Built in the 1840s and located inside Hong Kong Park, Flagstaff House is the oldest example of colonial heritage in Hong Kong. Since the 1980s, Flagstaff House has been home to the Museum of Tea Ware, with the KS Lo Gallery added a decade later in a building southeast of the museum.
The Museum of Tea Ware traces the history of tea in China throughout the ages, with a large collection of antique Chinese tea ware on display. Here you can explore a whole range of rare Chinese ceramics, including teapots, bowls, teaspoons, brewing trays, and sniffing cups. As well as the exhibits, the museum also holds regular demonstrations, gatherings, and lectures on China’s tea drinking culture, as well as on ceramic art.
Flagstaff House can be taken in as part of a historical walking tour of Hong Kong, or can be combined with larger tours incorporating the Botanical Gardens, Victoria Peak, and a number of the city’s other main attractions.
Flagstaff House’s cafe on the ground floor is a great place to relax with a pot of tea.
Flagstaff House is located within Hong Kong Park in the Admiralty area of Hong Kong Island. To reach it by metro, head to Admiralty station, use exit C1, then follow the signs up the escalator to Hong Kong Park.