Through acquisitions and public donations, the Museum has established a collection of over 14,000 historical pictures dating from the 1860s, which depict various facets of life in Hong Kong. The majority of the photographs show the streets and everyday life of Hong Kong before the Japanese occupation. These historical photographs are now available at our Resource Centre for public viewing and reference. For enquiries and making appointments, please contact our Resource Centre at 2724 9009 or 2724 9033.
Pottinger Street, Central District, Hong Kong Island, c. 1905-1910
Praya after the completion of the Reclamation in 1873, it would later be renamed Des Voeux Road, c. 1878-1880
Chinese lady in a costume of Qing period, pre-1912.
Kowloon-Canton Railway, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, terminus and clock tower were just completed, c. 1916.
Race Course, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, 1873. Wong Nai Chung Village is visible at the far end of the Valley.
Hong Kong waterfront, Central District, Hong Kong Island, c.1938. The magnificent new Hongkong and Shanghai Bank could be seen (completed in 1935).
Hong Kong's first City Hall, Central District, Hong Kong Island, c.1875.
Pedder Street and the Clock Tower, Central District, Hong Kong Island, c.1870s.
Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong Island, c.1910.
Peak Tram Terminus, Garden Road, Hong Kong Island, c. the 1920s.
The Hong Kong Club, Central District, Hong Kong Island, c.1900.
Queen's College, Junction of Aberdeen Street and Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island, c.1900.
Hong Kong Waterfront, Central District, Hong Kong Island, c.1890-1900.
Hong Kong Waterfront, Hong Kong Island, c.1905-1910.
Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, c.1920.
Bridge over Bowington Canal, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, c. the 1920s.
Street Barbers, Hong Kong, c. the 1920-1930s.
Connaught Road Central near Triangular Pier in the, c.1910s.
Alexandra Building, Central District, Hong Kong Island, c.1910-1920.
Statue Square, Central District, c. the 1910s.