Basic Information

Considering Tai Kwun is located in a busy and congested part of Hong Kong and to minimize the disturbance to the community, we highly encourage visitors to use public transport to the site. Taking the advantage of Tai Kwun’s location at the heart of Central, Tai Kwun is accessible by different modes of public transportation.


Located in the heart of Central on Hong Kong Island, Tai Kwun's site is bordered on three sides by Old Bailey Street, Hollywood Road and Arbuthnot Road, while Chancery Lane runs along the southern (upper) prison wall.

Tai Kwun is situated in a vibrant and bustling part of the city, with easy access to other important heritage sites. Nestled between the skyscrapers of Central and Mid-Levels, Tai Kwun looks onto Hollywood Road, a busy street dotted with galleries, antique shops, restaurants and bars. The Central-Mid-Levels Escalator is connected to the compound by a new footbridge constructed at the intersection of Hollywood Road and Old Bailey Street in order to provide easier and more convenient access to the site.

Address: 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

There are 5 gates around Tai Kwun open to the public; these are on or near Hollywood Road, Lan Kwai Fong and Soho.

  1. Bauhinia House Gate*
  2. Blue Gate
  3. Footbridge Gate
  4. Old Bailey Gate
  5. Pottinger Gate

*With barrier free access

Opening Hours

  • Tai Kwun Site: 11am – 11pm*
  • Visitor Centre: 11am – 8pm

Most exhibition spaces close to the public at or before 8pm.

For further information on the opening hours of exhibitions, shops and restaurants, please visit the corresponding pages on this website.

*Subject to change

Reminder to Visitors

The Central Police Station compound is a jewel at Hong Kong. We therefore need your help to cherish the site.

We kindly ask you to respect the site, the other visitors, and all of those who work here.

Help us keep Tai Kwun clean and tidy. Help us protect the heritage features from damage because here, every wall and door is a part of Hong Kong’s history. Help us protect the trees that once provided shade—and good fortune—to those who worked or lived here.

Take good care of your belongings. Enjoy yourself in a way that does not disturb others. No pets are allowed in the opening phase (except guide dogs).

Due to the nature of certain activities, restrictions may apply at certain venues. Follow instructions on posted signs and directions of our staff.

The Bye-Laws provide a management framework that helps us serve you and every visitor better. Please take a few moments to read them or talk to our staff.