Magazine, Victoria Barracks [????- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Magazine, Victoria Barracks [????- ]

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We had some friends stay at the Conrad Hotel last week. Here's the view from their window, showing the re-development of the old Magazine site nearly finished. If you zoom right in you can see there's still a short section of the railway tracks in front of the flat-roofed building between the two red-roofed buildings.

Magazine after Asia Society re-development

Phil asked:

Anybody been yet? I may make an effort over the next few weeks, but was wondering if anyone had any comments?

I was around that area last weekend, and called in for a quick look around. Access to the open areas is free, and it's a pleasant area to wander around. I see they also offer guided tours - I'd be interested to hear feedback from anyone who has been on the tour.

I'll upload a few photos next.

Regards, David

My firm AGC Design Ltd. is the project architect


This is Asia Society Hong Kong Center. I'm sorry that it has taken us so long to reply, but I have just come across this post and wanted to update anyone who is interested about our heritage site tours. We have public tours (Cantonese and English) scheduled on certain weekends, and can also organise private tours for interested groups - all the information and contact details are on our website (see above previous post). Or I can arrange one specially for Gwulo members via this post.

I also have a question for anyone who is familiar with British military equipment. I would like to find out what type of oil lantern would have been used on our site, around the time that Magazine B was built - circa 1906, can anyone help?

Many thanks, Jade