Discover Tai Kwun

Discover Tai Kwun II: Behind the Scenes

Discover Tai Kwun II: Behind the Scenes

Discover Tai Kwun I: Highlights Tour

Date & Time

2 Jun - 31 Oct, 2021 5 minutes for each episode

Location

Online

Price

Free of charge

General

Stepping into Tai Kwun, the compound’s stories slowly unfold amidst the 16 historic buildings. Discover Tai Kwun navigates your journey through time and space across the heritage site to learn about its history, conservation, and revitalisation. Stories surrounding the buildings, the people, and their various activities prompt new considerations towards the historical, architectural, and social significance of Tai Kwun in the heart of Central.


Once a heavily gated compound and now open to all, there are hidden places and stories of Tai Kwun that are little known to visitors. Discover Tai Kwun II: Behind the Scenes brings you to locations that are currently unavailable for public access due to conservation and operational reasons. Take a closer look at these places and discover how they are protected, adapted for new functions. Explore the many ways in which they enable us to relate history to present-day experience.


Episode 1: Underground Passage in the Court

Host to a 1975 court case, visitors can visually open the Central Magistracy’s ‘secret’ underground passage and discover the details of its architectural conservation to learn why it is currently not open to the public.