Government House open to the public on March 5

     Government House will be open to the public on March 5 (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 can enjoy music 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 to share 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 27 last year, and it drew nearly 5 400 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. The visitors' routing is one-way only. 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, February 26, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:00