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.


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【Opening arrangement】

The Heritage of Mei Ho House (HMHH) will reopen from 2 November 2022 (Wednesday) and display a brand new exhibition. 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.

To safeguard public health, all visitors entering the museum must wear their own masks. Public Guided Tours, Group Visit and Guided Tour Service for Groups are resumed. Please click here for more details and registration.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday & public holidays:10am – 6pm
Mid-Autumn Festival, Christmas Eve & Lunar New Year’s Eve:10am – 4pm
Mondays (except public holidays) & the first three days of the Lunar New Year:Closed
Free admission