Po Leung Kuk Museum, Hong Kong

Po Leung Kuk Museum, Hong Kong

The Po Leung Kuk Museum, also known as the Po Leung Kuk Archives, is located at 66 Leighton Road, in Hong Kong. The museum is located in the Main Building of the Po Leung Kuk's Head quarters. The Museum consists of the three sectioned Exhibition Hall, The Old Hall, the Archives Office, the Research Room and two Archival Conservation Rooms. Out of all the rooms only the Exhibition Hall and the Old Hall and are open to public. The museum displays and houses the famous historic documents of Po Leung Kuk.

During the late 19th Century, Hong Kong was plagued by the increasing abduction and trafficking of women and children. These crimes were increasing in frequency and becoming a serious problem for the people of Hong Kong. On the 8th of November in the year 1878, a group of local Chinese people presented a petition to Sir John Pope Hennessy, the Governor of Hong Kong to set up the Po Leung Kuk in order to rescue the kidnapped victims.

“Po Leung”, translates to “protection of the young and the innocent” from the Chinese language. The organization has protected destitute women and children, prevented and resolved kidnappings, and also assisted the Secretary for Chinese Affairs (under British rule) in many matters.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30 - 17:30; Thursday: 10:00-17:00.

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Sight Name: Po Leung Kuk Museum
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong (See walking tours in Hong Kong)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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