Exterior photograph of Hong Kong House, Sydney.

Hong Kong House, exterior. Photo courtesy Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office.

Hong Kong House

Sunday 3 November 2019

80 Druitt Street, Sydney

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Ambrose Thornley

For well over 100 years, Hong Kong House has been a central feature in the cityscape and development of Sydney. A beautiful example of Victorian architecture, the building’s ornate facade gives it a special place in the city’s cultural and heritage landscape. Hong Kong House occupies a prominent site at the corner of Druitt and York Streets, adjacent to two of central Sydney’s most important landmarks – the Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Building.

Constructed in 1891 to a design by architect Ambrose Thornley, the building was originally named Central Hotel, and became the Gresham Hotel in 1906. For much of its life it was a hotel, with a banking chamber on the ground floor of the York Street frontage. The building was converted to office suites in the late 1980s, and purchased by the Hong Kong Government in the mid-1990s, when it became a home for the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

  • Interior photograph of Hong Kong house looking down at the staircases.
  • Interior photograph of First floor room of Hong Kong House, which retains many of its original features.

On Sunday 3 November

What’s open?

Ground floor function room, first floor boardroom, fifth floor conference room and balcony.

Talks, tours & more

There will be exhibition panels showing the history of the building and the surrounding areas, as well as Hong Kong's latest developments. You may wish to try your luck in a lucky dip to win instant prizes of a range of Hong Kong-branded souvenirs.

to know

  • Photography allowed

  • Pram friendly

  • Accessible

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80 Druitt Street, Sydney


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