Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences information

Hong Kong , China
Street 2 Caine Lane
+852 2549 5123
Getting there
bus 3B, alight at Ladder St bus stop on Caine Rd
More information
adult/concession $10/5
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 1-5pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

This small museum houses medical implements and accoutrements (including an old dentistry chair, an autopsy table and herbal medicine vials and chests), and offers a rundown on how Hong Kong coped with the 1894 bubonic plague. The exhibits comparing Chinese and Western approaches to medicine are unusual and instructive, but the museum is less interesting for its exhibits than for its architecture: it’s housed in what was once the Pathological Institute, a breezy Edwardian-style brick-and-tile structure built in 1905 and fronted by palms and bauhinia trees.