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Recreating a Classic:
The Best Features of The
Hong Kong Story

 

Introduction

From 14/12/2020

1/F Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of History

"The Hong Kong Story" permanent exhibition was opened in 2001. It took audiences on a journey through 400 million years of historical space-time to gain an in-depth understanding of Hong Kong's history and culture. The Hong Kong Museum of History is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation for the permanent exhibition. Before the new permanent exhibition is launched, we organise "Recreating a Classic: The Best Features of The Hong Kong Story" exhibition to showcase the essence of "The Hong Kong Story". Featuring about 460 sets of selected exhibits and 210 photos, the exhibition is composed of five sections including prehistoric Hong Kong and historical development, folk culture in Hong Kong, cession of Hong Kong and early growth of the city, Japanese occupation, modern metropolis and concludes with the return to the motherland in 1997.

New multimedia programmes and photo-taking zones are featured for greater interaction and enjoyment, enabling visitors to revisit memories of old Hong Kong. The Museum has produced a new video interviewing the curators, designers, managers and conservators who participated in the production of "The Hong Kong Story" to share the curatorial concept, interesting stories and challenges faced during its production.

 

 

Pottery model of a house

Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25 - 220)
Excavated from Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb
Antiquities and Monuments Office collection

Glove puppet

Hong Kong Museum of History collection

 

Women Boat Dwellers on the waterfront of Central, 1920s.

Moonchu Foundation collection

 

Hong Kong 100 dollar note of Oriental Bank Corporation

1866
Hong Kong Museum of History collection

 

Calendar poster of
A. S. Watson & Co., Ltd.

1914
Hong Kong Museum of History collection

 

Gift box of The Sun Co., Ltd., Hong Kong

1940s
Hong Kong Museum of History collection

Rickshaw

Hong Kong Museum of History collection

 

Passenger ferry
(diesel-electric ferry), also known as "Walla-Walla", in the 1930s.

Hong Kong Museum of History collection

 

Hong Kong fashion pattern

1969
Hong Kong Museum of History collection

Sales brochure of Yuet Wah Mansion, Kwun Tong

1960s
Hong Kong Museum of History collection

Haw Par Mansion, 1970s.

Hong Kong Museum of History collection

Ocean Park leaflet

1980s
Hong Kong Museum of History collection

 

 

Old Master Q, no. 20

1960s
Hong Kong Museum of History collection

A set of commemorative covers dedicated to the handover of Hong Kong in 1997

Hong Kong Museum of History collection