Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark
Volcano Discovery Centre

  Volcano Discovery Centre

The Volcano Discovery Centre is an important education and visitor information centre of Hong Kong Geopark. The exhibits provide information about volcanoes and Hong Kong Geopark geotour routes. Free guided tours in the centre and paid guided geotours to geosites are conducted regularly for visitors.

Volcano Discover Centre      

Exhibit Highlights

  • hexagonal rock column model
  • showcase of a range of volcanic rock specimens
  • models that explain the mechanism of volcanic eruption
  • introductin of geological attractions around Sai Kung
  • tourist information and enrolment of geopark tours

 

  Sai Kung Waterfront Park (next to the Sai Kung Bus Terminus)

  9:00am to 5:00pm
(Closed on the first and second days of the Chinese New Year)

  (+852) 2394 1538

  website

  Guided Land and Boat Tour - Enrolment of tours

  Getting there:

Take the following public transports and get off at Sai Kung minibus/ bus terminal. Then walk to Volcano Discovery Centre.
(a) Bus No. 92 which runs between Diamond Hill MTR station and Sai Kung,
(b) Bus No. 96R which runs between Diamond Hill MTR station and Wong Shek Pier (Only on Sundays and Public Holidays),
(c) Bus No. 99 which runs between Ma On Shan Heng On Bus Terminus and Sai Kung,
(d) Bus No. 299X which runs between Sha Tin Central Bus Terminus and Sai Kung,
(e) Bus No. 792M which runs between Tseung Kwan O MTR station and Sai Kung,
(f) Minibus No. 1 which runs between Kowloon Bay (Telford Gardens) and Sai Kung,
(g) Minibus No. 1A which runs between Choi Hung MTR station and Sai Kung,
(h) Minibus No. 12 which runs between Po Lam and Sai Kung,
(i) Minibus No. 101M which runs between Hang Hau MTR station and Sai Kung.

 

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Geopark Visitor Centre

  Geopark Visitor Centre

With the support of the Lions Nature Education Foundation, the Hong Kong Geopark Visitor Centre introduces the geological history of Hong Kong and the attractions of geopark. Interactive elements are used to present geological and scientific knowledge in an easy-to-understand way, with special designs that cater for the needs of both children and adult.

Geopark Visitor Centre

Exhibit Highlights:

  • The oldest rock outcrops in the world and in China
  • Hand-made 3D miniature models of key geological features in Hong Kong
  • Explore the Rock Cycle through "The many adventures of magma"
  • Showcase of culture and historical items of people in Sai Kung

 

  Lions Nature Education Centre (Pak Kong, Sai Kung)

  9:30am to 4:30pm
(Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year)

  (+852) 2792 2234

  website

  Getting there:

Take the following public transports and get off at Pak Kong bus stop and then walk to the Centre.
(a) Bus No. 92 which runs between Diamond Hill MTR station and Sai Kung,
(b) Bus No. 96R which runs between Diamond Hill MTR station and Wong Shek Pier (Only on Sundays and Public Holidays),
(c) Bus No. 792M which runs between Tseung Kwan O MTR station and Sai Kung,
(d) Minibus No. 1 which runs between Kowloon Bay (Telford Gardens) and Sai Kung,
(e) Minibus No. 1A which runs between Choi Hung MTR station and Sai Kung,
(f) Minibus No. 12 which runs between Po Lam and Sai Kung,
(g) Minibus No. 101M which runs between Hang Hau MTR station and Sai Kung.

 

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Ap Chau Story Room

  Ap Chau Story Room

With strong support from the 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions (OSEAL) Forum and the Lions Nature Eduation Foundation, the Ap Chau Story Room was setup to illustrate Tanka culture and heritage, their settlement on Ap Chau and the traditional way of life there. The story room is managed by the local villagers who can act as guides to tell their first-hand stories of the past.

Ap Chau Story Room

Exhibit Highlights:

  • Timeline of Ap Chau community development history
  • Tanka people culture: clothing, food, language and life style
  • Fishing equipment Ap Chau people used in the past
  • Getting to know the red breccia on Ap Chau

 

  No.73 Ap Chau Village.
 

  10:00am to 4:00pm Every Sunday and Public Holidays
(Closed on weekdays (except public holidays) and the first three days of the Chinese New Year)

  Getting there:

Take the ferry operating between Ma Liu Shui to Kat O and Ap Chau on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays or join a local tour.

