Built at the beginning of the 20th century and declared a heritage monument in 1983, Island House is home to 140 plant species, comprising a mixture of local and introduced species ranging from ferns to mature trees. Sign up for one of our public eco guided visits and learn more about the history of this heritage site and its natural surroundings!
Island House hosts various activities, events and programmes that highlight the importance of conservation and sustainable living. You can also learn how to protect our oceans by reducing the use of plastics. Enjoy a free cup of coffee/tea and find that sustainable solution lifestyle product you’ve been looking for – now available at our reception area.
Island House Summer Fiesta 2019 - Mandela Day and Big African Animal Fiesta
Discover sustainable solutions to change the way we live at our Island House Conservation Studies Centre in Tai Po, featuring talks from conservation experts, eco-guided visits, workshops, film screenings and a green market.
Come visit us with your family and friends and learn how to reduce your ecological footprint.
Date: 13-14 July (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Island House Conservation Studies Centre, Tai Po
Eco-visit:Coastline Discovery Learn about the historical changes along the coast of Tai Po through hands-on activities to understand the importance of protecting our coastal environment.
Eco-visit: Footpath and Garden RestorationParticipants will gather in the garden for general landscape grooming and removal of unwanted plants and debris.
Expert sharing on what WWF is doing to tackle illegal wildlife trafficking by Conservation Director David Olson and how you can help support the work.
The documentary A Plastic Ocean investigates the devastating impacts plastic is wreaking on our environment, particularly on our marine life.
Heritage Fiesta: Come and explore the house that Sir David Akers-Jones once lived!
Island House embodies a mixture of Chinese and Western influences characteristic of the city’s colonial-style architecture. Built at the beginning of the 20th century as quarters for senior government officials, from the late 1940s to 1985 it served as the official residence of the District Commissioners for the New Territories and was declared a heritage monument in 1983. In 1986, WWF-Hong Kong was awarded custodianship, responsible for maintaining its distinct cultural and natural heritage. Take a walk through a piece of Hong Kong history by visiting this unique heritage monument.
Island House Visit Ticket (including public on-spot docent service)
Immerse yourself in Africa’s wildlife through this new photo exhibition at Island House. View the continent through the lens of financial businessman and photographer Tang Yu Lap. “Wilderness” captures nature in its element and the majesty of the continent during Tang’s trip to Africa in 2017. The founder of multinational finance house, Hantec Group, is an avid photographer, travelling around the world documenting his trips through words and photographs. Don’t miss this exhibition that promises to bring you closer to nature!
Guided Eco Visits
Photo Exhibition of African Wildlife (Photography by Laurent Baheux)
Sustainability Exhibition Centre Opening Hours
Wednesdays to Sundays (10am-6pm)
including public holidays, excluding the first four days of the Lunar New Year