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|Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
The Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is housed in Blocks S61 and S62 of the former Whitfield Barracks, now Kowloon Park, in the centre of Tsim Sha Tsui. These blocks were built around 1910 and were used by the British Army until the land was released to the Hong Kong Government in 1967 and made available for recreation and leisure purposes. The two blocks were used by the Hong Kong Museum of History as its temporary premises from 1983 to 1998 when the new museum complex was opened in Tsim Sha Tsui East. After a restoration project, designed to preserve the historic features of the military buildings while upgrading the utilities and creating space that could be used adaptively to meet complex exhibition needs, the buildings have been used for 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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