To take the ferry, visitors can travel by MTR East Rail and get off at the University Station, Exit B, then walk for about 15 minutes to Ma Liu Shui Landing Steps No.3 for the ferry service to Kat O and Ap Chau. The normal boat traveling time is about 2 hours. Visitors are advised to take the *ferry schedule into consideration in planning the trip.

Service days: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Fare: $90 return ticket (No single trip fare)
Booking & enquiries: 2555 9269 (Best Sonic Industrial Limited)
(subject to operator's announcement)

 

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Kat O Story Room

  Kat O Story Room

The centre is established with the full support from local and overseas Kat O islanders. Their contributions were coupled with a generous donation by the Fung Ying Seen Koon and sponsorship from the 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions (OSEAL) Forum and the Lions Nature Eduation Foundation,which made the project possible. Situated in the Tin Hau Temple, the oldest building on the island, the Kat O Story Room covers the heritage, history, stories and customs of Kat O.

Kat O Story Room      

Exhibit Highlights:

  • Unique community of Kat O: Hakka and boat dwelling people
  • School life in 1950-1960s
  • Explore the local festivals: Dajiu and Birthday of Tin Hau Goddess
  • Learn about the traditional decorations of the Kat O Tin Hau Temple

 

  143 Kat O Main Street.
(next to Tin Hau Temple)

  10:00am to 3:30pm
(Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year)

  Getting there:

Take the ferry operating between Ma Liu Shui to Kat O and Ap Chau on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays or join a local tour.

To take the ferry, visitors can travel by MTR East Rail and get off at the University Station, Exit B, then walk for about 15 minutes to Ma Liu Shui Landing Steps No.3 for the ferry service to Kat O and Ap Chau. The normal boat traveling time is about 2 hours. Visitors are advised to take the *ferry schedule into consideration in planning the trip.

Service days: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Fare: $90 return ticket (No single trip fare)
Booking & enquiries: 2555 9269 (Best Sonic Industrial Limited)
(subject to operator's announcement)

 

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Kau Sai Village Story Room

  Kau Sai Village Story Room

The Kau Sai Village Story Room was established with the cooperation of the Kau Sai villagers and the support of The 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions (OSEAL) Forum. The Story Room, which was converted from the Kau Sai Village Office, displays mainly Kau Sai Village fishing and cultural relics, and Hakka herb specimens. The exhibits provide visitors with information about the history and culture of Kau Sai Village and the importance of nature conservation.

Kau Sai Village Story Room

Exhibit Highlights:

  • Fishing culture of Kau Sai Village
  • Historical past of Kau Sai Chau
  • Explore the local festival: Birthday of Hung Shing
  • Know about Chinese medical herbs on Kau Sai Island

 

  No. 6A Kau Sai Village.
 

  10:00am to 4:00pm Every Sunday and Public Holidays
(Closed on weekdays (except public holidays) and the first three days of the Chinese New Year and 16 February to 8 March 2020)

  Getting there:

Join the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region Sea Tour at Volcano Discovery Centre

Join a Recommended Geopark Guide tour.

Hire a ferry at Sai Kung Pier.

 

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Tai Po Geoheritage Centre

  Tai Po Geoheritage Centre

Tai Po Geoheritage Center is an important education and tourist information center of the Hong Kong Geopark. Exhibits include the fishermen culture of Sam Mun Tsai Village and an overview of the history of the earth. Guided tours are organised regularly for tourists and students to visit the Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail.

Tai Po Geoheritage Centre      

Exhibit Highlights:

  • Fishermen culture of Sam Mun Tsai Fishing Village
  • Mural graphics that illustrates the 46 billion history of Earth
  • Hand-made 3D miniature model of Ma Shi Chau
  • Explore the rich coastal ecology of Ma Shi Chau

 

  No. 120 Sam Mun Tsai Road, Ting Kok, Tai Po

  9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Every Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays.
(Closed on the first and third days of Chinese New Year)

  (+852) 2667 0992

  website

  Getting there:

Take bus route 74K or green minibus 20K from Tai Po Market Station to Sam Mun Tsai and then walk to the centre.

 

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Siu Ying Story Room

  Siu Ying Story Room

Siu Ying Story Room is the fruition of joint efforts made by the seven Hing Chun Alliance villages of Sha Tau Kok and the Hong Kong Geopark. The story room occupies the space used by the expansion building of the former Siu Ying School. Established in the 1920’s, the school provided primary education to children from the seven villages for several decades. It is an important piece of collective memory. The content of the exhibition mainly comes from oral history interviews with the villagers and the historical materials they generously donated. Arranged in four themes ― History of Hing Chun Yeuk and the Seven Villages; Siu Ying School; Tai Ping Ching Chiu; Farming and Trade ― the exhibition presents the heritage and different lifestyles of the region. It is a wonderful reproduction of rural communities in bygone days.

