Asia Society Hong Kong Centre

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Timings : 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, Hong Kong Overview

Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, located at the Justice Drive in Admiralty Hong Kong, is a cultural, intellectual and historical centre which is associated with the famous Asia Society. The motive of this non-profit organisation is to educate people about Asia. The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre holds several exhibitions along with heritage tours, workshops, and lectures, on a regular basis.

Asia Society Hong Kong Centre was designed by the popular architect duo, Tod Williams and Billie Tsein. The building represents the old ad the new as its unique architecture emerged out of the four military buildings which were developed as the Military Barracks by the English Army in the 19th century. The building has been restored, redeveloped and conserved extensively in order to turn it into a cultural and intellectual hub with a significant historic background.

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Exhibitions at Asia Society Hong Kong Centre

  • The first permanent exhibition includes the Heritage site, which gives an extensive knowledge about the history of Hong Kong and how it developed and matured over time culturally and traditionally. The main focus of this exhibition is on Hong Kong during the colonial time with its maritime history. There are many magazine rooms and other models, etc. extensively discussing Hong Kong as a colony.

  • There is a Sculpture Garden, which houses some of the most beautiful modern architectural wonders. The garden is at a height and on top of the building, so apart from enjoying the architectural marvels, one can also look at the stunning Hong Kong skyline

  • There is a separate exhibition hall and gallery at Asia Society which hosts different types of exhibitions at regular intervals. These provides a great insight into the cultural and intellectual history of Hong Kong.

Tips

1. There is a rooftop garden at the top of the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre which must not be missed. Aslo, there is an adjoining restaurant which is famous for its delicious meals.
2. Many performances, lectures and workshops are also held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre. Visitors can check the schedule of these activities on the official website.

How To Reach Asia Society Hong Kong Centre

To reach Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, one can take the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) to the Admiralty Station and exit from C1 which will open at the Queensway Plaza. From there, take the footbridge to Pacific Place at Level 2 and then take the escalator, go straight and then turn left towards the Justice Drive. Another convenient way is to hire a cab which is easily available all over Hong Kong. 

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