Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences - Herbal Knowledge and Medical History of Hong Kong

Established in 1906, this building was once a bacteriological institute, which was used for the control of disease and its prevention.
After it was decommissioned in 1973, this building was used only for warehouses by the Government.
Until in 1996, this building was restored and transformed into a museum.

This museum aims to collect and preserve materials of historical interest relating to the development of medical sciences in Hong Kong.
It comprises some exhibition galleries, a library and a lecture room.
Each presents in a variety of ways to help visitors know more about health and diseases.

Topics include past conquests, current developments and future challenge of special relevance to Hong Kong.
It also explores the interface between Chinese and Western medicine.
This museum also has a herbal garden showing local plants with medicinal uses.

This museum is called "Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences".
Its building is also one of the declared monuments in Hong Kong.

The entrance fee of the museum is about HKD$20 for adults and HKD$10 for seniors, students and children.
The museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, from Tuesdays to Saturday.
On Sundays and Public Holidays, it is open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
It is closed on Mondays, except Public Holidays.

To reach this museum, exit off Sai Ying Pun MTR Station Exit C.
Then, takes about 15 minutes walk towards the direction of Central, along Bonham Road and Caine Road.
Descend Ladder Street and turn left after the first flight of steps into Caine Lane.
The Museum is near Caine Lane.

Alternatively, you can use the Mid-Levels Escalators from Central to Caine Road and walk westwards until you reach Ladder Street.

Descend Ladder Street and turn left after the first flight of steps into Caine Lane.
The Museum is near Caine Lane, on your right.

Average spending per person: HKD$50 Below
Location: Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
Address: 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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