The opening hours of The Heritage of Mei Ho House (HMHH) museum resume normal , Back Courtyard and Washrooms will be opened on specific time starting from 2 November 2021 (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,  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

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***Latest Announcement***
Heritage of Mei Ho House will be closed for renovation and improvement works from 3 Jan 2022 to April 2022. The brand new exhibition will take everyone back to the past again, which will further engage the visitors to make them feel as if they were living in an old community through a highly immersive design. The past affection of neighborhoods and the transformation of Mei Ho House will be vividly demonstrated right in front of the visitors. Catch the last chance to visit the current exhibition!

 

The opening hours of the Heritage of Mei Ho House will resume normal starting from 2/11 (Tue) and more Cantonese Public Guided Tour will be provided on weekdays. Meanwhile, the back courtyard and washrooms will also be open for the convenience of visitors. Details are as follows:

Heritage of Mei Ho House, Back Courtyard and Washrooms:
Tue to Sun and Public Holidays: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mon: Closed

Cantonese Public Guided Tour:
Every Tuesday to Friday (Except Public Holidays): 3:15 pm to 4 pm, 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.

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