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PostSubject: Law Uk Folk Museum   Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:06 am

Law Uk Folk Museum



Introduction

Law Uk Folk Museum is only a 5 minutes' walk from the Chai Wan MTR Station. The house museum, Law Uk ("Law's House"), is named after its original owner, a Hakka family whose Chinese surname is transliterated as "Law". Today, this 18th-century Hakka village house - the only example of its kind in Chai Wan - is a declared historical building.

Exhibition

Once the site of several Hakka villages, the original rural setting of Chai Wan has been transformed by urban development in the last few decades. Today, the memory of these Hakka villages is preserved in Law Uk (uk is Cantonese for "house"), a village house named after its original owner, a Hakka family whose Chinese surname is phonetically transliterated as "Law". The house's history can be traced back to over 200 years ago, when the Law family built it during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795) in the Qing dynasty. Law Uk was declared as a historical monument in 1989. It is preserved as the sole remaining architectural example of its kind in Chai Wan.

Law Uk is a typical Hakka village house. The house's interior is symmetrically arranged around the main hall. On the sides there are bedroom and work area with lofts. In front of the hall is a light well with kitchen and store room on both sides.

General Information

Address
14 Kut Shing Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Enquiries
Tel.: 2896 7006
Fax: 2724 9090

Transportation
1. Take the MTR to Chai Wan Station, a 5 minutes' walk from the B Exit;
2. Take First Bus No.8 (from Siu Sai Wan to Wan Chai Ferry Pier), alight at Cheung Lee Street or Hong Man Street and walk for 5 minutes;
3. Take First Bus No.84M (from Siu Sai Wan to Chai Wan MTR Station), alight at Chai Wan MTR Station and walk for 5 minutes.

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Opening Hours
Mon to Wed, Fri to Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sun & public holidays: 1 pm - 6 pm
Closed at 5 pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve

Closing Days
Thursdays
Christmas and the day after
New Year's Day
The first three days of the Lunar New Year

Free Admission

Offical Website
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/History/en/luf.php
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