Permanent Exhibition

Approaching its 20th anniversary, we are currently closed for a major renovation and upgrading of facilities, in order to bring visitors a brand new experience. The new permanent exhibition, to be enriched with new topics, will adopt the latest display methods to narrate the history of Hong Kong's coastal defences and military affairs. We will also revamp the display along the Historical Trail for a more dynamic illustration. During the closure, our outreach programmes will be held as usual in order to continue providing quality service to the general public.  For more details, please visit our website.


The Lei Yue Mun Redoubt is the central military structure of the Lei Yue Mun Fort built by the British forces in 1887. There are eighteen casemates, originally used as barrack rooms, magazines, shell and cartridge stores, preparation rooms and for other purposes. The casemates are connected by passageways. The central part of the Redoubt is an open courtyard where the soldiers assembled. We renovated and added modern museum facilities to the Redoubt in which artefacts related to the history of Hong Kong's coastal defence covering the Ming and Qing period, the British period, the Japanese invasion and the period after the resumption of Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong are displayed. In addition to textual and graphical illustrations, the exhibition also features some 400 military artefacts, supplemented by multi-media programmes. It is hoped that visitors can gain a better understanding of the history of coastal defence in Hong Kong.

Upper Gallery

-Upper Gallery



Permanent Exhibition Galleries
-Permanent Exhibition Galleries

Upper Gallery: The Coastal Defence Weapons TheatreOrientationMing Period (1368-1643)Qing Period (1644-1911)The First Opium War (1839-1842)The British Period (1841-1860)The British Period (1861-1941)The British Period (1861-1941)The Battle for Hong Kong (1941)The Japanese Occupation (1941-1945)The Volunteers (1854-1995)The Hong Kong Garrison of the PLA (1997)Courtyard