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.

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Opening Hours

Tue to Sun:9:30am to 5:00pm
Mondays: Closed (except public holidays)
First three days of the Chinese New Year:Closed
Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve:Closed at 3:30pm (Closed on Mondays)

Heritage of Mei Ho House is open to public for free
Reservation is required for groups with 16 people or above

 

Information

Service Target Free / Charge

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YHA Mei Ho House Public Guided Tour (Cantonese / English / Mandarin) Individual / Groups ≤ 15 people Free

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Group Visit (Guided tour service is not provided) Schools, charities, and non-profit organizations
with 16 – 30 people
Free

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Exclusive Private Group Tour and Extra Guided Tour Service Any groups ≤ 50 people Charge

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School Guided Tour (Provided by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant – Mei Ho House Hong Kong Spirit Learning Project) 20-40 secondary or primary school students (maximum 4 teachers or teaching assistants) Charge

Contact

Tel: 3728 3544
For inquiries regarding hostel or function room, please contact 3728 3500
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