Public Heritage Tour: Discover The History and Transformation of The Victoria Barracks

Why We Recommend it

This free guided tour by The Asia Society offers the opportunity to explore and learn about the history and the transformation of the Victoria Barracks, a heritage building erected by the British Army in the mid-19th century.


Built between 1840s and 1874, the Victoria Barracks were one of the first British military compounds in Hong Kong. Part of the structure was demolished in the early 1980s as the site was being redeveloped for commercial use.

Some of the buildings within the barracks were preserved and graded as Historic Buildings, such as the Rawlinson House, Wavell House and the Former Explosives Magazine complex. The buildings are now part of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

During this guided tour led by the Asia Society Hong Kong, visitors will learn about the history of the site and its transformation into an arts and culture institution. The tour will highlight natural and man-made features, as well as the different measures employed to conserve and preserve its historical significance through architectural design.

The tour will be conduced in English at 12:00pm and in Cantonese at 12:45pm.


When: 25 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018 Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine – 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty – Central