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Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum - A Glimpse to Prison Life in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Correctional Services MuseumThe Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum is a museum showcasing the territory's more than 170-year penal history. It is located in the Staff Training Institute compound in Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong.

The museum is housed in a two-storey modern building next to the parade ground of the Staff Training Institute. It has an area of 480 square metres with a collection of over 600 artifacts and exhibits which provide a glimpse to Hong Kong's penal system over the years.

There are ten galleries in the museum, including one mock gallows and two mock cells. A mock guard tower stands on top of the building and highlights the theme of the museum. The building was expanded a few years ago to include an annex that now houses exhibits of correctional and rehabilitative services as well as handicrafts made by prisoners. Outside the annex is a 200 square metre lookout point offering visitors with spectacular views of Tai Tam Bay.

The museum is located at 45 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong Island. To get there, take MTR to Hong Kong Station, get out at Exit D. Take bus 6, 6X or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D) and alight at Stanley Prison. The museum is located opposite the bus stop.

Alternatively, take Bus 973 from Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui outside Silvercord Centre. Alight at the Stanley Market bus terminus and then walk for approximately 10 minutes.

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