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The “Archives 50 Years” exhibition

The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Government Records Service (GRS) and a major milestone for the GRS. On this special occasion, the GRS hosts a thematic exhibition and organises a series of events under the theme of “Archives 50 Years”. The “Archives 50 Years” exhibition, featuring 50 themes closely related to people’s daily lives under the four categories namely “Food”, “Land and Housing”, “Transport” and “Recreation”, is open from today (October 11) onwards. The exhibition unveils 50 stories behind the archival records. Visitors could shuttle in the past and explore Hong Kong in the old days. Members of the public can find the 50 stories and the precious archival images by browsing the online exhibition. They can also visit the Exhibition Hall in person to view a selection of 10 themes displayed. The exhibition opens from Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5.45pm (except for public holidays), in the Exhibition Hall on the second floor of the Hong Kong Public Records Building (Building), 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong. Admission is free. The GRS also launches a thematic website to showcase the development of the GRS over the past five decades and our valuable holdings, and share some interesting behind-the-scene stories of the GRS staff at work.  More information of the activities will be released on the GRS website. The Public Records Office (PRO) will also share interesting stories about the exhibition and the work of the GRS staff on its Facebook page. In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, members of the public are advised to pay attention to our latest announcement prior to the visit to the Building. For enquiries, please call 2195 7700 or email proinfo@grs.gov.hk.