Government House, the official residence of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, will be open to the public on Sunday 26th November 2017 from 10am to 5 pm. The Open Day, which was instituted in 1968, allows the historic building to be accessible to the public.
Open Days are held twice a year, usually during weekends, providing visitors opportunities to admire the well-manicured gardens of azaleas and rhododendrons. Visitors are also allowed a glimpse of the drawing room, dining room and ballroom rooms where the Chief Executive holds official functions and receives dignitaries in Government House. Guided tours will also be available for visitors to learn more about the history and architectural features of the distinguished building.
The public can also listen to music performances by the Hong Kong Police Band and student ensembles while strolling in the garden. Interactive display boards with two-dimensional barcodes will give visitors information about the history, architecture and important moments of the Government House with the use of mobile phones and related 2D barcode software.
Located at the Upper Albert Road in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, Government House was constructed in 1855 as a Colonial Renaissance style, but was significantly remodeled during the Japanese occupation, resulting in its current unique blend of Eastern and Western designs.
No admission fee is charged during Open Day. Visitors' entrance is at the east gate on Upper Albert Road while exit is through the main gate.