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Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

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Address: 2 Caine Lane, Hong Kong, China
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852 2549 5123
13:00 - 21:00
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Interesting little place

Small museum with interesting tidbits about medicine in general and also in Hong Kong, particularly the plague. Information targeted towards people with little to no medical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum with interesting tidbits about medicine in general and also in Hong Kong, particularly the plague. Information targeted towards people with little to no medical background so is good for all ages. The sections on Chinese medicine, particularly the apothecary type setup in the basement, was very interesting. I also found the room explaining the spleen in terms of... More 

1 Thank pjcot1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you in the area, stop by and visit. it is a small but interesting museum, especially the basement.

Thank Kasia Z
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's interesting but a little out of the main tourist areas. Lots of old and fascinating medical exhibits. The museum building and the surrounding area is rather historic.

Thank pianocello
Perth, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

if you choose to walk to the museum, you may very well have to tackle a number of flights of steep stairs! The museum itself is a fine example of a colonial structure. The ground floor devotes a lot of room to an artist's works which fuse medicine with art. Interesting, if you like that sort of thing. Upstairs had... More 

1 Thank GoodWick65
Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our whole family enjoyed this museum (before its temporary closure from mid Sept till early 2017 for renovation). Keep in mind that this might be a long way to come to this western part of Hong Kong Island for this small museum (formerly Old Pathological Institute) and therefore you may wish to plan a half or full day to complete... More 

5 Thank ckm818
Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

As a medical student, this museum seemed to be a must-see during a visit back to Hong Kong. The depth of knowledge is likely to be most interesting for secondary school students - giving a good amount of depth into infection control, the human body. With extra knowledge on the foundation of the museum itself, it's historical uses, and many... More 

1 Thank Rachelle E
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

It is a tiny but interesting museum, showing you the medical history of the old Hong Kong. There are less than 30 medical museums in the whole wide world and it is one of them. The building itself is also very nice

1 Thank Wai Keung Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 936 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This place is a little hard to find but is a lovely building set within a small apothecary garden which is itself worth a visit. The entrance fee is relatively expensive for HK. There is a short introductory film (which is not brilliant) and then there is not a clear route around the museum. There is a first floor to... More 

1 Thank sheepygold
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

As a physician and medical technologist with specific experience in microbiology, this was a great stop for me. The museum reviews the bubonic plague outbreak, as well as the SARS outbreak. The surrounding garden is lovely.

2 Thank Janet C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

It was a nice walk to get to, through the steep side streets and walkways. The museum building is itself beautiful and tucked away from the bustling streets nearby. The exhibits were great and factual but to me, were laid out in a very random order, as if the museum was under renovation. It was a great addition to my... More 

1 Thank josephpatrickjames

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