Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

HK Museum of Medical Sciences

Hong Kong might seem like nothing but high-rise buildings and bustle, but when you look beyond that first impression, there is much to be found. The bustle is easily left behind: just take a walk around the Peak or along the HK Trail that goes the length of HK Island.  And nestling among the high-rise, especially in the older parts of Hong Kong Island, are several proud old buildings from Hong Kong’s early colonial days, now mercifully preserved.

One of these is the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences that dates back to 1906. Originally designed as as a Bacteriological Institute following the so-called Plague Years of Hong Kong in the 1890s, it became the Pathological Institute after WWII. There’s a full history here and here.

You can find this building on Caine Road at the top of the appropriately named Ladder Street.

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