Amidst the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Observatory Headquarters enjoys a serenity uncharacteristic of this hectic business area. It is surrounded by rich fauna and flora, some of which quite uncommon in Hong Kong. The guided tour will take the visitors backward in time to trace the development of the Observatory in the past 130 years. Visitors can see how weather forecasts are made and how technology is put to use. They will also have a chance to visit elegant historical buildings and appreciate the history of the Observatory.
In general, tours for individuals will be arranged on Saturdays. Each tour will last for about 1.5 hours. Visitors will be guided by voluntary docents of the interest group "The Friends of the Observatory", who will provide explanations in Cantonese. Members of the public interested in joining the tours can enroll on-line at the following webpage (in Chinese). The period of on-line enrollment is ten days starting from noon on the second working day of each month. Furthermore, members of the public can also download individuals enrollment form by clicking here and enroll the tour by mail. Please refer to the enrollment webpage or form for timetable of the tours.
The Observatory also arranges guided tours for schools or groups, please download the groups enrollment form by clicking here. For timetable and the details of the tours, please refer to the enrollment form.