Between 1883 and 1892, Dr Sun studied at the Diocesan Home, the Central School (present-day Queen’s College) and the College of Medicine for Chinese (forerunner of the Medical School of The University of Hong Kong), where he completed his secondary and tertiary education.
While studying in Hong Kong, Dr Sun met Chen Shaobai, Yang Heling and You Lie, who constantly criticized the Qing Government and advocated revolutionary ideas.
On 12 February 1895, Dr Sun set up the Hong Kong headquarters of the Revive China Society at 13 Staunton Street, Central, aiming at “driving out the northern alien rulers, restoring the Chinese nation and founding a republican government.” Several revolutionary attempts were staged in Hong Kong.
On 20 February 1923, Dr Sun delivered a speech at the University of Hong Kong, his alma mater, claiming that his revolutionary ideas were nurtured in the territory.
Museums or mausoleums named after Dr Sun Yat-sen on the Mainland and overseas
Former Residence of Dr Sun Yat-sen in Shanghai Dr Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing Former Office of Provisional President in Nanjing
Dr Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall in Guangzhou The Museum of Dr Sun Yat-sen in Zhongshan Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Ijokaku) in Kobe Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall in Singapore
Belonged to Ho Kom Tong, brother of the prominent Hong Kong comprador Ho Tung
Sold to a Chinese merchant surnamed Cheng in 1959 and acquired by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1960
KTH is located in the Central and Western District where Dr Sun had studied and organized his revolutionary activities. • KTH is situated adjacent to the Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail, with the various attractions of the Trail in its neighbourhood. • Being a majestic and magnificent building, KTH is among the very few surviving structures of early 20th century in Hong Kong. The excellent physical condition would minimise the major repairs or conservation works and the floor area of about 2 560 square metres provides adequate space for the Museum facilities.
The linkage of the KTH with Central via the Mid-Levels Escalator and the accessibility of public transport to Caine Road and Robinson Road make the premises highly accessible.
Reading Room Exhibition Gallery Temporary Exhibition Gallery cum Lecture Room Ground Floor Standing Exhibition Gallery (History and preservation of the Kom Tong Hall)
Video Room 1 Video Room 2 Standing Exhibition Gallery (Life History and Revolutionary Career of Dr Sun Yat-sen) First Floor
Interactive Room Activity Room Standing Exhibition Gallery (Political, social and economic condition of Hong Kong at the times of Dr Sun Yat-sen) Second Floor
Exhibition Content: • Life history and revolutionary career of Dr Sun Yat-sen • Political, social and economic condition of Hong Kong at the times of Dr Sun Yat-sen • History and preservation of the Kom Tong Hall Opening: • Full Opening of the Museum in 2007
In Writing • Address：Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum Unit • Hong Kong Museum of History • 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui • Fax：2724 9090 • Emailsysm@lcsd.gov.hk • Online Consultation • Pleasebrowse the column of the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum at the website of the Hong Kong Museum of History (http://hk.history.museum)
Public Consultation Forum Date ：15 July 2005 and 14 October 2005（Friday）Time ：6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Venue：Lecture Hall, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History