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.
The Heritage of Mei Ho House will re-open on 17/8 (Tue). Special opening hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be applied as follows:
Tue to Sat: 12pm – 2pm & 3pm – 5pm
Mon, Sun & Public Holidays: Closed
Cantonese Public Guided Tour: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:15pm to 4:00pm, click here to register.
Public Guided Tour including English and Mandarin, Group Visit and Exclusive Private Group Tour will continue to be suspended until further notice.
Please note the special opening hours and see you there!
||Room Booking: 3728 3500
Museum: 3728 3544
||G/F, YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel,
Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, 70 Berwick Street,
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon