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Hong Kong Railway Museum

 

LATEST ARRANGEMENTS FOR HONG KONG RAILWAY MUSEUM

Hong Kong Railway Museum reopens from April 21 (Thursday). The museum implements admission quota and special precautionary measures to help ensure public health. In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), except for exempted persons, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code before entering the museum. 
 
In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering the museum must comply with the requirement of the Vaccine Pass. To expedite the process of admission, please download and install the "LeaveHomeSafe", "iAM Smart" or "eHealth" mobile app in advance and/or store the QR code of a COVID-19 vaccination record or COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificate in the app, or carry a paper copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record and/or COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificate printed with an encrypted QR code for scanning by museum staff. Visitors who opt for showing their COVID-19 vaccination record or exemption certificate printed without an encrypted QR code are reminded to arrive earlier as longer time is required for such registration. Details on the latest dosage schedule for the Vaccine Pass issued by the Government can be found at www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/vp_t1_ENG.pdf
 
All persons entering the museum will be subject to temperature checks and will need to use hand sanitiser. They also need to wear their own masks. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures will be conducted at the museums.
 
The museum will pay close attention to the latest developments of the pandemic, as well as the requirements for scheduled premises as stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), and review or revise the above reopening arrangements in due course.

 

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

 

Opening Hours

 

Monday, Wednesday to Sunday & public holidays : 10am-6pm

Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve :  10am-5pm

Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year

 

Getting There

 

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

Link to GeoInfo Map

Transport:  Please click here to search suitable transportation modes and routes to plan your visit. 

  • 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.
 

Permanent Exhibition

The station building includes the exhibition gallery, old ticket office and signal cabin. Through the display of artefacts, train models and historical photos, the development of railways in Hong Kong is introduced. A series of video and multimedia programmes allow visitors to explore the past and present of Hong Kong railways in a fun and educational way.

Railway Museum Unveils a New Look for Its Exhibition Gallery   Booking Office
 

The outdoor area features a narrow gauge steam locomotive, a diesel electric engine, historical coaches, trolleys and semaphores for visitors to get in touch with railway relics.  

Diesel Electric Engine No. 51   Historical Coaches

Fanling - Sha Tau Kok Branch Line

Diesel Electric Engine No. 51 - "Sir Alexander"

 

Layout Plan

Layout Plan
 

Guided Tours

Guided tour service has been suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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

 

Barrier-free Facilities

The Museum strives to provide a barrier-free access for all. Both groups and individual visitors with special needs can use the vehicle entrance at On Fu Road. Please contact our site staff at (852) 2653 3455 for assistance.

Currently, barrier-free facilities provided at Hong Kong Railway Museum are:

  • Braille and tactile floor plan at the main entrance
  • Tactile guide path at outdoor area
  • Braille and tactile information on the handrails of the staircase
  • Barrier-free ramp at the Museum Office and enquiries counter suitable for wheelchair users
  • Accessible toilet
Barrier-free Facilities


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