Tai Kwun

Heritage at Tai Kwun

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

Heritage at Tai Kwun will be a celebration of Hong Kong culture and identity, with inclusive offerings and education programmes for all demographics. There will be tours around the Police Compound, the Magistracy, and the Victoria Prison.

With interactive and immersive experiences to entice visitors back for more, Tai Kwun’s Heritage offerings inform visitors about the past in order to inspire the present and the future.


Thanks to the heritage interpretation on offer, visitors will have the chance to rediscover a site with over 170 years of history. Regardless of your level of interest in history and heritage, you will find and learn something.

To prepare, Tai Kwun’s Heritage Team has conducted extensive research through the use of historical documents, images, records, books, as well as oral histories, which involved former officers who worked in the compound. History and heritage will be interpreted throughout the site. After all, heritage is not just about architecture and artefacts; it is also intimately connected to people and their stories.

The Heritage offerings include 8 designated heritage storytelling spaces, featured corridors and passageways with heritage stories, over 20 Tai Kwun Tales, Building History, seasonal special themes, as well as games and events. There will also be daily tours led by docents, not to mention self-guided tours available through the Tai Kwun app.


Tai Kwun provides a wide range of heritage educational programmes which encourage audiences of all ages to discover and learn about history and heritage.

The highlighted heritage school education programmes, catering for students of varying ages, offer children and youth the chance to grow in terms of whole-person development and gain a set of skills that allow them to learn throughout their life.


Tai Kwun is the starting point from which we learn about Hong Kong’s history, communities and culture. We will host large-scale activities and exhibitions that focus on our culture and communities, while we will also cooperate with various cultural or social groups to organize other activities and exhibitions.