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Old Pathological Institute (Caine Lane, Sheung Wan)
The Old Pathological Institute, formerly known as the Bacteriological Institute, was built in Caine Lane in 1905. It was the first purpose-built public health and medical laboratory in Hong Kong.

Bacteriological studies in Hong Kong were still underdeveloped at the end of the 19th century, and only temporary facilities for bacteriological examinations were available until permanent premises were built in Caine Lane in 1905 to house the newly established Bacteriological Institute in response to the need to control plague and other infectious diseases in the territory. The expanded role taken up by the institute after the Second World War saw it renamed the Pathological Institute. When the institute’s headquarters were relocated in 1960, the building was renamed the Old Pathological Institute, but vaccines continued to be produced at the site until the 1970s. The building was then used by the Department of Health as a medical store, before it was converted into the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences in 1995.

Comprising two upper floors and a basement, the red-brick structure is built in the Edwardian style. The arcaded verandah, balconies and double-layer Chinese pan-and-roll tiled roof are examples of the adaptation of Western architecture to a subtropical climate. The building’s parapet walls decorated with a Dutch gable and obelisk-shaped finials are notable architectural features that are rarely found in Hong Kong.

 

 

Old Pathological Institute, Caine Lane, Sheung Wan

Please browse the following website for the opening hours of Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences:
http://www.hkmms.org.hk/en/visit-us/hours-location/
(Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences (HKMMS) will be temporarily closed from 19 September 2016 for renovation work. The Museum will be re-opened in February 2017 tentatively. Please check the website of HKMMS for their latest update.)
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Caine Lane, Sheung Wan (Plan)
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Sai Ying Pun Station


 

 

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