In 1964, the Police Historical Records Committee was set up to implement the museum project and to appeal for donations of artefacts related to the Force. The appeal was well received by serving and retired officers and their families.
In 1984, the Government approved the redevelopment of the former Wan Chai Gap Police Station at Coombe Road, the Peak, with a total area of 570 square metres, as a permanent location for the Police Museum. Upon completion of the restoration, the new Police Museum was officially opened to the public on 25 November 1988.
The revitalisation of the Police Museum commenced in mid-2020. The revitalised Museum once again opened to the public in September 2022 with a new look.
A number of historical Police artefacts, embellished by murals alongside, provide visitors with an insight into traffic, border defence, and frontline policing in the past.
Designed to resemble a police station report room back in the 1960s and 1970s, with a large wooden counter and signboards of the period. It is like stepping back in time. At the reception area, there are even brand new souvenirs of the revitalised Police Museum, such as magnets and badges, for visitors to purchase.
Takes you on a journey through over a century of the Force’s history in a “time machine” and showcases the major events and police stories from different eras of the Force in animation.
Has a large TV wall for displaying information on thematic topics and an electronic screen for displaying trivia about the Force. You can take photographs and videos with the virtual police officers at the “AR Police Point” or put on VR goggles to explore the police stories at the “VR Police Experience”*.
* Please check with museum staff for the arrangement of this activity.
In the largest exhibition hall in the museum, exhibits are displayed in chronological order or by police work stream to reflect important historical moments and developments of the Force.
Triad societies are a principal focus of the Force’s law enforcement. An altar has been restored at which triad members used to be recruited, giving you a glimpse of the rituals that induced superstition and a sense of fear.
Presents a selection of Hong Kong’s landmark crime cases from the past in short films that help bring the shocking scenes back to life, enabling you to understand how the detectives persisted in solving each case.
Introduces individual themes concerning the Force. Two large video walls can showcase videos and photographs related to different events and themes. The revitalised Police Museum features the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland in 2022 and the "National Security Law" as the first exhibition themes, with content covering national security.
The revitalised Police Museum introduces a variety of new technology to create different thematic galleries and attractions to increase its attractiveness and enhance visitors’ understanding of the history and work of the Hong Kong Police Force.
Take you on a journey through over a century of the Force’s history in a “time machine” and showcases the major events and police stories from different eras of the Force in animation.
The crème de la crème from different units of the Force are standing by. They are projected in front of you in virtual 1:1 lifelike images!
Ever thought about putting on the uniforms of different eras and units? The artificially intelligent tailor will make your wishes come true!
The interactive multimedia games with a crime detection theme allow you to experience crime detection work and to raise your crime prevention awareness.
Just open the “AR Police Spot” app, and a virtual police officer will appear on your telephone screen to take photographs and videos with you!
Gives you a 360-degree panoramic view of the vivid virtual police world. In whichever direction you turn, the scenes are as realistic as if you were there in person.
Introduces little-known general knowledge titbits about police culture and customs, daily work and jargon, so that you can have a better understanding of the Force.
Notable Cases present a selection of Hong Kong’s landmark crime cases from the past. They are showcased in short films that help bring the shocking scenes back to life and enable us to understand how the detectives persisted in solving each case.
Address 27 Coombe Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
Tel (852) 2849 7019
Fax (852) 2849 4573
Tuesday to Sunday and Public Holidays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday (except Public Holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year
NWFB Bus No. 15 (from Exchange Square to the Peak). Get off at the Wan Chai Gap Road Stop.
Hiking Trail to the Police Museum map
Route 1: Wong Nai Chung Gap Road petrol station ＞ Black’s Link ＞ Coombe Road
Route 2: Kennedy Road ＞ Wan Chai Gap Raod (Wan Chai Green Trail) ＞ Coombe Road
Route 3: Aberdeen Yue Kwong Chuen ＞ Aberdeen Reservoir Road ＞ Coombe Road
Friendly Reminder: Visitors are required to walk up a flight of stairs consisting of 55 steps to arrive at the Police Museum uphill. Those with mobility difficulties are encouraged to visit the “Virtual Tour” online.
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