Basic Information

Special Arrangement for Tai Kwun

In response to the latest regulation made under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance by the Government, Tai Kwun is open with very limited services and access. The Visitor Centre, JC Cube, JC Contemporary, indoor heritage storytelling spaces, and outdoor spaces including Parade Ground, Prison Yard, Laundry Steps and Lower E Hall are closed, but some shops, restaurants and bars remain open and accessible. Admission of group with more than four people will not be allowed. Access between the footbridge connecting the Mid-Levels Escalator and Old Bailey Street via Tai Kwun is still available (from 10am to 12am midnight). These measures will remain in place until 11 Apr 2020.

Tai Kwun will remain open with very limited services and access from now to 30 Apr. All exhibitions, events, performances and guided tours will be suspended.

Opening hours arrangement is as follows:

  • Tai Kwun: Very limited services and access
  • Visitor Centre: Closed
  • Tai Kwun Store: Closed
  • Parade Ground: Closed
  • Prison Yard: Closed
  • Laundry Steps: Closed
  • Lower E Hall: Closed
  • LG/F & G/F, Central Magistracy, Block 09: Closed
  • JC Cube: Closed
  • Tai Kwun Contemporary, JC Contemporary: Closed
  • Exhibition & Heritage Storytelling Spaces (Duplex Studio, Block 01 / Barrack Block, Block 03 / B Hall, Block 12 / D Hall, Block 14 / F Hall Studio, Block 17): Closed

Retail and restaurant patrons are encouraged to contact them directly to confirm opening arrangements.

Thank you for your understanding.

Our Location

Address: 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Located in the heart of Central, Hong Kong Island, Tai Kwun, neighbouring with other important heritage sites in Central and Sheung Wan, is conveniently connected to Hollywood Road, Lan Kwai Fong and Soho.. With a bustling community surrounded by galleries, antique shops, restaurants and bars, Tai Kwun’s neighbourhood breathes the essence of a vibrant cultural life.

Tai Kwun is easily accessible via public entrance gates. Visitors can also enter via a footbridge at the intersection of Hollywood Road and Old Bailey Street, which connects the compound with the Central to Mid-Levels Escalator. Gates for public use are as follows:

Pottinger Gate* (Hollywood Road)
Bauhinia House Gate*
(Arbuthnot Road)
Blue Gate (Old Bailey Street)
Old Bailey Gate (Old Bailey Street)
Footbridge Gate
(via Central to Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System)

* With barrier free access

Enjoy your experience at Tai Kwun with the highlights of Exhibition & Events and Eat & Buy!

Opening Hours

Tai Kwun Site


Visitor Centre

Limited service until further notice

Opening hours of exhibition venues

LG & G/F, Central Magistracy, Block 09 11am–6pm*
Tai Kwun Contemporary, JC Contemporary Monday 2pm-8pm^
Tuesday to Sunday 11am-8pm^
Duplex Studio, Block 01 / Barrack Block, Block 03 /
B Hall, Block 12 / D Hall, Block 14 / F Hall Studio, Block 17

*The Heritage Storytelling Spaces “Evolution of Central Magistracy” & “The Court Rises” at Central Magistracy, Block 09 will be temporarily closed on designated Tuesdays 11am–2pm / 2pm6pm / 11am–6pm due to student programmes. The arrangement will be announced on site. Thank you for your understanding.
^Tai Kwun Contemporary will be closed from 29 Jan 2020 to  30 Apr 2020. Spring season exhibition coming up next! 

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

Getting Here


  • Central Station Exit D1 – Wheelock House
    Walk towards Sheung Wan along Queen’s Road Central and turn left at the junction with Queen Victoria Street, to reach Tai Kwun via escalator in 100QRC and the Central to Mid-Levels Escalator.
  • Hong Kong Station Exit E – One International Finance Centre (One IFC)
    Walk through the Central Elevated Walkway (footbridge) to the former Central Market, and reach Tai Kwun directly via the Central to Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System

Bus (Via Hollywood Road)

  • Citybus routes 12, 12M & 40M
  • New World First Bus routes 13 & 26
  • Cross Harbour Bus route H1 (to Tsim Sha Tsui only)


Car parking is not available inside Tai Kwun. If you are driving, you can use the hourly car parks nearby, including:

  • Universal Trade Centre Car Park (3 Arbuthnot Road)
  • The Centrium Car Park (2 Arbuthnot Road)

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.

Arrangement Under Inclement Weather Conditions

Black Rainstorm Warning Signal

If Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued before 10am, the site will remain closed and re-open two hours after the signal is lowered.

If Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued after 10am, the site will remain open with limited operations.

Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above

If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is lowered before 6pm of the day in question, Tai Kwun will reopen after two hours with limited operations.

If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is lowered after 3pm of the day in question, all exhibitions will remain closed.

Some public programmes may be postponed or cancelled after the lowering of Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above. Visitors may refer to their individual programme page on Tai Kwun website.