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Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

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Address: Tung Tau Wan Road, South District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-21473199
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A different side of Hong Kong

This small museum exhibits the 170 years history of the Hong Kong prison system, of crime and punishment. There are some interesting weapons, corporal punishment items and illegal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2014
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's nice that a free museum on this dour subject exists at all. But it's unlikely to take your breath away. The subject matter just isn't sufficiently interesting, though they do try their best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This history of correctional services and prisons throughout Hong Kong, might not be everyone's cup of tea, but we found it very interesting. Well done to the volunteers who man the museum and share their knowledge with visitors. The exhibits are great and I was delighted that photography and video were permitted. Prison Officers are trained - military style, next... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Was excited to visit the museum after reading the positive reviews. Nevertheless, I am kinda dissappointed though. There is not much to explore inside the museum, the more interesting parts of the museum are probably the mock prison cell, punishment equipment.. Well, gallery 6 & 7 relating to illegal Vietnamese on boat and weapon created using materials you'd never thought... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We were greeted by a volunteer guide who showed us around for about 20 mins ,then left us to have a look by ourselves he was extremely knowledgable and made it really intresting, I would have been happy to pay for his services.the whole place was really interesting and also educational.its well worth the vist even if it's a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

this is one of the best places i have visited, no payment for entry and the kids enjoy as well as we did because it is about how the prisons and the old prison how it was in the past which attract them to know more about it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This small museum exhibits the 170 years history of the Hong Kong prison system, of crime and punishment. There are some interesting weapons, corporal punishment items and illegal made weapons by the prisoners. There is a film that has English subtitled which gives you a pretty good introduction of the Hong Kong penal system. The museum is right next to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

A pleasant walk uphill from Stanley Market takes you to this museum attached to the Prison Service Training Centre. The content covers Victorian to present day with a large section dealing with the detention of Vietnamese Boat People. There is a replica gallows and cell. An offbeat visit worth the effort.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Nice walk from Stanley Plaza...The museum is free and as mentioned, you can take pictures. There is a good video on the prison system and efforts to rehabilitate criminals, and some interesting exhibits....One was on the extreme mathematical precision paid to hangings, and another on the 'riot gear' created by incarcerated Vietnamese boat people...helmets made from plastic bottles and diapers?... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

the place is really big , beautiful , have historical stuffs and is really educational . i liked the galleries and the cells from other foreign cells . you can bring cameras if you really those type of person who like 2 take photos . it is just a okay visit bcuz the visit does not take short nor long... More 

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