Please be noted that the closure of all public facilities of YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel will remain until further notice, which include the Heritage of Mei Ho House, Mei Ho Cafe, Mei Ho Store, Washrooms, Function Room, Back Courtyard, Garden 41, etc. Meanwhile, for the latest hostels reservation & opening arrangement of our 7 hostels, kindly refer to our ”Latest News”. We truly apologize for any inconvenience caused.


Heritage of Mei Ho House is temporarily closed until further notice. Please refer to the latest arrangement for detail. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.


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

In response to the recent development of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), in order to protect our visitors & staff, the Heritage of Mei Ho House (The Museum) will be temporarily closed from 24 Nov until further notice.

The services offered by the Museum which include Public Guided Tour (Cantonese, English & Mandarin), Group Visit, Exclusive Private Group Tour and School Guided Tour will continue to be suspended until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.



Tel: Room Booking: 3728 3500
Museum: 3728 3544
Fax: 3755 4378
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Address: G/F, YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel,
Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, 70 Berwick Street,
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon