Government Records Service (GRS) plays a key role in the management of recorded
information for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. It is
responsible for developing a record-keeping program that enables bureaux and departments
to manage information resources appropriate to their purpose. In our time of rapid
technological change, this responsibility is an exciting challenge for staff that
contribute to the success of government today while identifying and preserving
the record of government, for tomorrow.
Government Records Service includes the Record Systems
Development Office, Records Management and Administration
Office, Preservation Service Office, and the Public
Records Office. The Public Records Office both acquires and provides public
access to Hong Kong's archives. It offers a rich heritage resource consisting
of documents, photographs, movies, posters and other records tracing the governance
and evolution of Hong Kong. Archival holdings are available for viewing under
certain conditions to protect the records.
Hong Kong Public Records Building at 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon was
opened in 1997 as the first purpose-built archival facility in Hong Kong. It is
constructed and equipped to meet international standards for the preservation
of records that hold archival value. Our welcoming public areas include a large
working reference room, an exhibition hall and a search room equipped with computers
for access to the extensive archival collection. We hold the memory of Hong Kong—come
visit and remember!