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The Hong Kong Dragon Kiln Concern Group advocates for the preservation and revitalisation of Hong Kong's only remaining Dragon Kiln.

Why is it important to preserve the Castle Peak Dragon Kiln?

Historical value

Tuen Mun had an industrial past prior to New Town Planning in the 1970s

Social value

Mainly produced daily utensils sold to the local market

Artistic value

Hong Kong ceramic history & development, Base for key artists, artisans and technicians

Architectural value

Rarity, uniqueness

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The idea of a LIVING MUSEUM

Conservation in the 1980s

“[We are] interested in this kiln as a historical item. Its design and construction are of the ancient type and it must be unique not only in Hong Kong but probably in the surrounding region. Its preservation, if at all possible, should be attempted preferably as a functioning structure.”

-- Solomon M. Bard, 1st Executive Secretary of the Antiquities & Monuments Office, in 1982.


These words encapsulate the passion of Dr. Bard, and his tireless advocacy for the dragon kiln. Through his efforts, the 1980s saw a big push for the kiln's preservation. From the government purchase of the site in 1982, to a test firing in 1985, to the development of a "Working Museum" concept by the Architectural Services Department. For reasons that are lost to us today, the project never came to fruition.

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in 2016

nearby development puts the kiln under threat. Concern group is formed with the goal of preserving and revitalising the kiln. In line with Dr Bard's vision,

Concepts behind our Revitalisation proposal

Repair and strengthening the kiln

Respectful preservation of existing architecture

Living Museum >> Firing the kiln, smokeless kiln,

Gathering place: Artists, craftspeople, community

Link the past to our present and future

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“Living Museum” Complex 

The proposed “Living Museum” complex engages with nature and re-kindles its heritage with the Tuen Mun community.  Rather than being a static historical monument, it is a place to offer ceramic experiences through demonstrations and workshops.

All activities are carried out within nature. The place for artists-in-residence is in the heart of the woodland. Ceramic workshops are conducted next to water features and plants. Arts and crafts activities for the community are either located at the public outdoor exhibition space or at the proposed Community Ceramic Centre.


Community facilities - shortage in Tuen Mun

Outdoor space

Ceramic workshop

Community meeting places

Community event space

Community garden

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our proposal

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