Join an exceptional tour of three hidden spaces at Tai Kwun, often off-limits to the public due to conservation and operational considerations.
Get ready to climb the hidden stairs that brought defendants from the underground cell to the Magistracy. Next, enter the thick-walled prison cells transformed into backstage dressing rooms for performers and follow the underground tunnel to a secluded air raid shelter. Besides experiencing these historical spaces of submission, incarceration, security, and life protection, participants will learn the solutions and challenges of heritage conservation, the efforts being taken to preserve our site and develop a deeper understanding of criminal justice, punishment and rehabilitation, conflict and war.
The Hidden Spaces Tour will last 45 mins and involves staircase walks. Participants should consider their physical suitability and, if necessary, the need for carer help. Please read and agree to the Terms and Conditions (Notes on Hidden Spaces Tour) before registration.