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Hong Kong Railway Museum

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Hong Kong Railway Museum

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13 Shung Tak Street, Tai Po Market, Tai Po, Hong Kong China
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Tai WoMass Transit Railway (MTR)6 min
Tai Po MarketMass Transit Railway (MTR)10 min
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This is a prepaid redemption voucher. Please take MTR Tung Chung Line, walk out from Exit A, Tung Chung Station, walk for 10 minute (700m) to Cable Car Tung Chung Station, then go to Fast Lane Counter at ticketing<br>office. Show your redemption voucher, collect a fast entry paper ticket and access the group entry to skip the line. Round trip cable car ride is included. Your E-ticket is an open ticket, valid for 6 month from your selected travel date.
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TheOExpress wrote a review Jul 2020
Hong Kong, China3,781 contributions2,604 helpful votes
But they don’t, sadly. Still, this is a diverting if small museum to wander round for a bit, set aside from a really interesting area of the NT. Lots of information and some old trains here too.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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BradJill wrote a review May 2020
Hong Kong, China133,005 contributions23,908 helpful votes
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The Hong Kong Railway museum is a specialty attraction in Tai Po, making use of a declared monument and historic Tai Po Market Train Station (1913) as well as a historic locomotives and passenger coaches. The museum is located at the corner of Shung Tak and Yan Hing Street in Tai Po, around half way between Tai Po market MTR and Tai Wo MTR Stations. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm (Wed to Mon), closed on Tuesdays. If you are a history buff or have interests in old trains, you enjoy a 30-45 minute visit to the Hong Kong Railway Museum. Also if you are looking for something fun to do with children and plan to be in the Tai Po area, this is a neat free attraction worth spending a bit of time. The Tai Po Market Station has a traditional Chinese temple exterior, the interior is divided into three rooms which are used for exhibitions. One is setup like the ticketing office of an old station and the other two provide information about old rail stations around Hong Kong, locomotives and the general history of rail over the past 120 years in Hong Kong. The exhibition rooms have been redesigned and given a more classic feel recently. As you exit the back of the old station you will find the famous Diesel Electric Engine No 51 named after former Hong Kong Governor Sir Alexander Grantham. This locomotive was used between 1955 to 1983 as a passenger train in HK. There is a small Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive as well as six passenger coaches from various decades. You can enter passenger coaches, walk through, have a seat and just think about what rail travel would have been like in the past. Note - Unfortunately, during the Covid-19 pandemic, this coaches are are not available for entry at this time. However, during normal times, they are quite neat to experience as part of your visit to the museum.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Dominic O wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China1,645 contributions76 helpful votes
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It is located at the original location of former Taipo Market Railway Station and converted into Hong Kong Railway Museum. It is quite convenient to walk 15 minutes from existing Taipo East Rail Station. It is quite informative to show the past history of the trains and rail development in Hong Kong. The building was original Taipo Market Station in old days. It is good for those people who are interested of the history in Hong Kong especially the railway development. It is free of charge and only closed on every Tuesday.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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FredYin wrote a review Jun 2019
Hong Kong, China955 contributions262 helpful votes
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First off, the location is quite out of the way. It took me about an hour to get to Tai Po from central Hong Kong and the museum took 30 min to browse through. You can tell the government did a lot of work to preserve the artefacts, but for such a small space it’s hard to do much. I’ve been to rail museums in Japan that have reception areas bigger than this. It doesn’t go through the history of railway in HK or it’s important in the colony’s earlier days, or how the railway has evolved from earlier narrow track to the modern high speed rail connecting HK to the rest of China. I did enjoy the Chinese style station architecture and the coaches on display, but overall I cannot give this museum a 5 or recommend it to train lovers such as myself.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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wil r wrote a review May 2019
Tacoma, Washington105 contributions94 helpful votes
This museum is aimed at ordinary folks and school kids - not railway engineers, It is small and can be easily covered in less than 45 minutes; so do not plan your whole day around it. I visited with low expectations and was impressed with the quality of the place, hardly the quantity. I would rate this 4.5 with a nudge for the Tai Po Market area and nearly temple.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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