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Current Exhibition

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Inheriting Cantonese Opera: An Operatic Role in Po Leung Kuk

Leslie Kwing-Wai Lam Exhibition Hall
6/2023 - 5/2023


Po Leung Kuk’s charity fundraising events aim not only to raise funds for charitable causes, but also to provide entertainment for the community. Cantonese opera was widely popular in Hong Kong during the 1950s, and the Kuk held its first Cantonese opera fundraising event in 1952. Since then, many renowned performers have staged countless popular plays for the Kuk. Today, the social role of Cantonese opera may have changed, the Kuk remains dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture by integrating its essence into various services.  


Showcasing historic archival records and photos, the exhibition revisits classical performances staged for Po Leung Kuk, exploring the changing social roles of Cantonese opera.


Online Visit 


Exhibition Hall


Permanant Exhibition

Leslie Kwing-Wai Lam Exhibition Hall

Services of Po Leung Kuk cover different stratum of Hong Kong's society, creating an inseparable relation between the Kuk and the social welfare development of Hong Kong. In chronical order, the permanant exhibition traces the evolution of Po Leung Kuk since late 19th century, from an organisation to prevent kidnapping to one of the largest social service organisation in Hong Kong, and showcases its importance of the Kuk in Hong Kong society and history. Exhibits included various documents and artifacts from 1878 when the Kuk was established, and valuable first hand records which tells the unique story and traditionis of Po Leung Kuk.


Virtual Tour 


Past Exhibition 


Po Leung Kuk 145th Anniversary: Building Charity with Benevolence


"Po Leung Kuk 145th Anniversary: Building Charity with Benevolence" Special Exhibition

Exhibition Halls 3, 4 & 5, Hong Kong Heritage Museum
18/10/2023 - 19/2/2024


Po Leung Kuk is a household name in Hong Kong. The words “Po Leung” refer to “baochi anliang” (protection of the young and the innocent), reflecting one of Po Leung Kuk’s most important social functions since the late 19th century – rescuing and protecting destitute women and children. After 145 years, the services of Po Leung Kuk today have reached far beyond the protection of women and children. Along with social and economic development, Po Leung Kuk’s services have been expanded to include vocational training in the Kuk, general education outside the Kuk, and since the 1980s, recreation, elderly and medical services.
This exhibition begins with the Kuk’s residential services – the oldest services offered, documenting the children’s journey from entering and staying in the Kuk to leaving it. This is a journey of mutual help and perseverance in adversity. We invite visitors to embark on the Po Leung journey with us and revisit the precious memories of Hong Kong people.


Online Visit



Nine Decades at the Main Building: Thematic Exhibition at the Po Leung Kuk Museum

Kwan Ti Hall, Main Building corridors and Leslie Kwing-Wai Lam Exhibition Hall
7/2022 - 5/2023


Completed in 1932, the Po Leung Kuk Main Building has been the home of destitute women and children. It is also the Headquarters where important decisions are made, and charity traditions are carried forward by directors and fellows. Located in Causeway Bay, the Main Building has been a testament to the development of Kuk’s work in the district.


As rapid development of Hong Kong since the 20th century transformed the cityscape, the Main Building also witnessed the same growth of the district and the society; its surroundings expanded gradually with new buildings to meet its latest needs, forming into a multipurpose Headquarters we have today. To commemorate the 90th Anniversary of Po Leung Kuk Main Building cum 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR, this exhibition aspires to bring visitors on a journey to revisit the origin and development of the Main Building, and displays the evolution of Po Leung Kuk as the society’s need for social welfare evolved.


Online Visit




A Place To Call Home: Po Leung Kuk Museum Historic Photo Exhibition
Online Exhibition


Using "Home" as the main theme, this exhibition walks you through moments of Po Leung Kuk oldest residence service , and traces the steps Po Leung Kuk has taken with the community. Divided into three parts: Happy Childhood, Protection and Shelter, and Care and Nurture, the exhibition showcases historic phototographs of the Kuk's children residents from 1950s to 1970s, allowing the public to take a glimpse on their daily life and "visit" the place they called "home". Togather with interviews of former residents, we invite you to hear the heartwarming Po Leung stories told by former Kuk residents, and feel the warmth of Po Leung Kuk services.


Kwan Ti Hall

Converging Benevolence:
Television and Movie Fundraising

Leslie Kwing-Wai Lam Exhibition Hall
1/12/2019 - 1/2/2022


Development of Po Leung Kuk is supported by the continuous goodwill of donors and the indispensable contribution of the public. With the popularisation of mass entertainment like movie and television in the 1960s, Po Leung Kuk followed the trend and started to organise fundraising events on various media platforms, using the appeal from celebrities and array of spectacular shows to raise public awareness on the charitable work of Po Leung Kuk. 


 Online Visit 





"Boundless Compassion: The Origin of Po Leung Kuk Rehabilitation Service" Historic Photo Exhibition


This online thematic exhibition focuses on the Kuk’s rehabilitation service. Featuring historic photos from the 1970s and 1980s, the exhibition traces the origin and important milestones, and brings visitor on a retrospective view at the path of the history of this meaningful service.