"The Story of Hong Kong Coastal Defence"
The permanent exhibition, housed in the Lyemun Redoubt on the hilltop, is made up of 11 thematic galleries converted from casemates to showcase the changes in Hong Kong's coastal defence and military affairs since the Tang Dynasty, as well as the history of Hong Kong's resistance against Japanese aggression. Diverse exhibits are displayed with textual and graphic illustrations, enriched by multi-media programmes. It is hoped that visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the history of coastal defence in Hong Kong.
Lyemun Fort Gallery
Historical Trail in Lyemun Fort
This headland, on the south coast of Lyemun Pass, was a strategic position, where Lyemun Fort stood, guarding the east gateway to Victoria Harbour. Today, it is the home of the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence. From the Brennan Torpedo Station, built in a cave on the shore, two metres above sea level to the hilltop at 64 metres above sea level where the Lyemun Redoubt is located, there are 24 checkpoints along the military-themed walking trail, providing a historical record of the events that took place in this fort.