Hong Kong Railway Museum, Hong Kong

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Railroad enthusiasts feel right at home at Hong Kong Railway Museum, allowing visitors to delve into the story of the British Hong Kong railway with an overview of its construction, infrastructure, and a first-hand look at trains and wagons used throughout the network's history. View old photographs, play with train models, or walk onto a preserved wagon sectioned into different classes. Exhibits provide a stark contrast to the modern Hong Kong transport system in use today. All displays include explanations both in English and in Chinese. Arrange to visit Hong Kong Railway Museum and other attractions in Hong Kong using our Hong Kong journey planning tool .
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  • This little railway museum has expanded to include the history of all railways in the Territory. It has been undergoing a revamp and displays have been limited but this should be complete by Easter. B...  more »
  • It might be a very small reminder of the past but it’s jolly well done. The original station is as was in the day with a nice collection of memorabilia including part of the old signalling system. Out...  more »
  • What I like about it: -Admission is free -A bit of activity for kids - An insight of what it was like then .There was a bit of historical facts on site - You could go on board of an old train to look ...  more »
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  • Great little place for a little history of Hong Kong's railway. The faithfully restored, green 51 diesel engine is an ultra classic of old Hong Kong scene. It was part of the memory of me growing up in the 70s and 80s. It's wonderful to see some of Hong Kong's heritage being reserved as it's a rapidly developing country.
  • Great for kids who love trains as you can actually get on trains to check them out. Location is not the best though - kind of out of the way. Plan to spend no more than an hour there.
  • Very cool things to see. There are really old trains, old train stations and you can “legally” walk on the train tracks. There is a shop which sells train related things, but a 15 min walk from the closest MTR station and not that easy to find. I ended up using google maps to find it. There are really historical things in the “train station”, like old tickets and a lot of pictures to tell you about the history of KCR. In certain periods of time you can hop on one of the old trains and watch a TV show which is at least 30 or 40 years old, but it is in Cantonese.
  • While the other stations along the Kowloon to Canton Railway were built to a standard design, the station at Tai Po Market was built in Chinese style. Construction work was completed in 1913. The external features of the facade, roof and decorations were patterned upon a Chinese structure. Internally, it was designed to function as a railway station. The station was made redundant by a new one in a nearby location in 1983. It was then fully restored and now houses the Hong Kong Railway Museum. (By AMO)
  • Vary small has about 4 carriages that you can go on and small model railway that was not working fully working good points it free.
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