The TV programme had introduced the 'Hong Kong Museums of Medical Sciences' (HKMMS) which was located in a renovated 3-storey Edwardian style building, at 2 Caine Lane at the Mid-levels, Hong Kong Island.
This buidling was established in 1906 and called "Bacteriological Institute" previously. Later, it was called "Pathological Institute" after The World War II.
The Museum occupies 10,000 square feet, comprising 11 Exhibition Galleries, 1 Gallery for Tai Ping Shan View, 1 Library and 1 Lecture Room, each presents in a variety of ways to arouse interests and to help members of the community know more about health and diseases, including past conquests, current developments and future challenge of special relevance to Hong Kong. It also explores the interface between Chinese and Western medicine and encourage research in this area. It intends to serve both as an educational venue and to restore and conserve medical objects of historical value. As such, it is the first of its kind amongst medical museums in the world!
About their objectives, they want to exhibit and educate the public about Hong Kong's medical history as well as to preserve historical medical materials relating to the local development of medicine. Occasionally, special activities are held by the museum to inform the public about medical information and news. Publications and leaflets are also distributed to the public occasionally so as to help arouse the interest of the public in the medical history of Hong Kong and increase their knowledge and understanding of health and diseases. This museum is special and meaningful since it is the first of its kind among all the medical museums in the world.
This is the Herbalist Shop of HKMMS which included Chinese herbal medicines and the
traditional Chinese medical practitioner's equipment.
The design of this room is in accordance with the traditional style and concept of a Chinese herbalist shop. We can recognize many herbs from the Chinese herb shop and some them we might have actually taken before.
How to get there?
The museum closes on Mondays but is open to the public from 10:00a.m to 5:00p.m from Tuesday to Saturday. On Sundays and public holidays, it starts at 1:00p.m. and closes at 5:00p.m. The admission fee is HK$10.00 for adults and $5 for the disabled people, full-time students and the elderly aged 60 or above.
By "Central - Mid-Levels Escalators"
Use the "Central - Mid-Levels Escalators" (after 10:30am) from Central to Caine Road, and walk westwards for around 10 minutes till you reach Ladder Street. Descend Ladder Street and turn left after the first flight of steps into Caine Lane. The Museum is down Caine Lane, on your right. [Dynamic Route (Central Market - Museum)]
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