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People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison Exhibition

Period: 31 July 2009 - 31 March 2010
Location: Upper Gallery

People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison (simply known as the Hong Kong Garrison) was sent by the Central Government of People's Republic of China to take charge of the defence of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It came under the command of the Central Military Commission. The stationing of troops of PLA in Hong Kong has embodied China's territorial sovereignty over the land, water and air space of Hong Kong. According to the Basic Law and the Garrison Law, the role of the Hong Kong Garrison of PLA is to defend the Hong Kong SAR. At zero hour on 1 July 1997, the Garrison officially entered Hong Kong to take over the defence duties. This opened a new chapter in the history of Hong Kong's defence.

The Garrison has been instructed to uphold the objectives of serving the people, carrying out duties loyally, abiding by the law and rules, thus winning the trust and respect of the Hong Kong people. This exhibition features the formation of the Garrison, their positions after deployment into Hong Kong, their training, and their contributions to the community and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Opening Hours:
  • 10 am V 5 pm daily
    (extended to 6pm during weekends and public holidays between 1 July and 31 August)
  • Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays), and the first two days of the Chinese New Year
Admission Fee:
  • General Open Days: HK$10 (for both Special Exhibition & Permanent Exhibition)
    (30% discount for group of 20 or more;
    50% discount for full-time student/ senior citizen/ people with disabilities)
  • Free admission on Wednesdays
  • Free admission for Museum Pass and Weekly Pass holders

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