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Kom Tong Hall (Castle Road, Mid-Levels)
Built in 1914, Kom Tong Hall was named after its first owner Ho Kom-tong (1866-1950), who also went by the names Ho Kai-tong and Ho Tai-sang and who was the younger brother of Sir Robert Ho Tung. A prominent businessman and well-regarded community leader and philanthropist at the centre of the Chinese and Eurasian commercial community during the early 20th century, he was one of the most influential figures of his time.

Kom Tong Hall remained the residence of the Ho family until 1960 when a merchant surnamed Chang purchased the building, before selling it the following year to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The hall was acquired by the Government in 2004 and subsequently converted into the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, which opened to the public in December 2006.

Built in the Composite Classical style popular in the Edwardian Colonial period in Hong Kong, Kom Tong Hall features red brick walls, granite dressings around the windows and doors and ornate ironwork on the balconies. It was one of the first structures built with a steel frame with concealed built-in electrical wiring in Hong Kong.

Internally, the building is richly decorated with classical architectural features in the Baroque and Rococo styles: a grand staircase with ornamental balustrading runs from the basement to the second floor, the ceilings of the main rooms are ornately adorned with moulded plaster panels highlighted in gold leaf, while colourful stained glass windows presenting Art Nouveau patterns of the period can be found along the main staircase and in other prominent locations.

 

   
  Kom Tong Hall
address 7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong (Plan)
Opening Hours Please browse the following website for the opening hours of Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum:
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/sysm/en_US/
web/sysm/visittomuseum/hours.html

Figure : Transport


 
MTR

Central Station

Visitors can use the Mid-Levels Escalator from Central to Caine Road, and walk westwards along the pavement for around 5 minutes.


 
New World First Bus
13

Central (City Hall) - Kotewall Road

23
North Point Ferry - Pokfield Road
23B
Braemar Hill - Robinson Road

 
Citybus
12
Central (Ferry Piers) – Robinson Road (Circular)
12M
Admiralty (Tamar Street) - Park Road (Circular)
40
Wah Fu (North) - Wan Chai North
40M
Wah Fu (North) - Admiralty (Central Government Offices)

 
Kowloon Motor Bus/Citybus
103
Chuk Yuen Estate – Pokfield Road

 
Green Minibus (GMB)
8
Central (Exchange Square) – Baguio Villas (Lower)
10
Causeway Bay (Jaffe Road) - Cyberport Public Transport
22
Pok Fu Lam Gardens - Central (Exchange Square)
22S
Pok Fu Lam Gardens - Central Ferry Piers
28
Causeway Bay (Sun Wui Road) - Baguio Villa (Upper)
31
Causeway Bay (Jaffe Road) - Tin Wan Estate
 

 

The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.