The Correctional Services Department (CSD) will give away souvenirs to visitors to its newly renovated Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum starting on Friday (January 29).
The souvenir, a cute multi-purpose keychain, will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis for the first five days of the reopening(January 29 to 31 and February 2 to 3).
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 A collection of some 600 exhibits, including historical documents and photographs, depicts the 160-odd-year history of the Hong Kong penal system.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.
The souvenir will also be available at the CSD's booth at the Education and Careers Expo 2010 to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 4 to 7.
Ends/Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Issued at HKT 13:03
The newly renovated Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum.
The cute multi-purpose keychains to be given to visitors to the Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum.