The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is housed in an old Lei Yue Mun Fort built more than 100 years ago. At the time, it was the most formidable redoubt in the territory, and it was a battlefield during the Battle for Hong Kong in 1941. The redoubt was armed with two 6-inch breech loading disappearing guns and surrounded by ditches. The site was also equipped with the world's most powerful Brennan Torpedo. Today, the fort has been revitalised to present the history of Hong Kong's coastal defence through a rich variety of military relics and a historical trail.
Opened in July 2000, the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence has been welcoming visitors for 18 years. As its 20th anniversary approaches, the museum is currently closed for a major revamp. We look forward to meeting you with a fresh look. 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, we are going to organise a rich array of outreach programmes, such as travelling exhibitions, public lectures, family workshops and field visits to local military sites. Special programmes are also designed for schools. For more details, please visit our website or check the museum newsletter later.
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