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Due to the mains burst nearby, YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel has been temporary closed for emergency repair. Guests who has booked with check-in date before 15 April, please call or email to us for special arrangement.

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The shuttle bus stop for Jockey Club Mt. Davis Youth Hostel has been relocated to Kennedy Town MTR station (Exit C) effective from 1 April. <Details>

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Background

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.
Vision

HMHH is established to promote community-led conservation of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage, traditions and ethoses of Mei Ho House and Hong Kong through collection and preservation of artefacts, research, education and exhibition of Hong Kong’s community development, living environments and aspects of social life since the 1950s.

Mission
  • To preserve aspects of Hong Kong life and to exhibit the way of life, living environments, culture and ethos of 1950s-70s Hong Kong through collection and preservation of artefacts, research, education and exhibition of household objects of early public housing residents.
  • To arouse public awareness of the importance of conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and to interpret the historical, architectural, cultural and social significance of the historic building Mei Ho House through exhibitions, guided tours, and various cultural activities.
  • To exhibit and interpret the development of Hong Kong’s public housing policies since the 1953 Shek Kip Mei Fire.
  • To encourage cultural exchange between the local community and worldwide travelers through exhibition, guided tours and various cultural activities.
  • To document the process of revitalising the historic building Mei Ho House into a youth hostel for the purpose of conservation research and education.