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.
Heritage of Mei Ho House will be closed for renovation and improvement works from 3 Jan 2022. The brand new exhibition is coming in Mid-2022. It 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.
Public Guided Tour, Group Visit and Exclusive Private Group Tour will be suspended until further notice. We truly apologize for any inconvenience caused.
||Room Booking: 3728 3500
Museum: 3728 3544
||G/F, YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel,
Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, 70 Berwick Street,
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon