The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences was established in 1996. It is in a renovated three-story Edwardian-style building, at 2 Caine Lane at the Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is also referred to as Old Pathological Institute.
The aim of the museum is to promote the collection and preservation of materials of historical interest relating to the development of the medical industry in Hong Kong. On occasion, exhibitions are held by the museum to present basic and advanced medical information and news. One of its major goals is to help raise public interest in the medical history of Hong Kong and teach them more about health and diseases.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
TurfTurtle | Apr 9, 2018
A very interesting visit with very detailed exhibits. I highly recommend this place to famillies that are visiting Hong Kong as it has a lot of information that you can't find in other parts of the world. A good experience!
Alex Cheung | Mar 23, 2018
Currently showing: Bound Feet Women of China. An extraordinary exhibition that definitely worth a visit! Highly recommended!!!
C. K. | Mar 11, 2018
A very old building housed the medical museum. Exhibition materials are very old, also covering some history of epidemic control during the early years of the territory. The location of the museum is far from ease of access by public transport.
Brett Gottfried | Apr 13, 2018
An interesting place to visit if you love to see and learn about old medical equipment and practices. This museum chronicals the advancements in medicine that we're achieved in Hong Kong from the 1800's through today. They have some fun exibits. The enterance fee is cheap which makes is a must see and it doesn't take to long to walk through.
Clarence Choi | Apr 19, 2018
Nice historical building and interesting museum, however it's a small building, don't expect too much.
BradJill Travels | Jun 8, 2018
One of the specialty museums that you can visit in Hong Kong is the Museum of Medical Sciences (HK$20 per adult, HK$10 per child) located in the old Pathological Institute building on Caine Lane, near Blake Park. At the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Services you can find 11 galleries, which serve the purpose of spurring interest in the community for past medical feats, the interface of Chinese and Western medicine and the Hong Kong Medical field in general. The building itself is of Edwardian architectural style and was built in 1906. This historical monument was the first purpose-built medical laboratory in Hong Kong and was built near the site of the famous Tai Ping Shan plague outbreak of the late 19th and early 20th century. Of the 11 galleries, the most interesting include the old laboratory and the small radiology display (interesting x-rays of clubbed feet) on the upstairs floor and the Chinese medicine shop exhibition in the basement. There is also a temporary exhibition: The Use of Herbs in Chinese and Western Medicine (June 2013 - March 2014) that offers some interesting displays and information on the ground floor. Overall, this is a nice little collection and tells an interesting story about the history of medical practice in Hong Kong. The museum is most suitable for local residents with an interest in thow world of medicine, diseases and medical practice in general relate to local history. Tip: The Museum of Medical Sciences is also part of The Taipingshan Medical Heritage Trail that takes you through the Tai Ping Shan district, where the plagues terrorized the local populace. The Museum of Medical Science is the first stop on this 1.5-2 hour self walking tour and you can pick up maps for the walk at the museum. Tip: There is another museum not far away dedicated to Dr. Sun Yat-sen, with a focus his life and time in Hong Kong, located 5-6 minutes walk away back up on the main Caine Road. Tip: The museum is a bit tricky to find if you are unfamiliar with the streets of the area. You need to find Caine Lane, not Caine Road. There are purple and blue signs pointing the way to the museum. It is a 3-4 minute walk behind the Man Mo Temple area on Hollywood Road.
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