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Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence to reopen on November 24
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (November 8) announced that the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence (HKMCD), located at 175 Tung Hei Road in Shau Kei Wan, will reopen to the public from November 24, after a major revamp. Admission is free.
     Converted from the Lyemen Fort, the HKMCD is the city's only military museum. Due to the severe damage to the facilities of the HKMCD by Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the museum has been closed for repair works and renovation since mid-September 2018. The museum is made up of the Reception Building, the Redoubt and the Historical Trail. Multimedia elements, innovative presentation methods and a thematic approach are injected in the revamped permanent exhibition and the historical trail of the museum to narrate the unique story of Hong Kong's coastal defense.
     The new permanent exhibition in the Redoubt, "The Story of Hong Kong Coastal Defence" consists of 11 galleries, which include the introduction of military presence under successive dynasties, military arrangements, port facilities, history of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, stories of multi-ethnic soldiers who served in Hong Kong as well as the Chinese People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison. HKMCD has provided more content relating to the history of the Japanese invasion of China, the Japanese attack on Hong Kong, the Battle of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong-Kowloon Independence Brigade of the East River Column and so on to deepen public awareness of this chapter of Hong Kong's history. Twenty-four checkpoints are set up on the Lyemun Fort Historical Trail, including the Torpedo Station built in a cave on the shore, the Lyemun Redoubt on the hilltop, and batteries and caponiers. Visitors can experience and enjoy the unique beauty of the built structures embedded in the natural scenery, and immerse themselves in the military and historical ambience of this site through walking the Historical Trail.
     For the latest news of the museum, please visit hk.coastaldefence.museum.
     In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museums under the management of the LCSD for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the latest requirement on the Vaccine Pass announced by the Government, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red or amber are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the LCSD.
Ends/Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:00
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