Online holdings

    Recording Hong Kong
Discover chronologically our significant/unique textual records, maps, plans and other digitised archival documents to enrich the understanding about the development path of Hong Kong.
    History in Pictures
See our selected pictures showing the changing facets of Hong Kong's society and people's lives at different stages from a fishing village to a cosmopolitan metropolis.
    Digital Photo Albums
View our featured digital albums. Each album documents a piece of Hong Kong history.
    Online Exhibitions
Revisit our current and previous thematic exhibitions online.
    Highlights of Videos
Browse our selected audio-visual archival materials.

Note: All images on this web page are available for private study or research only, not to be further reproduced, resold or published without permission. For publication, exhibition or other commercial activities, please send a written application to the Public Records Office of the Government Records Service, by e-mail ( or by fax (852 2804 6413).