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Bear in heritage journey with Ar Me

Bear in heritage journey with Ar Me

First stop: Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (7A Kennedy Road) )

Features: It is also known as the Cassels Block and is a Grade 1 historic building. It was also one of the Victoria Barracks for married soldiers built in early twentieth century. The building style is rather rare in Hong Kong as it was built in the Edwardian Classical Revival style and is composed of four terraced buildings to accommodate the steep terrain.

Tips for visiting: It is located within the Hong Kong Park with convenient transportation and opens to public.

Opening Hours of Gallery: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm daily (Closed on Tuesday)

Tel: 2521 3008

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Second stop: University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong (94 Bonham Road)

Features: It is also the former Hong Kong University Fung Ping Shan Museum, as a Grade 1 historic building. The three-storey Fung Ping Shan Museum was originally erected in 1932 as a library for Chinese books. Named after its donor, the building consists of masonry on the ground level surmounted by a two-storey red brick structure with applied ornamental columns topped by a pediment over its entrance.

Tips for visiting: It is located near the Exit A2 of the HKU station and the front door of HKU in Bonham Road with convenient transportation. It opens to public

Opening Hours:Monday to Saturday; 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Closed on public holidays

Tel: 2241 5500

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Third stop: Pottinger Street (Pottinger Street)

Features: It is a shortcut connecting Queen’s Road and Hollywood Road and is a Grade 1 historic street. Owing to its steepness, stone slabs were unevenly paved on it to facilitate walking and allow rainwater to flow down along either side. In 1858, the government named it “Pottinger Street” to commemorate the first governor of Hong Kong. But as the whole street was paved with slabs of stone, the local Chinese called it “Stone Slab Street”.

Tips for visiting: Open to public throughout the year. You may consider holding hands with your friends to avoid slipping

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Fourth stop: Staff Quarters of the Elliot Treatment Works (77 Pok Fu Lam Road)

Features: It is a Grade 3 historic building, and currently the University of Hong Kong Visitor Centre and the Hong Kong University Press bookstore.

The Elliot Treatment Works together with the staff quarters were constructed in the early 20th century. The treatment works was used to treat raw water from Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. The water was supplied to the consumers in the western district of Hong Kong Island. However, owing to economic reasons, the treatment works has been decommissioned since 11 September 1993. Most of the facilities of the treatment works have been demolished for development of other important waterworks installations。

Tips for visiting: You may take off at the Exit C1 of the HKU Station and reach the venue through covered walkway, so even in rainy days you won’t get wet. You may also visit the new visitor center and bookstore for some decent souvenirs.

Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily, Monday to Saturday (Closed on public holidays and university holidays)

Tel: 3917 7853

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 Know more:

1) What is Grade 1/ Grade 2/ Grade 3 Historic Buildings?

2) What is Declared Monuments?

(Reference: Antiquities and Monuments Office)