Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

The museum, dedicated to the father of modern China, is housed in a marvellous Edwardian-style building, which itself is more interesting than the exhibitions. Originally named Kom Tong Hall and built in 1914, the mansion was the residence of Ho Kom-tong, a tycoon from an influential Eurasian family in the early colonial era. It was converted into a Mormon Church in 1960, and became the museum that it is today in 2006.

Dr Sun Yatsen was a key figure in modern Chinese history and he had many links with Hong Kong, but the dull displays here do not really do justice to his legendary life.