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Po Leung Kuk Museum

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Po Leung Kuk Museum

History of a Charity 
The Spirit of Hong Kong

Located in the headquarters of Po Leung Kuk in Causeway Bay, Po Leung Kuk Museum is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the charity’s cultural heritage. Through exhibitions, seminars and workshops, the Museum shares its century-long historical episodes to public through precious collections and unveils the Kuk’s connection with the Hong Kong society.

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Episodes of Po Leung Kuk since the 19th century

 

 

Protecting the Innocent

Protecting the Innocent

Po Leung Kuk was originally established as an anti-kidnapping society by Chinese merchants to counter the then prevalent crime of kidnapping of women and children. Gradually, the society also reached out to refugees and victims of domestic abuses, and became one of the earliest social welfare providers for Chinese in the city.

Educating the Youth

Educating the Youth

In the 1950s, the Kuk noticed the increase of children lacking education and its Board of Directors contributed towards the creation of a free evening school, which brought not only education, but also food relief to children from poor backgrounds.

 A Living Heritage

A Living Heritage

The Main Building is the oldest architecture in the Po Leung Kuk headquarters. Built in 1932, it is registered as a Grade 2 Historic Building. Despite its long history, the Main Building continues to serve as the home of the Kuk’s children. A museum is also opened in the building to allow visitors to experience its historical atmosphere.

Home for Culture

Home for Culture

The headquarters of Po Leung Kuk has preserved stone couplets and inscriptions from the past decades. Composed and written by famous literati from the Qing Dyansty, the commemorative works hold enormous artistic and cultural values.

 

 

 

Our Services

We collect, compile, preserve and conserve the Kuk’s cultural treasures to participate in the safeguarding of Hong Kong’s history.

 

 

Cultural Exhibition

Cultural Exhibition

The Museum opens to public for free. A permanent exhibition is offered to showcase the evolution of the charity’s services and items related to Hong Kong’s society, while a thematic exhibition is hosted regularly with intriguing topics to display the untold stories of the Kuk.

 

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Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Guided tours are provided by appointments, with a dedicated guide introducing the history of Po Leung Kuk and the Museum’s exhibits. Organisations, schools, social service units and cultural groups are welcome to apply for our tours.

 

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Workshops and Seminars

Workshops and Seminars

The Museum regularly organises workshops to instruct traditional craftsmanship to public. Seminars are held as well with academic societies to promote the Kuk’s history and collection. Please stay tune on our Facebook page for announcements.

 

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Academic Research

Academic Research

The Museum manages the items and documents of Po Leung Kuk that has been accumulated since the late 19th century, including minutes, statements, photographs, admittance records and annual reports.

We welcome academic members to apply for access to conduct research.

 

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Opening Hours and Address

66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
2277 8468
2895 3935
Monday to Saturday 09:30 - 17:30
Close on Sundays and Public Holidays
Free Admission

To Reach Us

After arriving at the headquarters of Po Leung Kuk, please walk along Caroline Hill Road to the intersection with Link Road. Enter through the archway with motorway. The Museum is in the white-coloured Main Building on ground floor.

Suggested Transportation

港鐵
MTR – Reach Causeway Bay Station and take exit F. Walk along Yun Ping Road to reach Leighton Road.
巴士
Bus – 8X, 10, 19, 601, 678, 680 lines reach Leighton Road directly.
小巴
Minibus – 39M, 40, 56 reach Leighton Road directly.

 

No public parking space available