King Yin Lei public open days to be held in October

The Commissioner for Heritage's Office (CHO) of the Development Bureau will hold two open days at King Yin Lei, a declared monument, on October 19 and 20 (Saturday and Sunday). Admission is free.

A spokesman for the Development Bureau today (September 27) said, "As in the previous open days held during June to August this year, the open days this time will also have additional admission quotas set aside for non-profit-making organisations to cater for different sectors in the community."

Additional admission quotas will also be reserved for secondary school students as an extended activity to the "Conserve and Revitalise @ Hong Kong Heritage - Liberal Studies Teaching Kit" published by the CHO.

A total of 7 200 tickets for these two public open days will be distributed to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on October 5 and 6 (Saturday and Sunday).

Distribution venues are as follows:

* Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (from 10am to 6pm)
* Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong Park, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong (from 10am to 5pm)
* Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories (from noon to 6pm on October 5 and 10am to 6pm on October 6)

Each open day at King Yin Lei will have two morning sessions, from 9.30am to 11am and 11am to 12.30pm, and two afternoon sessions, from 2pm to 3.30pm and 3.30pm to 5pm.

Each person can obtain a maximum of four tickets for any one session. Tickets that remain undistributed on October 6 will be distributed at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre from the following day (October 7). The Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is open Mondays to Fridays (except Thursdays) from 10am to 6pm and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 7pm.

King Yin Lei is located at 45 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong. As no parking facilities are available, visitors are advised to use the following public transport to access the venue:

* New World First Bus Route No. 15 (Central - The Peak)
* New World First Bus Route No. 15B (Tin Hau Station - The Peak) (operates on Sundays and public holidays only)
* Green Minibus Route No. 26 (Lee Garden Road, Causeway Bay - King Yin Lei)

For further information, please visit the heritage conservation website (, call 2848 6230 or email

Ends/Friday, September 27, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:20