Take a Cultural Walk at Hong Kong Railway Museum


Wanna take a cultural walk at the museum but at the same time don’t wanna leave the brilliant sun behind? Hong Kong Railway Museum is your choice! Just grab your beloved camera and come with me guys!

Hong Kong Railway Museum is located at the heart of Tai Po Market. Being the former Tai Po Market Railway Station before the electrification of the Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR), it was built in 1913 with an old-fashioned traditional Chinese style, which was unique among other railway stations designed at that time. It was declared a monument in 1984, and then refurbished and opened to public again as a museum in 1985.

With most of the exhibits being displayed outdoors, it’s no doubt the perfect place to enjoy sunshine and at the same time, keep the shutter buttons of your beloved cameras busy!

Outdoor exhibits include Sir Alexander Diesel Electric Engine No. 51, named after the former Hong Kong Governor, Sir Alexander Grantham.

The Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive, W.G.Bagnall 0-4-4T, which formerly ran on the Sha Tau Kok Railway between Fanling and Sha Tau Kok.

And, last but not least, 6 historic coaches featuring compartments of different classes for you to explore!

Actually, the classic outlook of the old station building and the above mentioned “engines”, make Hong Kong Railway Museum a hot spot for taking pre-wedding photos!

Let’s walk hand-in-hand with your loved ones on the track and capture every romantic moment with your beloved camera!

13 Shung Tak Street, Tai Po Market, Tai Po, Hong Kong

Opening Hours:
Mondays, Wednesday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Tuesdays, Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year’s day and the first three days of Chinese New Year

Links and Reference:
Hong Kong Railway Museum (from Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Railway Museum (The Encyclopedia of PAIL Transport in Hong Kong)

written by gateau on 2011-07-27 #places #location #art-and-culture #hong-kong-railway-museum-sir-alexander-grantham-lc-a-tudorcolor-xlx-200-tai-wo-tai-po-market-kowloon-canton-railway-kcr-sha-tau-kok-railway-narrow-gauge-steam-locomotive

One Comment

  1. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    I always love railway station! ;))

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