Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts is situated in the restored Central Police Station compound. It comprises 16 heritage buildings which integrate with two new iconic buildings JC Contemporary and JC Cube to provide space for art exhibitions and performances as well as a selection of restaurants and shops to offer culturally meaningful experiences.
The compound has a history of 170 years. The restoration of Tai Kwun is one of the most significant revitalization projects in Hong Kong. It does not only serve the purpose of promoting heritage conservation, but also to turn it into a cultural landmark for providing performance art spaces. Planning work commenced in 2006 and after 12 years of design, public consultation and actual construction and conversation works, the project was completed in May 2018 and Tai Kwun was open to the public in phases.
Visitors can explore the historical remains in the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison. The architectural features are particularly familiar to the green-age group, many of whom were brought up during the colonial time.
Apart from its historical value, Tai Kwun offers a wide range of venues for theatrical performances, music, dance and movies. Regular workshops are also held on all kinds of art themes. If you are a fan of handicrafts, Tai Kwan is a place where you can spend time with your friends and discover happy surprises. For more details, please check their current and upcoming activities at https://www.taikwun.hk/en/programme
On dining, Tai Kwun is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of local culture. You can discover different local and international cuisines from 14 gorgeous restaurants and bars, such as caterers such as fusion eatery Old Bailey
, The bar at the Armoury
which opens all day, Parisian Café Claudel
and cosy hc:Bistro
which supports people with intellectual disabilities.
Apart from dining facilities, there is a big selection of shops for visitors to look out for books, pottery, tailor-made clothes, gifts, etc. Some of the shops organize regular workshops for visitors to share interest together. Click here
to know more details of stores in Tai Kwun.
About Tai Kwun
Address: 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
(Gates with barrier free access: Bauhinia House Gate, Pottinger Gate)
Tai Kwun Site: 10am - 11pm
Visitor Centre: 10am - 8pm
Admission fee: Free
It is easier to access to Tai Kwun during peak times when you have Tai Kwun Pass
. Get it here: https://www.taikwun.hk/en/visit/taikwun_pass