Since its establishment in 1975, the Hong Kong Museum of History has made strenuous effort in collecting and preserving cultural objects which are closely related to the history of Hong Kong and the South China area. Through active fieldwork, purchases and donations, the Museum has built up a significant collection of historical objects and materials amounting over 90,000 items.
Historical objects collected range from invaluable philatelic items and coins to old account books and commercial letters rescued from dustbins, from an arrowhead to a peaktram. In general, the Museum's collections are divided into three major areas of interest: natural history, ethnography and local history. Please click highlights to view the objects selected among these four categories of collection.