Home
Facebook icon
 
 
Logo of Hong Kong Museum of History
 

Permanent Exhibitions

 

Modern Metropolis Heading




The last gallery of The Hong Kong Story traces the story of Hong Kong's postwar development into a modern metropolis. The first part deals with the rapid advances in housing, industry, finance and trade using multimedia and interactive displays. In this area are reconstruction of a herbal tea shop, a grocery shop, a barber shop, a cinema, and part of the Hong Kong trade fair, all dating to the 1960s. These give a vivid impression of Hong Kong's Post War economic and social climate and the emergence of a commonality shared by the population as a whole. The second part is devoted to the Sino-British negotiations, the signing of the Joint Declaration and the Handover Ceremony marking the return of sovereignty to China, the process recorded by relics, memorabilia and important documents. A multimedia presentation on the theme of the relations between China and Hong Kong after the War brings The Hong Kong Story to a close.

Name of Theatre/Video Show: Drama is Life – Entertainment in Hong Kong in the 1960s and 1970s
Duration: 8 minutes
Capacity: 40
Screened in Cantonese, Putonghua and English by rotation.

Name of Theatre/Video Show: The Natural Disasters
Duration: 7 minutes
Capacity: 10
Screened in Cantonese, Putonghua and English by rotation.

Name of Theatre/Video Show: Sino-Hong Kong Relations from 1841 to 1997
Duration: 10 minutes
Capacity: 40

Modern Metropolis Map

previous gallery previous gallery

Local History Collection

Modern Metropolis Ref