Opened in early 2014, the University of Hong Kong Visitor Centre is housed in the Workmen’s Quarters of the former Elliot Pumping Station and Filters site of the Water Supplies Department. This red brick rectangular building is one of the two historic buildings that greets all visitors at the entrance of the HKU Centennial Campus.
Constructed in 1918-1919, the Workmen Quarters is a single storey brick communal residence with three bedrooms. It was a representative building that provided basic accommodation for workers and watchmen on Government’s work sites at that time. Its architectural qualities and proportions are simple and the Building is basically well preserved inside and out. It has been rated as a Grade III historic building by the Antiquities and Monuments Office and has been revitalized to become the HKU Visitor Centre.
As the University’s front door, the Visitor Centre is dedicated to introducing HKU to the public. We welcome prospective students, staffs, parents, alumni and all visitors to come to inquire and obtain their required information. Our Centre has a HKU branded souvenirs section and a publication reading area. You are welcome to purchase gifts and memorabilia or explore further details about the University at our reading area.