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Hong Kong Heritage Discovery CentreFormer Kowloon British School will be under maintenance from Aug 2014 to early 2015. Public docent service will resume in Jan 2015, and booking for group tours will resume in Apr 2015.
|"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 Groups
Only for local registered charitable organizations, non‐profit‐making institutions, kindergartens, primary / secondary / special schools, post‐secondary institutions and universities. Free of charge.
Date: Fridays (Except public holidays)
No. of visitors for each session: Min. 15, Max. 30.
Application Form and Details
Docent Service for Public
|Date:||Fridays (Except public holidays)
(Please note that the public tour on 27 March, 2015 has been cancelled.)
|Time:||3:45 – 4:15 p.m., 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
(to 1883 Building of Hong Kong Observatory only; both tours identical)
|Assembly Point:||Outside the side gate of AMO Office, 136 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.|
|Tutor:||Docent of the Antiquities and Monuments Office|
|Enrolment:||No enrolment required. First come, first served.|
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