****Breaking news*** (always wanted to say that)
At lunch time I went to a HK Ticketing sales outlet in the Academy for Performing Arts. There are apparently no guided tours on weekends as they like to free the venue for private bookings (presumably except the museum).
Guided tours are generally available on weekdays and on certain days when Bethanie is open to the public with guided tour. Next available on a weekend is 3rd August.
Consequently, we are able to go to the Museum of Bethanie as per our original plan on Sunday afternoon, minus guided tour.
If we could meet at Le Petit Cafe in Pacific Place at 2.15pm-2.30pm for a coffee, we could then catch a bus at approximately 3.15 pm as follows:
Bus No. 40M from Central Govt Offices, Admiralty
Bus No. 31 from Pacific Place
Bus No. 22 from Hong Kong Park
Bus No. 90B from Admiralty Station East Terminus.
The journey by bus is approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic. There is an estimated two-minute walk after alighting the bus.
The BNP Paribas Museum of Bethanie
Bethanie, an 1875 French Mission Sanatorium at Pokfulam, has been lovingly restored as the home of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ School of Film and Television. This remarkable architectural gem is a unique setting for special occasions.
The BNP Paribas Museum of Bethanie, which tells the history of the French Mission, Bethanie and its sister foundation Nazareth, is open to the public.
1) Wellcome Theatre: converted from two former Dairy Farm octagonal cowsheds;
2) Bethanie chapel: with reinstatement of the original items such as stained glass windows, altar and statues (not open on Sunday, 20th July as booked for private function);
3) Sir Y K Pao Studio: with its stunning views of the Lamma Channel and the Peak. Some areas may be closed at certain times due to pre-booked activities.
Museum displays have user-selectable language choice of English, French, Cantonese and Putonghua.
Offical website: please CLICK HERE
To avoid disappointment, please call[masked] to check the routing status.
Please CLICK HERE for the map
Please CLICK HERE for further information.
I lived in Pokfulam in the late 1970s and used to pass Bethanie each day to work and I can remember the Dairy Farm cows mentioned in 1) above.