Siu Ying Story Room

Exhibit Highlights:

  • 3D model of a traditional Hakka house
  • Excerpts of a radio drama about the Hing Chun Alliance
  • Videos records of the Da Jiu Festival
  • Highlights of villager interview videos

 

  Lai Chi Wo Village

  10:00am to 4:00pm Every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
(Closed on weekdays (except public holidays) and the first three days of the Chinese New Year)

  Getting there:

A ferry service runs between Ma Liu Shui and Lai Chi Wo on Sunday and Public Holidays. Visitors can travel by MTR East Rail and get off at the University Station, then leave station at Exit B and walk for about 15 minutes to Ma Liu Shui Landing No.3 for the ferry service. The normal boat traveling time is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Depart from Ma Liu Shui: 09:00am (Sunday and Public Holidays)
Depart from Lai Chi Wo: 15:30pm (Sunday and Public Holidays)
Fare: $50 single ticket; $80 return ticket (subject to operator’s announcement)
Enquiries: 2555 9269 (Best Sonic Industrial Limited)

Take green mini bus 20R at the minibus terminus at Tai Po Market MTR Station, get off at the Wu Kau Tang. Or take KMB 275R at Tai Po Market MTR station to Wu Kau Tang on weekends. It takes around 2 hours to hike from Wu Kau Tang to Lai Chi Wo.

56K minibus run between Fanling MTR station and Luk Keng, get off at Luk Keng and hike to Fung Hang, it takes a 2.5 hours to Lai Chi Wo.

 

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Other Museums

 

Stephen Hui Geological Museum

  Stephen Hui Geological Museum

It is located on the campus of the University of Hong Kong as part of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences, which has the role as a provider of Earth Science education in Hong Kong. The mission of the Stephen Hui Geological Museum is to provide an attractive object-based learning facility for understanding the nature and evolution of our planet to visitors of all ages and to inspire an appreciation of the dynamic natural world of Earth Sciences, its research and its application to daily life.

Stephen Hui Geological Museum

Exhibit Highlights:

  • Dynamic Earth
  • Earth Evolution
  • Earth Material
  • Geological History of Hong Kong

 

  James Lee Science Building, G/F & 1/F The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

  1:00pm to 6:00pm Mondays to Fridays (FREE ADMISSION)
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Public and University Holidays).
Weekday mornings are reserved for guided group tours.

  (+852) 2241 5472

  website

  Getting there:

You can visit the museum by MTR Island Line at the HKU Station Exit A/FB Level (turn left).

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Hong Kong Science Museum

  The Earth Science Gallery of the Hong Kong Science Museum

The new Earth Science Gallery of the Hong Kong Science Museum opened to the public on 23 April 2021. The gallery features around 30 sets of interactive exhibits, models and installations for visitors to better understand the causes of natural phenomena. It also showcases the rich diversity of Hong Kong's geology and displays invaluable and colourful minerals as well as rock specimens. Comprised of four areas, this new permanent gallery guides visitors through the secrets underneath the Earth's crust, and illustrates how its internal and external forces lead to drastic natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons. The amazing journey will inspire the public to consider the human impact exerted on the planet's system. The interactive models, installations and typhoon simulator at the gallery offer visitors unique insights into the power of nature.

The breathtaking geology of Hong Kong is also featured at the Earth Science Gallery through its display of rock specimens from different geological ages, such as samples from the hexagonal rock columns in the High Island region, part of the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. Visitors can view the stunning world-renowned scenery of the Geopark and learn more about Hong Kong's geology.

Hong Kong Science Museum      

Exhibit Highlights:

  • Earth: Our Home Planet
  • Roaring: Power within Our Planet
  • Shaping: External Forces of Our Planet
  • Breathtaking: The Stunning Geology of Hong Kong

 

  2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

  10:00am to 7:00pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  10:00am to 9:00pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
  10:00am to 5:00pm Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve.
(Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays), and the first two days of the Chinese New Year.)

  (+852) 2732 3232

  website

  Getting there:

You can take the MTR to the Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Around 18-minute walk along Cameron Road from B2 Exit towards the direction of Tsim Sha Tsui East.

 

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Enjoy Your Geopark Journey.

 

 

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