The Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (January 24) announced that its Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum, which had been temporarily closed for renovation, would reopen on Friday (January 29).
Situated next to the CSD Staff Training Institute on Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, the museum's main building has 10 galleries with a mock gallows and two mock cells. A collection of some 600 exhibits including historical documents and photographs depicts the 160-odd years history of the Hong Kong penal system. A mock guard tower on top of the premises highlights the theme of the museum.
Its annex, with an introduction to the department's correctional and rehabilitative programmes, also displays products made by prisoners. A 200-square-metre platform in front of the museum commands the scenery of Hong Kong's beautiful Tai Tam Bay.
The museum will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily except Mondays and public holidays. Admission is free. Group visitors are advised to book in advance to arrange guided tours by phoning 2147 3199 or sending a fax to 3921 9033.
The museum is accessible by bus routes 6, 6X, 63, 73, 260 and 973 as well as green minibus routes 40 and 52.
Ends/Sunday, January 24, 2010
Issued at HKT 11:02