Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences (CN: 香港醫學博物館) is housed in an Edwardian-style building that dates back to 1905, an attraction in itself, and offers an insight into the development of health care in Hong Kong. It dives into not only Western medicine but also Chinese medicine. It has permanent exhibitions such as the Human Body, The Old Laboratory, Herbalist Shop and much more.

Open hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays & Public Holidays 1 pm to 5 pm.

Admission is 20HKD, Concession 10HKD, and family 50 HKD.

Nearby

  • PMQ – heritage site offering arts, shopping and dining
  • Kwong Fuk Ancestral Hall (廣福義祠)
  • Liang Yi Museum (兩依藏)
  • Man Mo Temple (文武廟)
  • Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum (孫中山紀念館)

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Wikipedia Says

History

The building that would later become Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences was built in 1906. It was designed as a Bacteriological Institute and renamed to Pathological Institute after World II. The building was designed by Leigh & Orange.

Being the first laboratory of bacteriology in Hong Kong, it was constructed of red bricks and consisted of three blocks. The main block is a two-storey building with a basement. The second one was used as a dormitory and the third for keeping animals.

In 1972, the institute was relocated to Victoria Road and the building was then used as a storeroom for Pathology Service for the Health Department.

The building was declared a monument in 1990. In 1995, it was handed over to the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences Society and converted to a public museum.

Features

It is a three-tier building occupying 10,000 square feet (930 m²) and it consists of 11 exhibition galleries including a gallery for Tai Ping Shan View, a game room, a library and the Gordon King Lecture Theatre.

The galleries include:
Lui Hac Minh Gallery
Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association Gallery
Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Goal

The aim of the museum is to exhibit and educate the public about Hong Kong’s medical history and to preserve historical medical materials relating to the local development of medicine. Publications and leaflets are distributed to the public occasionally to help arouse the interest of the public in the medical history of Hong Kong and increase their knowledge and understanding of health and diseases.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Website: www.hkmms.org.hk
  • EN Address: 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Island
  • Getting There: Bus 23, 23A, 23B, 40, 40M outside Pacific Place or 12M at Tamar Street in Admiralty and get off at Ladder Street.

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