[Tai Kwun] The name "Tai
Kwun" in Chinese means "big station", the colloquial name
used by police officers and the public alike to refer to the
former law enforcement complex. In fact, as early as the
1880s, the name Tai Kwun has been recorded in news articles
in reference to the former Central Police Station.
---Tai Kwun Website
Visitors can enter via a
footbridge at the intersection of Hollywood Road and Old
Bailey Street, which connects the comp ound with the Central
to Mid Levels Escalator.
|Completed in 1919, the
[Police Headquarters Block] is one of the most impressive
heritage buildings in [Tai Kwun].
|The architectural styles of
the two sides are different, and the side facing the Parade
ground is dominated by red brick buildings.
|The side facing of Hollywood
Road, is dominated by white brick buildings.
|The mango trees in the square
is more than 60 years old. It is said that mango trees bear
fruit every 2-3 years, and every time the police force will
have a major event or personnel promotion.
[Gun Room] has been changed to a
|[Barrack Block] The Barrack
Block was one of the oldest buildings on the site and built
between 1862 and 1864, The Barrack Block is now home to the
Main Heritage Gallery and a Heritage Storytelling Space with
areas for the visitor centre, shops and restaurants.
|Some shops and restaurants are
already open and the old stairs remain in the building.
|The footbridge connecting
[Barrack Block] and [Prison] is one of the popular take
picture places in [Tai Kwun].
|[Court yard] is a place in front
of [Central Magistracy].
|The [Central Magistracy] is
one of the most historically significant buildings on
site.Originally established in the 1840s, it underwent two
reconstructions. The current structure was built in 1914.
|The [Court Room] No.1 now be used
as a Heritage Storytelling Space.
[B Hall] was constructed in 1910
and was used as a prison cell block.It now serves as a
Heritage Storytelling Space, with its existing state
maintained in order to provide visitors with an authentic
impression of historical prison conditions.
|Prison cell block for three
|You can enter and experience it.
|[JC Contemporary] is one of
the two new buildings , houses exhibition spaces as well as
a viewing terrace and a restaurant.
|The outer wall of [F Hall] is
also one of the popular photograph places, it was a prison
facility for Prisoner Admission—also known as the
|Procedures for prisoner
|Prisoner registration is also
known as [Prisoners Admission].
|At the end of the corridor,
there are walls for prisoners to measure their height and
take photos, which is also one of the popular place.
|[Prison yard] now has become
a small park with a quiet environment. The building on the
left hand side is [JC Cube], which is also one of the new
[Prison High Wall], there are
residential houses around the prison. At that time, not only
for the safety of the prison, but also for blocking the
view, the fence was raised many times.
|Red Brick [E Hall], there are
also many people take picture here.
[Laundry Steps] has been
renovated as a walking staircase, where movies can be shown.
|[Laundry Steps] is the most
popular take picture place in [Tai Kwun].
|You can have a rest in [Lower
|It is one of gate : [Pottinger
[Police Headquarters Block] the
side facing of Hollywood Road, can see [No. 10 Hollywood
Road] written on the wall.
[Tai Kwun] as a new
attraction in Hong Kong, [Tai Kwun] is the Centre for
Heritage and Arts, a place of inspiration, stimulation and
enjoyment for all Hong Kong people. [Tai Kwun] aspires to
offer the best heritage and arts experiences, and to
cultivate knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art,
performing arts and history in the community. See you next
Part of information comes from the official website of
CCT - Max 15 / 06 /