Former North Kowloon Magistracy

Attractions, Historic buildings and sites Sham Shui Po
Former North Kowloon Magistracy (SCAD)
Photo by Chia Chong

Built in 1960, this former courthouse was the centre of Kowloon’s legal activity for almost half a century and a prime example of the stripped classicism of mid-20th century civic architecture. Featuring high-ceilinged courtrooms, ornamental balustrades and marble wall finishes, it still evokes the judicial grandeur of its glory days. The building currently serves as the Hong Kong branch of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and regular guided tours of the building are available to the public for free (online booking required).


Venue name: Former North Kowloon Magistracy
Address: Former North Kowloon Magistracy, 292 Tai Po Rd, Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm
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