Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

The Museum of Medical Sciences in Hong Kong was originally built in response to the 1894 Plague outbreak in the city and used as the Bacteriological Institute, Hong Kong’s first purpose-built public health and clinical laboratory. Repurposed as the Pathological Institute after World War II, the building continued to be actively used for medical developments until the 1970s.

Finally recognised as a potential historical site in the early 1990’s, it was officially granted the status of ‘Monument’ and converted into a Museum. Now a unique and iconic part of the Sheung Wan district, this charming building offers itself not only as a museum, but also rare for Hong Kong, a private event space with character, history and creativity in abundance.

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