March to September
Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
October to February
Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays), the first two days of the Lunar New Year
Click here for special arrangements for inclement weather
Plan Your Visit
175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
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Walk about 15 minutes from Exit B2 of Shau Kei Wan Station
City Bus route No.85, running between Braemar Hill and Siu Sai Wan via Cityplaza
New World First Bus route No.82X, running between North Point Healthy Village and Siu Sai Wan via Kornhill Plaza
Drive towards Shau Kei Wan via Island Eastern Corridor. Turn left to Tung Hei Road when you drive down Island Eastern Corridor. Our Museum is located next to the beginning of the highway.
The Museum carpark is open to our visitors between 10 am to 5 pm (extended to 6 pm from March to September). We are closed on Thursdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Lunar New Year. Visitors may park their car free of charge for up to three hours. Disabled visitors may make a request for exemption at 2569 1500.
The Museum is made up of three main areas, namely the 1/F Reception Lobby, the 8/F Redoubt, and the Historical Trail.
As a restored historical structure with extensive outdoor area, the Museum facilities are carefully designed to maintain a balance between visitors' comfort and preservation of historical relics. If you are anticipating a visit to the Museum, the following may give you some hints in planning an itinerary which will best fit your interest and strength.
Click here to Download "Museum Guide Map"
This area is the main entrance point to the Museum, which consists of the Museum Carpark, Reception Lobby, and Lecture Hall.
The Lyemun Redoubt is where you will find the Museum's permanent exhibition, "The Story of Hong Kong Coastal Defence". There are 11 thematic galleries converted from casemates, taking you on a journey through hundreds of years of Hong Kong's coastal defence and military affairs.
The Upper Redoubt is divided into the following sections: Discovery Zone, Experience Base, Caring Station, and the Cafe.
Overlooking the Lyemun Pass, the Museum's astounding views are accompanied by the Historical Trail that is filled with military relics.
The Historical Trail will be closed when Thunderstorm Warning, Red/Black Rainstorm Warning, or Typhoon Signal No.3 or above is issued. Outdoor guided tours at the Historical Trail will be cancelled.
Barrier-free facilities and services are currently provided at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence:
- Designated car parking spaces for persons with disabilities
- Tactile guide path and Braille and tactile floor plan at the reception hall and redoubt
- Enquiries counter suitable for wheelchair users and assistive listening system at the reception hall
- Accessible toilets at reception hall and redoubt
- Braille and tactile markings and audible signal in passgenger lifts
- Audio and visual signals of the emergency alarm system
- Persons with disabilities can access to redoubt via lifts and ramps
You are welcome to contact Assistant Curator I of the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence at 2569 1270 during office hours (9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6pm on Mon to Fri) or call the Duty Officer at 2569 1500 during non-office hours.
Guided Tour Service for Public
Guided tour service is available on every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays for museum visitors for free. No reservation is required.*
11:00 am "The Story of Hong Kong Coastal Defence" Permanent Exhibition (Cantonese)
2:15 pm "The Story of Hong Kong Coastal Defence" Permanent Exhibition (Cantonese)
3:30 pm Historical Trail in Lyemun Fort (Cantonese)
Each session lasts for about 1 hour. Interested individuals are advised to gather at the atrium of Redoubt on the 8/F 10 minutes before the tour begins.
*Each session can accommodate 30 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour schedules are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice.
Guided Tour Service for Groups
The following organisations in a group of 20 visitors or more can apply for free guided tours:
- Registered kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, post-secondary institutions, universities
- Charitable or non-profit-making organisations*
*Charitable or non-profit making organisations serving people with disabilities or the elderly can apply in a group of 10 visitors
Enquiries & Reservation: 25691248
Click here to Download "Group Visit and Guided Tour Service Application Form"
Special Guided Tours for Groups by Appointments
Sign Interpretation Guided Tours
Sign interpretation guided tours are now offered for people with hearing impairments to enable them to learn more about the military history of Hong Kong. Each tour lasts about 2 hours for 20 persons (with a minimum of 10 persons) on a first come, first served basis. Please make prior reservation during office hours.
- To ensure the safety of exhibits and for the benefit of other visitors, please do not use flash-light, other lighting devices, selfie sticks or tripods, and follow the photography and filming regulations of each exhibition hall.
- Please do not write upon, mark, soil or damage any exhibit, installation, wall or facilities in the museum.
- To keep the museum clean and tidy, please do not eat or drink beyond the designated areas.
- To maintain a quiet, safe and pleasant environment, please do not make excessive noise or otherwise cause danger or disturbance.
- Visitors must comply with the "Museums Regulation" (Cap. 132, section 105I) and any other rules enforced by the museum as and when required.
Address: 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
Enquiries: 2569 1500
Booking hotline: 2569 1248
Fax: 2569 1637