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"Former Kowloon British School and 1883 Building of Hong Kong Observatory" Docent Service

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, both the Former Kowloon British School and the 1883 Building of Hong Kong Observatory are declared monuments. The School is the oldest surviving school building constructed for foreign residents living in Hong Kong. Opened in 1902, the School was built in a typical Victorian structure with wide verandahs and pitched roofs. It now houses the Antiquities and Monuments Office after restoration. For the 1883 Building of Hong Kong Observatory, it was constructed in colonial style on a small hill. The Building is a rectangular two-storey plastered brick structure characterized by arched windows and long verandas. Through this tour, participants will learn more about the monuments' history and architectural significances.

Docent Service for Registered Schools, Charitable and Non-profit-making Organizations

Starting from April 2013, the Office will be organising guided tours at the two declared monuments above for local registered schools, non-profit making and charitable organizations on a group basis. The minimum number of visitors for each session is 15 while the maximum number is 30.

Application Form and Details

Docent Service for Public

Date: Fridays (Except public holidays)
Time: 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. (From 5 April 2013 onwards)
Assembly Point: Assembly point at AMO Office main entrance,
136 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Quota: 30 persons
Tutor: Docent of the Antiquities and Monuments Office
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free admission
Enrolment: No enrolment required. First come, first served.


Docent service for registered schools, charitable and non-profit-making organizations: 2208 4406
Docent service for public: 2208 4407
Office hours: Monday to Friday (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.)

Special Arrangements under Inclement Weather Conditions


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