of the mountain. Visitors are recommended to visit the indoor museum first. A downhill walk leads the visitors to the various outdoor displays in the area and finally the exit.

A fort originally intended to defend the eastern approaches to Victoria Harbour.

Being a former fort, the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is at a military strategic position. Transportation to the Museum is an issue. It is a 20 to 25 minute walk from the Shau Kei Wan MTR subway station / township.