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 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 a 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) displays 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.

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

Public Guided Tour
Cantonese Tour: 3pm to 4pm of every Tuesday to Sunday and Public Holidays
English / Mandarin Tour: 11am to 12nn of alternate Sundays
(No reservation required, free of charge)

For more details of the Public Guided Tour, Group Visit and Group Guided Tour,   Please click here.