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 centre, with easy access to other important heritage sites. Nestled between the skyscrapers of Central and Mid-Levels, Tai Kwun looks on to Hollywood Road, a busy street dotted with galleries, antique shops, restaurants and bars. The Central-Mid-Levels Escalator will be connected to the compound by a new footbridge constructed at the key 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 3 gates opened to public around Tai Kwun, closely connecting to Hollywood Road, Lan Kwai Fong and Soho. 

  1. Bauhinia House Gate*
  2. Blue Gate
  3. Old Bailey Gate

*With barrier free access

Opening Hours

  • Tai Kwun Site: 11am – 11pm*
  • Visitor Centre: 11am – 8pm
  • For the opening hours of exhibitions, performances, shops and restaurants, please visit the corresponding page on this site for information.

*Subject to change

Reminder to Visitors

Central Police Station compound is a jewel to Hong Kong. So, we need your help to cherish it together.

We need you to respect the site, other visitors, and those who work here.

Help us keep the place 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. Put your pet in a cage or on a lead. Enjoy yourself in a way that others will not be disturbed.

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 overleaf provides 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.