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7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong

Built in 1914, Kom Tong Hall was named after its first owner, Ho Kom Tong. Ho Kom Tong (1866-1950), alias Ho Kai Tong, otherwise known as Ho Tai Sang, was the younger brother of Sir Robert Ho Tung. Ho Kom Tong was a prominent businessman as well as a well-known community leader and philanthropist at the centre of the Chinese and Eurasian commercial community at the beginning of the 20th century and one of the most influential figures of his time.

Kom Tong Hall remained the residence of the Ho family until 1959 when a merchant surnamed Cheng purchased the building. In the following year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased the building from the Chengs. In 2004, Kom Tong Hall was acquired by the Government and then converted into the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum. The museum has been open to the public since December 2006.

This building is built in the composite classical style popular in the Edwardian Colonial Period in Hong Kong, featuring red brick walls, granite dressings around windows and doors, and ornate ironwork on balconies. It is one of the first structures in Hong Kong built with a steel frame with concealed built-in electrical wiring.

Internally, the building is richly decorated with classical architectural features in Baroque and Rococo styles. A grand staircase with ornamental balustrading serves the building from basement to the second floor. The ceilings of the main rooms are ornately decorated with moulded plaster panels highlighted in gold leaf. Colourful stained glass windows in Art Nouveau patterns of the period can be found at the main staircase and other notable positions.


7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong (Plan)

Opening Hours

10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily;
extended to 7:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
Closed at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve and Lunar New Year’s Eve
Closed on Thursday (except Public Holidays, the anniversaries of Dr Sun's birth (12 November) and death (12 March)) and on the first two days of Lunar New Year


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
23A Lai Tak Tsuen - Robinson Road (Circular)

3B Central (Rumsey Street) - Pokfield Road
12 Central (Ferry Piers) – Robinson Road (Circular Route)
12M Admiralty (Tamar Street) - Park Road (Circular)
40 Wah Fu (North) - Wan Chai Ferry
40M Wah Fu (North) - Wan Chai Ferry

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

Green Minibus (GMB)
8 Central (City Hall) – Baguio Villas (Lower)
10 Causeway Bay (Jaffe Road) - Cyberport Public Transport Interchange
10X Central (Chater Road) - Scenic Villas
11 Causeway Bay (Jaffe Road) - Tin Wan Estate
28 Causeway Bay (Sun Wui Road) - Baguio Villa (Upper)
31 Causeway Bay (Jaffe Road) - Tin Wan Estate

Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum

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


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