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Hong Kong Railway Museum

Hong Kong Railway Museum


Situated in the town center of Tai Po Market, the Hong Kong Railway Museum is an open-air museum occupying some 6,500 square meters converted from the old Tai Po Market Railway Station. Erected in 1913, the station building features the pitched roof of traditional Chinese building. It was declared a monument in 1984, refurbished and opened as a museum in 1985.


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Opening Hours


Monday, Wednesday to Sunday & public holidays : 10am-6pm

Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve :  10am-5pm

Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year


Getting There


Address: 13 Shung Tak Street, Tai Po Market, Tai Po, Hong Kong.

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Transport:  Please click here to search suitable transportation modes and routes to plan your visit. 

  • By MTR:

    • A 10-minute walk from Exit A2 of Tai Po Market Station to Tai Po Complex, follow the directional signage of the Museum and then through Wai Yi Street to On Fu Road by a 8-minute walk.

    • A 10-minute walk from Exit B of Tai Wo Station. First, turn right to take escalator to Tai Wo Plaza. Next, follow the passage on the right to take escalator to the ground level. Then go in the direction of Oi Wo House and Kui Wo House, and follow the directional signages of the Museum via Tai Wo Bridge and Yan Hing Street.

  • By Mini Bus:

    Interchange Mini Bus no. 20A, 20C, 20K at mini bus station next to MTR Tai Po Market Station, alight at Tai Po Complex and then through Wai Yi Street to On Fu Road by a 8-minute walk.

  • By Bus:

    KMB Bus nos. 72, 72X, 73X, 74X, 75X, 271, alight at Kwong Fuk Road and then a 15-minute walk along On Fu Road.

Location of the Hong Kong Railway Museum




Visiting Rules

To show proper consideration for the relics on display and to make sure our museum is a place where all visitors can enjoy in a pleasant atmosphere, please observe the following rules:

  • please do not eat or drink, smoke, throw stones and pick flowers inside the museum.
  • please do not bring animals and bicycles into the museum; guide dogs accompanying visually-impaired visitors are, however, allowed.
  • please do not take wedding, graduation or portrait/cosplay photos inside exhibition gallery and historical coaches of the museum; please do not use tripods when taking photos in outdoor areas of the museum.
  • please do not record videos inside the museum.

“Stories Behind Built Heritage: Old Tai Po Market Railway Station Celebrates 110 Years” Exhibition

The Old Tai Po Market Railway Station, the only railway station built in traditional Chinese architectural style in Hong Kong, was erected in 1913, and 2023 marks its 110th anniversary. This photo exhibition introduces the history and evolution of the station as well as its relationship with the development of the Tai Po community.





Permanent Exhibition

The station building includes the exhibition gallery, old ticket office and signal cabin. Through the display of artefacts, train models and historical photos, the development of railways in Hong Kong is introduced. A series of video and multimedia programmes allow visitors to explore the past and present of Hong Kong railways in a fun and educational way.

Railway Museum Unveils a New Look for Its Exhibition Gallery   Booking Office

The outdoor area features a narrow gauge steam locomotive, diesel electric engines, historical coaches, trolleys and semaphores for visitors to get in touch with railway relics.  

Diesel Electric Engine No. 51    Historical Coaches

New Exhibit: Diesel Electric Engine No. 60

Diesel Electric Engine No. 60     Diesel Electric Engine No. 60


Locomotive No. 60 commenced operation in 1974, witnessing the railway freight services between Hong Kong and the Mainland reaching their peak in the 1980s and 1990s. It was retired from service in 2021.


Diesel Electric Engine No. 60 – “Peter Quick”

Fanling - Sha Tau Kok Branch Line

Diesel Electric Engine No. 51 - "Sir Alexander"


Layout Plan

Layout Plan

iM Guide

Railway Museum ambassador Chai Chai  

“iM Guide” mobile app highly recommended by our ambassador “Chai Chai”!


  • Collect stamps to acquire "Chai Chai" mobile stickers
  • Take a selfie with "Chai Chai" and Diesel Electric Engine No. 51 using AR

    Free download and use the “iM Guide” in the Railway Museum!

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    Guided Tours

    Guided museum tours are available for schools and community groups. For details, please refer to the Application Form for Guided Tour Services.


    Barrier-free Facilities

    The Museum strives to provide a barrier-free access for all. Both groups and individual visitors with special needs can use the vehicle entrance at On Fu Road. Please contact our site staff at (852) 2653 3455 for assistance.

    Currently, barrier-free facilities provided at Hong Kong Railway Museum are:

    • Braille and tactile floor plan at the main entrance
    • Tactile guide path at outdoor area
    • Braille and tactile information on the handrails of the staircase
    • Barrier-free ramp at the Museum Office and enquiries counter suitable for wheelchair users
    • Accessible toilet
    Barrier-free Facilities

    Access Officer: For further enquiries, please contact our Access Officer and Assistant Curator I, Mr Sunny CHAN at 2180 8160 during the office hours (Mon to Fri: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm).



    (852) 2653 3455
    (852) 2638 0897