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Nine Decades at the Main Building:
Thematic Exhibition at the Po Leung Kuk Museum




7/2022 - 5/2023



Po Leung Kuk Museum, Main Building
66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong


Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 09:30-17:30
Close on Sundays and Public Holidays


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The "Po Leung Kuk Main Building Elevation Animated Evolution" video was produced by the Department of Architecture of Chu Hai College of Higher Education.

Exhibition Introduction

Completed in 1932, the Po Leung Kuk Main Building has been the home of destitute women and children. It is also the Headquarters where important decisions are made, and charity traditions are carried forward by directors and fellows. Located in Causeway Bay, the Main Building has been a testament to the development of Kuk’s work in the district.


As rapid development of Hong Kong since the 20th century transformed the cityscape, the Main Building also witnessed the same growth of the district and the society; its surroundings expanded gradually with new buildings to meet its latest needs, forming into a multipurpose Headquarters we have today. To commemorate the 90th Anniversary of Po Leung Kuk Main Building cum 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR, this exhibition aspires to bring visitors on a journey to revisit the origin and development of the Main Building, and displays the evolution of Po Leung Kuk as the society’s need for social welfare evolved.  

Exhibition Activities

Educational Workshop

amo workshop

“Po Leung Kuk Main Building” Cookie Workshop

(Co-organised with The Antiquities and Monuments Office)

Let’s turn cookies into canvas to draw your Po Leung Kuk (PLK) Main Building! The cookie decoration workshop is organised by the Antiquities and Monuments Office and Po Leung Kuk Museum, our instructors will teach you techniques to show the architectural features of the PLK Main Building on the cookies with chocolate pens. Yummy, fun and educational... the workshop is definitely a perfect weekend family activity!

*For environment protection, please bring along your own food containers to pack the cookies back home.


Date: 29 October 2022 (Sat)

Time2:45 – 4:15 pm (Session 1)

          4:30 – 6:00 pm (Session 2)

VenueActivity Room, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

TutorInstructors from “Tasty ONE”, a social enterprise of PLK

Quota: 10 pairs of parent with child per session


Fee: Free of charge

Enrollment deadline: 5 pm, 24 October 2022 (Mon)

Enrollment enquiries: 2208 4438 / [email protected]

*Application results will be sent by email after deadline. If the quota exceeds, participants will be selected by lot drawing. All applicants will be notified of the result by email. If there are places left after the deadline, applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.


Registration ends. Thank you for your support!

UOB Art in ink Workshop

(Co-organised with UOB and UOB Academy)


Date: 5 Nov 2022 (Sat)


Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Age: Art lover aged 12 or above
Quota: 24 persons


Time: 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Age: Child aged 5-12 accompanied by 1 parent
Quota: 12 pairs of parent-child (1 child & 1 parent)


Venue: Kwan Ti Hall
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free of charge

*Free of charge, with essential supplies for gongbi painting included. 
※First come first served. Successful applicant would receive confirmation email.


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UOB workshop




Public Lectures

The exhibition will feature public lectures hosted by professional speakers to review the history and architectural features of Main Building. All lectures are free of charge.

The following lectures are jointly organised by Po Leung Kuk Museum and Antiquities and Monuments Office

In-person and online attendance (Zoom) available

Basic Information

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Language: Cantonese

Quota: 110 seats (first-come-first-served basis)

August 13, 2022 (Sat) 3-5pm

The Three Generations of Po Leung Kuk Headquarter: From Sheung Wan to Causeway Bay

Ms Yeung Sau-ling, Sally

Curator, Po Leung Kuk Museum



Lecture Video

     (Cantonese Only)

August 27, 2022 (Sat) 3-5pm

Nine Decades at the Main Building: the Historical Evolution and the Development of Po Leung Kuk‘s Philanthropic works

Dr Liang Zhi-yong, Calvin

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Chu Hai College of Higher Education


This lecture conducted in-person only. 


September 3, 2022 (Sat) 3-5pm

Grand Old Families of Hong Kong: Porcelain Photos at Kwan Ti Hall, Po Leung Kuk

Dr Ting Sun-pao, Joseph

Adjunct Professor, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lecture Video 

      (Cantonese Only)

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the lectures may be rescheduled or delivered online only. Please refer to our latest announcements for details.

The following lectures are organised by Po Leung Kuk Museum

In-person attendance   Conducted in Cantonese

September 10, 2022 (Sat) 2-4pm

Beyond the Hanlin Academy: tracing calligraphy of Chinese literati in Po Leung Kuk

Mr Westley Wong

Visiting Lecturer, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Editor-in-Chief of Now Loading


Venue: Kwan Ti Hall, Po Leung Kuk Headquarters, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


Lecture Video 

      (Cantonese Only)


September 17, 2022 (Sat) 2-4pm

Forgotten Stories in the past century: houses owned by Chinese families in Happy Valley

Mr Douglas Ho




Venue: Young Artist in Residence @ V54, 54 Village Road, Village Rd, Happy Valley


Lecture Video 

      (Cantonese Only)

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, please refer to our latest announcements for lecture details.

Highlight Exhibits

The Main Building at Po Leung Kuk Headquarters is the main theme of this exhibition. To showcase the building's feature and evolution of the Kuk's services, the exhibition features a selection of items from the Museum archival collection, including documents, plans, newspaper clppings, photos and building models, etc.

Main Building Insider Tour

(Video in Cantonese with English subtitles)

Venture with our curator into the areas usually blocked off from public visit in the Main Building and discover those lesser-known Po Leung Stories!

Po Leung Diner

Po Leung Yummy

Low Profile Philanthropist


Po Leung Kuk Athletic Park



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