Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum (CN: 香港懲教博物館) showcases the history of Hong Kong’s penal system dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Here you can view ten collections containing over 600 artifacts along with imitation guard tower, gallows and cells.

The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays and Public Holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Nearby (by transport)

  • Stanley Plaza – mid-size shopping mall with children’s playground
  • Pak Tai Temple (灣仔北帝廟) – small Buddhist temple with great ocean views
  • Stanley Kwun Yam Temple (赤柱觀音廟) – Guanyin temple, the goddess of mercy for seafarers
  • Stanley Ma Hang Park (赤柱馬坑公園) – Peaceful park with ocean views and temples
  • Stanley Tin Hau Temple (赤柱天后廟) – god of the sea temple
  • Stanley Market (赤柱市集) – popular tourist market
  • Old Stanley Police Station (舊赤柱警署) – a heritage site
  • Stanley Main Beach (赤柱正灘) –

Hotels near Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

Stanley Oriental Hotel – The four-star hotel offers modern accommodation with rooms that are a larger by Hk standards. Some rooms have ocean views. There is also a hot tub with superb ocean views to enjoy.

Wikipedia Says


Today it is housed in a two-storey building next to the parade ground of the Staff Training Institute. It has an area of 480 square metres (5,200 sq ft)with a collection of over 600 artifacts representing some 170 years of Hong Kong’s criminal and rehabilitative past starting in the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) and extending through the colonial period, when piracy was punishable by death.

Along with ten galleries, the museum contains a mock gallows and two mock cells as well as a mock guard tower on top of the building. One of the galleries displays equipment formerly used for floggings and assorted corporal punishments. An annex for the presentation of correctional and rehabilitative services and for the display of handicrafts produced by prisoners has been added to the museum.

Outside the annex is a 200 square metres (2,200 sq ft) lookout point for visitors to savour the scenery of Tai Tam Bay.

The museum is under the management of the Correctional Services Department Staff Training Institute (STI).


There are ten galleries in the museum:
Gallery 1: Punishment and Imprisonment
Gallery 2: Prisons History and Development
Gallery 3: Prisons History and Development (continuation)
Gallery 4: Inside Prisons
Gallery 5: Staff Uniform, Insignia and Accoutrement
Gallery 6: Vietnamese Boat People
Gallery 7: Home Made Weapons and Unauthorised Articles
Gallery 8: Staff Events
Gallery 9: Industries and Vocational Training Section
Gallery 10: Overseas Cooperation and Experience Sharing

Source: Wikipedia


45號 Tung Tau Wan Rd, Stanley, Hong Kong

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