Wun Yiu is the only kiln site to have been discovered in Hong Kong to date that is known to have produced porcelain in underglaze blue. Academics began studying the history of the site in the 1950s, and, in light of its historical significance, part of the area where remnants of the kiln were unearthed was declared a monument in 1983.
The former Regional Council and the Institute of Chinese Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong formed an archaeological team to conduct excavations of the kiln site in 1995 and 1999. With the generous assistance of the residents of Sheung Wun Yiu and Ha Wun Yiu villages, remnants of the kiln site were unearthed that illustrate the various stages of porcelain production from quarrying to kiln firing. The discoveries have also provided valuable material for the study of Hong Kong’s early industrial history, the history of Tai Po and private kilns in Guangdong.
Showcasing finds from the Ming and Qing dynasties, the exhibition introduces the history of Wun Yiu and the archaeological discoveries unearthed there. For more information, please see the pamphlet on the kiln site.
Address: Sheung Wun Yiu, Tai Po, the New Territories