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Hong Kong Railway Museum

LATEST OPENING ARRANGEMENTS FOR HONG KONG RAILWAY MUSEUM

Hong Kong Railway Museum has resumed normal opening hours. Special arrangements and precautionary measures will be implemented to help ensure public health.

Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday to Sunday        : 10am to 6pm
Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve : 10am to 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year

Special arrangements
• Admission quotas are already implemented to limit visitor flow.
• Guided tours remain suspended.
• Maintenance works for selected historical coaches in the Hong Kong Railway Museum will be carried out between late November 2021 and April 2022. Some historical coaches are with limited access, while the exhibition gallery and outdoor area of the Museum remain open as usual. For enquiries, please contact the museum staff at 2653 3455. 

Precautionary measures
• The museum will strengthen the hygiene of the facilities and arrange regular disinfection of all public areas. Sanitising mats and alcohol hand sanitisers will be provided.
• Visitors entering the museum are required to use hand sanitiser and take temperature checks before admission. Visitors with fever symptoms will not be admitted.
• Visitors are required to wear their own masks.
• Starting from 1 November 2021, except for exempted persons including persons aged below 12 and aged 65 or above, and those with disabilities that render use of the application difficult, all members of the public are required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" application to scan the venue QR code before they are allowed to enter LCSD offices and venues, the new arrangements are applicable to Hong Kong Heritage Museum and its branch museums, Hong Kong Railway Museum and Sheung Yiu Folk Museum.
• All exempted persons are required to complete a record form to register their names, the first four digits or letters of their identification documents, their contact numbers and the date and time of their visits. They are also required to present relevant identification documents for verification at the request of the staff on-site during registration. The staff will also verify the contact numbers by making phone calls.

Hong Kong Railway Museum will continue to monitor the situation closely and review the arrangements in a timely manner.

 

Hong Kong Railway Museum

Introduction

Situated in the town center of Tai Po Market, the Hong Kong Railway Museum is an open-air museum occupying some 6,500 square meters converted from the old Tai Po Market Railway Station. Erected in 1913, the station building features the pitched roof of traditional Chinese building. It was declared a monument in 1984, refurbished and opened as a museum in 1985.


Postcards

Online Programme: Museum Outward Bound Virtual Tour Series: "A Not-To-Be-Missed Railway Journey" Hong Kong Railway Museum Virtual Tour

Online Programme: "Crafting Your Museums" Paper Model Series: Hong Kong Railway Museum

 

Getting There

Address: 13 Shung Tak Street, Tai Po Market, Tai Po, Hong Kong.

Location Map Link to GeoInfo Map

  • By MTR:

    • A 10-minute walk from Exit A2 of Tai Po Market Station to Tai Po Complex, follow the directional signage of the Museum and then through Wai Yi Street to On Fu Road by a 8-minute walk.

    • A 10-minute walk from Exit B of Tai Wo Station. First, turn right to take escalator to Tai Wo Plaza. Next, follow the passage on the right to take escalator to the ground level. Then go in the direction of Oi Wo House and Kui Wo House, and follow the directional signages of the Museum via Tai Wo Bridge and Yan Hing Street.

  • By Mini Bus:

    Interchange Mini Bus no. 20A, 20C, 20K at mini bus station next to MTR Tai Po Market Station, alight at Tai Po Complex and then through Wai Yi Street to On Fu Road by a 8-minute walk.

  • By Bus:

    KMB Bus nos. 72, 72X, 73X, 74X, 75X, 271, alight at Kwong Fuk Road and then a 15-minute walk along On Fu Road.

Location of the Hong Kong Railway Museum
 

Admission

Free

 

Visiting Rules

To show proper consideration for the relics on display and to make sure our museum is a place where all visitors can enjoy in a pleasant atmosphere, please observe the following rules:

  • please do not eat or drink, smoke, throw stones and pick flowers inside the museum.
  • please do not bring animals and bicycles into the museum; guide dogs accompanying visually-impaired visitors are, however, allowed.
  • please do not take wedding, graduation or portrait/cosplay photos inside exhibition gallery and historical coaches of the museum; please do not use tripods when taking photos in outdoor areas of the museum.
  • please do not record videos inside the museum.
 

Railway Museum Unveils a New Look for Its Exhibition Gallery

Through a display of newly added artefacts, train models and historical photos, the exhibition gallery introduces visitors to the development of railways in Hong Kong with new and innovative designs. A series of video and multimedia programmes in the exhibition gallery allow visitors to explore the past and present of Hong Kong railways in a fun and educational way. Now is the perfect time to make tracks for the Hong Kong Railway Museum!

Railway Museum Unveils a New Look for Its Exhibition Gallery   
 

Permanent Display

Exploring the history of the local railway transportation, the Museum features the historic station building and other railway facilities. It also showcases a narrow gauge steam locomotive, a Diesel Electric Engine No.51 and six historical coaches.

Permanent display

Fanling - Sha Tau Kok Branch Line

Diesel Electric Engine No. 51 - "Sir Alexander"

 

Layout Plan

layout plan
 

Guided Tours

Guided museum tours are available for schools and community groups. For details, please refer to the Application Form for Guided Tour Services.

 

Accessibility for the Disabled

Museum staff will assist the arrival and departure of both groups and individual visitors with special needs through the vehicle entrance at On Fu Road. Please contact site staff for assistance before visit.
Enquiry: 2653 3455

 

Barrier-free Facilities for Hong Kong Railway Museum

  • Tactile guide path
  • Braille and tactile information on the handrails of the staircase
  • Entrance for the wheelchair users at On Fu Road
  • Braille and tactile floor plan
  • Accessible toilet
  • Barrier-free ramp
BFA facilities for Hong Kong Railway Museum


Access Officer: For further enquiries, please contact our Access Officer and Assistant Curator I, Mr Sunny CHAN at 2180 8160 during the office hours (Mon to Fri: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm).

 

Enquiries

Tel.
:
(852) 2653 3455
Fax
:
(852) 2638 0897
Email
:
hkrm@lcsd.gov.hk