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Pleasure and Leisure: A Glimpse of Children’s Pastimes in Hong Kong

Pleasure and Leisure: A Glimpse of Children’s Pastimes in Hong Kong

Introduction

The Public Records Office (PRO) of the Government Records Service holds the “Pleasure and Leisure: A Glimpse of Children’s Pastimes in Hong Kong” exhibition at the Hong Kong Public Records Building starting from Feb 25 to showcase how children’s pastimes in Hong Kong evolved from the 1950s to the 1980s through the display of a variety of the PRO’s holdings.

The variety of the exhibits is enriched by the Hong Kong Museum of History and local toy collectors Mr Chong Hing-fai, Mr Ricky Lau and Mr Eddie Yuen who generously allow their precious toy collections be displayed in turn during the exhibition period.

The PRO has for the first time combined an exhibition with two public engagement programmes, namely “Childlike Innocence on Camera” and “Share the Joy”, inviting members of the public to contribute photographs taken from the 1950s to 1980s that depicted their childhood playtime and contribute plastic or metallic toys popular at any time during the same period.

The dedicated webpage (https://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/online/pal/en/index.html) for the exhibition contains reference resources, details of the aforementioned public engagement programmes and information of the upcoming roving exhibitions and talks under the same theme which will be held from the coming April to December at various Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

From Feb 25 onwards, “Pleasure and Leisure: A Glimpse of Children’s Pastimes in Hong Kong” exhibition is open at the Exhibition Hall, 2/F, Hong Kong Public Records Building, 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong. Opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. (closed on public holidays). Admission is free.

For enquiries or group visit reservations, please contact the Public Records Office at 2195 7700 during office hours.

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Organiser

Government Records Service

Date

25/2/2019 to 31/12/2019 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. from Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

Venue

Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Public Records Building (Address: 

2/F, Hong Kong Public Records Building, 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

, Kowloon)

Ticket Price

Free of charge

Enquiry Telephone No.

2195 7700

Enquiry Email Address

proinfo@grs.gov.hk

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