Government House open to the public on April 1

     Government House will be open to the public on April 1 (Sunday) from 10am to 5pm.

     Visitors can view the flowers and trees in the garden and see the places where the Chief Executive holds official functions and receives dignitaries in Government House. There will be free guided tours for visitors to learn more about the history and architectural features of the distinguished building.

     "Visitors will enjoy musical performances by the Hong Kong Police Band and student ensembles while strolling in the garden," a government spokesman said.  

     "Display boards and two-dimensional barcodes will also be set up, showing the history, architecture and important moments of Government House. Visitors with mobile devices that have photo-taking and Internet functions and related 2D barcode software may browse information about Government House and the flowers."

     The previous Government House open day was held on November 13 last year, and it drew more than 3,800 visitors.  

     A large number of visitors are anticipated on the day. To ensure that those already in the queue can be admitted in time, queuing outside Government House may be stopped before 5pm.

     Visitors will enter the garden through the east gate on Upper Albert Road and leave through the main gate. They are encouraged to arrive by public transport.  

     Visitors may visit the website of Government House ( for details of the open day.

     Government House is a declared monument under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance.  

Ends/Sunday, March 25, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:00