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The Exterior of Fung Ping Shan Building, The University of Hong Kong
Fung Ping Shan Building, originally named Fung Ping Shan Library, was constructed in 1931 as a library for the Chinese book collection of The University of Hong Kong, and was named after its donor, the late Mr. Fung Ping Shan, who was an eminent Chinese entrepreneur and enthusiastic promoter of Chinese education in Hong Kong. It was opened on 14 December 1932 by Sir William Peel, the then Governor of Hong Kong.

During the Second World War, the building was used as a repository of books for private individuals, schools and government organisations. In 1953, the Museum of Chinese Art and Archaeology was established with exhibitions being held in one of the rooms in Fung Ping Shan Library. In 1962, the book collections of Fung Ping Shan Library were transferred to the newly constructed Main Library of The University of Hong Kong. The original library building was converted into Fung Ping Shan Museum and was officially opened in 1964. It was renamed the University Museum and Art Gallery in 1994, before its new wing, the T.T. Tsui Building, was opened to the public in 1996. The museum is the oldest one of its kind in continuous operation in Hong Kong.

Fung Ping Shan Building was designed by Leigh and Orange. This three-storey, symmetrically constructed building has a fan-shaped floor plan with a rounded central section. The facade is mainly constructed of red brick and is elegantly decorated with giant pilasters, windows architraves, pediments and moulded cornice and parapet. The atrium features a high-level gallery supported on octagonal columns, which is lit by a prominent skylight on the roof.


  The Exterior of Fung Ping Shan Building, The University of Hong Kong
address Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong (Plan)
Opening Hours

Please browse the following website for the opening hours of the University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong:

Figure : Transport
  HKU Station

23 North Point Ferry Pier – Pokfield Road
40 Wan Chai Ferry Pier – Wah Fu (North)
40M Admiralty (Central Government Offices) – Wah Fu (North)
103 Wong Tai Sin (Chuk Yuen Estate) – Pokfield Road

Minibus (Green)
8 Central (Exchange Square) – Baguio Villas (Lower)
10 Causeway Bay (Jaffe Road) – Cyberport Public Transport Interchange
22 Central (Exchange Square) – Pok Fu Lam Gardens
22s Central (Central Ferry Pier) – Pok Fu Lam Gardens
28 Causeway Bay (Sun Wui Road) – Baguio Villa (Upper)
31 Causeway Bay (Jaffe Road) – Tin Wan Estate



The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.