Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

Description

A visit to the Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum in Stanley affords an intriguing glimpse of prison life in Hong Kong over the past 160 years. The museum showcases the evolution of the Hong Kong penal system from one that originally focused on punishment as a deterrent to the present system that promotes the rehabilitation of prisoners.

The museum, inside the Correctional Services' Staff Training Institute, features a mock gallows, two imitation cells and stylized guard tower on top of the building. Nine galleries feature some 600 artifacts and exhibits covering the history and development of the prison system, punishment and imprisonment, staff uniforms and insignia, Vietnamese boat people, homemade weapons and more. There is a souvenir shop on the G/F selling items like badges.

Location

45 Tung Tau Wan Road
Stanley Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong SAR China

22.21633105, 114.21800715138

Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum

45 Tung Tau Wan Road
Stanley
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong SAR China

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