The Heritage of Mei Ho House (HMHH) museum is reopened from 17 August 2021 onwards with special opening hours (please click here for the details). Meanwhile, please be noted that the closure of all other public facilities of YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel will remain until further notice, including Mei Ho Cafe, Mei Ho Store, Washrooms, Back Courtyard, Garden 41, etc. For the latest reservation arrangement for our 7 hostels, kindly refer to our ”Latest News”. We truly apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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The origin of Heritage of Mei Ho House

Heritage of Mei Ho House (HMHH) museum is the first privately-run museum of Hong Kong Housing established and operated by the Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association. Mei Ho House, Mei Ho House originated from a devastating blaze that broke out in 1953 (later known as “Shek Kip Mei Fire”).

The fire caused nearly 58,000 people homeless. In order to provide long term housing to the large number of fire victims, the government built the first batch of resettlement blocks (Block A to H) on the site of the fire. The eight six-storey resettlement blocks, which included Mei Ho House, were completed in 1954.

Mei Ho House marked the beginning of Hong Kong’s public housing policies, making it an ideal site for setting up a museum focusing on the history of the local community and the evolution of public housing and folk life.

 

Opening Hours

46149228_1802393006556578_6676106502161301504_oThe Heritage of Mei Ho House will re-open on 17/8 (Tue). Special opening hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be applied as follows:

Tue to Sat: 12pm – 2pm & 3pm – 5pm

Mon, Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

Cantonese Public Guided Tour: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:15pm to 4:00pm, click here to register.

Public Guided Tour including English and Mandarin, Group Visit and Exclusive Private Group Tour will continue to be suspended until further notice.

Please note the special opening hours and see you there!

Contact

Tel: Room Booking: 3728 3500
Museum: 3728 3544
Fax: 3755 4378
Email: [email protected] Social Network Facebook Instagram
Address: G/F, YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel,
Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, 70 Berwick Street,
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon