Tai Kwun has probably been Hong Kong's very best revitalisation projects to date, making superb use of the historic Central Police Station, Victoria Prison and Central Magistracy situated along Hollywood Road for the purpose of heritage preservation and fostering of local arts and culture. It is mostly free to the public to enjoy throughout the year and a place well worth visiting from time to time.
First and foremost, this is a collection of declared monument buildings which have been restored and repurposed with several permanent exhibitions (Story-telling spaces) related to the former Police Station, Prison and Magistracy. The old Parade grounds are regularly used for large scale events and new buildings such as the JC contemporary art museum have been added to provide more performance space. There is some retail shopping available and a surprisingly good collection of restaurants, bars and coffee shops within.
You can pick up brochures, map and other general information from the Visitor Centre as well as by visiting the Tai Kwun website. Many events require reservations but the museum and permanent exhibitions can be viewed at any time. Easy to pass by for a quick 30 minute walk around while spending time in the Central District or allow for 2-3 hours to walk through the various historical buildings, see whatever art exhibitions are being held and to grab a light bite to eat at one of the food and drink venues at Tai Kwun. This can make for a rewarding experience for those who enjoy history, architecture, heritage, arts and culture.