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Hong Kong's Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum - Central Hong Kong

Located in Kom Tong Hall at 7 Castle Road in Central, the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum was opened on December 12, 2006, in commemoration of the 140th birthday of the influential Chinese statesman.

Dr Sun Yat-Sen is known as a great revolutionary and was regarded as the "Father of the Nation" for leading the Revolution of 1911 which has resulted in the collapse of the feudal Qing Dynasty (1636-1911) and the founding of the Republic of China.

Sun Yat-Sen has a close relationship with Hong Kong, which is the place that he received his secondary and university education, and cradled his revolutionary thoughts and uprising plans.

From the establishment of the Xing Zhong Hui (Revive China Society) in 1894 to the founding of the Chinese Republic in 1912, Dr Sun kept using Hong Kong as a base of his revolutionary campaign.

The building which houses the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum was built in 1914.  It features an ancient Edwardian architecture comprising four storeys and a floor area of 2560 square meters.

The museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen has two regular exhibition halls: Sun Yat-sen and the Modern China and Sun Yat-sen and Hong Kong. The museum also include a Special Theme exhibition and lecture hall, a reading room, two video rooms, interactive study rooms, and an activity room to introduce the achievements around Dr. Sun and the Revolution of 1911 via interactive PC games.

There are also audio guides, school lectures, educational DVDs and traveling exhibition panels. About 150 precious objects on display in the museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, 70% of which are collected by the museum and donated by citizens, while other 10 pieces are borrowed from the museum of London and 48 pieces from museums of mainland China, most of which are Class A National Cultural Relics.

Popular exhibits in Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum include the microscope used by Mr. Sun during his medicine study in Guangzhou from 1886 to 1887, an exam answer sheet of Mr. Sun during his medicine study in Hong Kong, Guan Jingliang's marriage certificate bearing Dr. Sun's name as a witness, the dinner menu from Dr. Sun's graduation ceremony in the Hong Kong College of Medicine, one of the first seals of "Long Live the Republic of China", a holograph letter of sun Yat-sen to the British Hong Kong Regierung for a permission of landing on Hong Kong in 1909, the Sun Yat-sen's Declaration of the election results of his provisional presidency on Jan 1, 1912, the Abdicate Rescript of the last emperor Xuantong of Qing Dynasty on Feb 12, 1912, a granted autography horizontal scroll of "universal love" from Sun Yat-sen to Hong Kong mariners, a couplet to Huang Xing inscribed by Dr. Sun in 1912, and a Generalissimo Order issued by Mr. Sun on Nov 26, 1923.

Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum Photo Gallery


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