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Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

  Former 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.
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 groups: 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 of Education Activities under Inclement Weather Conditions

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