Created By: HKBU
Dr Sun Yat-sen is a world-known revolutionist who had a close relationship with Hong Kong. He devoted his whole life to setting up the Republic of China. He had his secondary and university education and developed his revolutionary beliefs in Hong Kong.
The museum has two permanent exhibitions that display many valuable historical artefacts in order to give a complete view of Dr Sun Yat-sen's life and the significant role of Hong Kong in the reform movement and revolutionary activities.
Moreover, the museum is located in Kong Tong Hall. It is one of the best-preserved buildings that was constructed in the early 20th century Hong Kong. It has been listed as a declared monument in Hong Kong in 2010.
The change of the ancient and the present
Kong Tong Hall is built in 1914. It is the residence of the local businessman Ho Kom-tong originally. Since The former owner, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, decided to demolish the building and there are many objections from the community, the Hong Kong government purchased it for its historical value. The government decided to revitalise the building into a museum for Dr Sun Yat-sen and opened it in late 2006 as Dr Sun Yat-sen had his school life and form the revolution around the Central and Western District before.
This point of interest is part of the tour: 19th Century Central Hong Kong