Research Visit Applications

The HKSKH Archives welcomes visitors to the archives who have specific research needs and interests. Our archival holdings are currently housed in two locations.


1.       The Hong Kong Public Records Office (PRO)

An index to the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui PRO holdings is available online.

For access to records in the PRO, individuals must request permission in writing to the HKSKH Archives, indicating the subject, nature and purpose of research to be conducted, and the name of the applicant’s supporting institution (if any), and specify the file item levels, series or deposit no. of the records deposited with the PRO for your research.  Subject to our Archives’ approval, an authorization letter will be issued to  facilitate further research appointment of the applicants with the PRO directly. Please note that prior appointment must be made with the PRO before the applicants' visit to their Office for research.


2.    The Martin House Archives

In the Martin House Archives, because our time and personnel are limited, we can only accommodate a small number of research visitors in any given week. Visiting hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (except public holidays).  If you wish to apply to use the archives, please download the Archives Request Form on this page.  After filling it in, the form should be sent to It normally takes 1-4 working days for processing.   Application shall be made for all archives research in advance and applicant should come at the appointment time arranged by our Archives.  We are unable to respond to offsite requests for photocopies and images.


1. Agreement for the use of archive material for research
2. Archives Request Form
3. Notes to Archives Research Applicant
4. Photocopy Order Form

Scanned Image Order Form


Applications For Research

Applications to the Hong Kong Public Records Office (PRO) or the Bishop’s House Archives may be sent to:

The Revd Professor Philip L. Wickeri
Provincial Archivist
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives
Flat A, G/F, Martin House, 1 Upper Albert Road
Central, Hong Kong


Group visits are strictly limited.  Please contact the archives for further information.