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|Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
The Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre occupies the historic Blocks S61 and S62 of the former Whitfield Barracks at Kowloon Park. The two Blocks were built in circa 1910. Until 1967, the military lands were returned to the Government for redevelopment of leisure and cultural services. They were used by the Hong Kong Museum of History as its temporary premises from 1983 to 1998 until the new museum complex was built in Tsim Sha Tsui East. After restoration, the adoption of the historic military buildings to suit the complexities of modern facilities is used for the purposes of heritage education and publicity.
|The Centre has opened to visitors since October 2005. The facilities include permanent exhibition gallery, thematic exhibition gallery, lecture hall, educational activity room and reference library. The Centre also provides free Government Wi-Fi Internet access service to the public.
To acquire more information on the history, architectural characteristics and restoration of the Centre, please read the leaflet of Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre or join the "Former Whitfield Barracks after Adaptive Re-use" Guided Tour.
|The Centre may adopt suitable crowd control measures to ensure orderly admission whenever necessary.|
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