Located at High Street in Sai Ying Pun, the Old Mental Hospital was built in 1892 as quarters for foreign nursing staff. In 1939, the building was converted into a mental hospital until the opening of the Castle Peak Hospital in Tuen Mun in 1961, then it was used as a day treatment centre for psychiatric outpatients. It was left vacant from 1971 up to 2001 when the site was redeveloped into the Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, with the façade of the building preserved intact.
The façade of the Old Mental Hospital is L-shaped in plan and featured the style of Early-Baroque architecture, including a wide arched verandah and retaining walls made of rusticated granite blocks. The façade was declared a monument in 2015.
To plan your journey to Old Mental Hospital, visit the "HKeMobility" website (https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk) or mobile application developed by the Transport Department, insert your starting point and "Sai Ying Pun Community Complex" as the destination to search for routes of different transportation mode. Alternatively, you may click the “Journey” button in the Google Map below.
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