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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very quiet, tiny but you should go. The hi light is the exhibition of dead penalty. ไปที่นี่โดยบังเอิญเพราะนั่งรถเลยตลาดสแตนลีย์ แต่พบว่าน่าไปครับ ได้ความรู้ดี มีการแสดงการประหารชีวิตโดยวิธีแขวนคอด้วย

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This museum is nicely put together with static displays of old and new parts of the HK prison system. Surprisingly similar to correction museums I've seen in the US and other industrialized countries (I guess crooks are the same all over). The display on the (outdated) use of caning was unique and interesting. The display's have English as well as... More 

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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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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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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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Additional Information about Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

Address: Address: Tung Tau Wan Road, South District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-21473199
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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