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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
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852-21473199
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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The museum is just outside Stanley and close to Stanley goal. It's a small museum but I enjoyed it. Some insights into the development of correctional services in HK. Worth even a... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent museum. They salvaged as much as possible considering the prison went through a World War. All the information, artifacts and pictures provided enough information so you got the drift of what went on in the prison system. My husband retired from a Correctional Institution in Canada after 35 1/2 years of service so it was very... More 

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Thank dolokam
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is a really great look at the local corrections service. A really amazing collection of artifacts and historical items. New recruits around training and learning to march...... a lost art. They also sell its for collectors of law enforcement buffs. Well worth the 15 minute walk from the market.

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Thank NGBUNK
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Only ten minutes from the village and bus station - just turn left after the old police station and head up Tung Tau Wan Road. The museum is open 10:00 - 17:00 hours Tuesday to Sunday and entry is free. The ground floor mostly charts the history of the HK penal system through photos and record books, whilst the upstairs... More 

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Thank BobsWorth1
london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 918 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a very interesting museum which is small and probably needs about 1 hour. The introductory video is quite long but worthwhile if you can manage to stand for that long - no seats for some reason. There is a great deal of information about the previous prison, the current prison and prison life in general with an emphasis... More 

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1 Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

The museum is just outside Stanley and close to Stanley goal. It's a small museum but I enjoyed it. Some insights into the development of correctional services in HK. Worth even a short visit.

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Thank wardenhodges
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Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank Imidazole R
Mobile, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 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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Thank Kegan36604
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

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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Thank meveshan
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 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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1 Thank Theresa C
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Reviewed 11 January 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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