|Date :||October 5, 2019 (Sat)|
|Meeting point :||Renaissance Harbour View Hong Kong – Lower Lobby|
|Address :||1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong|
|Duration :||Approximately 7 hours|
The tour will begin with a visit to The University Museum & Art Gallery, which has an impressive permanent collection of ceramics and bronzes dating from the Neolithic period to the Qing Dynasty (1664-1911), as well as traditional and modern paintings from the Ming (1368-1644) to the 21st century. Chief among the collections are the Museum’s ceramics, which show the extraordinary achievements of the Chinese potter from Neolithic painted pottery jars, to decorative porcelains of the Qing Dynasty. Other highlights are Chinese bronzes that include ritual vessels dating to the Shang (c. 1600–c. 1100 BC) and Western Zhou (c.1100–771 BC) periods, and a comprehensive collection of mirrors dating from the Eastern Zhou (770–256 BC) period to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The Museum also contains the largest known collection of Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368) Nestorian crosses in the world, as well as a collection of carvings in jade, wood and stone.
The tour will then proceed to the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, which aspires to offer the best heritage and arts experiences, and to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, performing arts and history in the community. Tai Kwun is one of the most significant revitalisation projects in Hong Kong, comprising three declared monuments – the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison. Visitors will be immersed in the rich heritage of the unique historical compound, while the tour offers insights into the history of Hong Kong and its distinctive character as a major world city, as well as taking in contemporary art exhibitions in the complex.
After lunch at The Chinese Library, an elegant colonial-style restaurant in Tai Kwun, specialising in Hong Kong’s favourite Chinese dishes presented with a contemporary touch, the tour will continue to visit PMQ. PMQ, “Police Married Quarters”, is a revitalisation project initiated by the HKSAR Government in 2009. With more than a century of history, the site first served as the Central School’s campus, then as the dormitory for rank-and-file police officers and today, is a creative landmark. Comprising several storeys, PMQ has been revitalised as a hub for creative and design industries and has become a vibrant platform for supporting up-and-coming creative talent as well as fostering a community of patrons and lovers of creativity, design and heritage.
Tour package (minimum 10 pax or above)
Without lunch: HK$ 660 per person
With lunch: HK$ 1,150 per person
– Private coach rental
– Hong Kong English-speaking guide
– (With / without) lunch at The Chinese Library
Please contact Priscilla Wan for registration at +852 2731 3108 or Priscilla.firstname.lastname@example.org.