Growing with Time
The penal system in Hong Kong has a history of over 160 years. In this long stream of time, numerous reforms and developments took place in response to the economic, political, judicial and social changes of Hong Kong at different points of time. The history of the penal system hence becomes an indispensable part of the history of Hong Kong.
Correctional Services in Perspective
The museum is housed in a two-storey building next to the parade ground of the Staff Training Institute of the Correctional Services Department in Stanley. It has an area of 480 square metres with a collection of some 600 artefacts. The museum comprises ten galleries with one mock gallows and two mock cells. A mock guard tower stands on top of the building, which highlights the theme of the museum.
Themes of the Ten Galleries:
Last revision date: 19 March 2010