Heritage at Tai Kwun

Click HERE to download the “Heritage in Tai Kwun” leaflet.

Tai Kwun immerses visitors in the rich heritage of the historic Central Police Station compound. More than 170 years of history will unfold through interactive tours, heritage storytelling spaces, diverse education programmes and thematic heritage and community exhibitions.

The Heritage Department of Tai Kwun aims to inform visitors about the past and to inspire them about the present and the future. As a celebration of Hong Kong culture and identity, the heritage offerings and educational programmes are for all demographics. There will be tours around the historic Central Police Station compound—the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison—a one-stop approach for law and order. The interactive and immersive experience will entice visitors to come back for more.



Our Offerings

Heritage Storytelling
Thematic Exhibitions
Heritage Education Activities for Schools
Saturday Cultural Workshops
Tai Kwun Conversations
Guided Tours and Self-Guided Activities
Heritage Storytelling

The eight Heritage Storytelling Spaces tell you about the history, stories and people relevant to the site, while the sitewide “Building History” and “Tai Kwun Tales” plaques allow a quick glimpse of the stories behind each building, and anecdotes about the compound. Wherever you go, you can always learn about the past and present days of Tai Kwun.

Click here to download the “Heritage in Tai Kwun” leaflet.

Thematic Exhibitions

Tai Kwun is where you can understand our culture, history, and community. Through thematic exhibitions, Tai Kwun embraces our community, our culture and our city.

Virtual tours are now available for you to revisit the exhibitions:

Heritage Education Activities for Schools

Heritage education activities seek to empower students and teachers to use Tai Kwun as a one-stop living resource to learn about Hong Kong’s history and culture, law and order development, as well as conservation and sustainable urban development.

We offer the following programmes, which give you a variety of education resources:

  • One-Stop Exploration
  • Heritage Education Courtroom Theatre
  • Tai Kwun Outreach
  • Tai Kwun Teachers’ Workshops
  • Heritage Education Resources
Saturday Cultural Workshops

Inspired by Tai Kwun’s lesser-known stories, Saturday Cultural Workshops for families or the general public spark unexpected perspectives about the historic compound through crafts and other immersive experiences.

Tai Kwun Conversations

Tai Kwun Conversations is a series of talks that brings together brilliant minds to discuss the challenges and rewards in pursuing a sustainable future through the active management of heritage resources. The monthly events discover outstanding practices in heritage conservation with renowned guest speakers.

Guided Tours and Self-Guided Activities

Joining the daily “Tai Kwun Guided Tours” enables you to get a brief understanding of the site, including its development, stories and conservation works, in 45 minutes. With the tour as a starting point, you are encouraged to further explore and discover the unique character and heritage significance of the compound.

You can also make use of leaflets or the audio Self-Guided Walks on Tai Kwun App to freely wander around the site.


Past Programmes

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