This is a two floor museum found on the G/F and 1/F of the Mei Ho Estate in Shek Kip Mei. This property is a Grade II historic building that was once part of the Shek Kip Mei Estate, an emergency public housing measure taken to create settlement for the 58,000 who lost their homes during a tragic fire in 1953. Closed down in 2005. The Mei Ho House was reopened in 2013 as a YHA Youth Hostel and Heritage Museum which you can visit today from 10am to 6pm (Tues to Sun), closed on Mondays. Entry is free.
There are two floors, the first is dedicated to everyday life in the Shek Kip Mei neighbourhood in the 1950's and 60's. There are exhibitions scenes accompanied with summary wall text describing street markets, dai pai dongs, herbal tea shops, family grocery stores, barber shops, cinemas, children's playgrounds and games, annual festivities and water sourcing.
The upstairs floor walks visitors through some of the history of the Mei Ho House. You'll learn about the great fire, the emergence of public housing governance which basically made its start because of the Shek Kip Mei tragedy. There are exhibitions setup showing various housing units in the Mei Ho House during the decades after it was opened in 1954. You will also be able to learn a bit about employment and rooftop schools of the 50's and 60's as well. Again, scenes are accompanied with short summary text.
Overall, the Heritage of Mei Ho House is a really good small museum and good learning opportunity for those who have interest in mid-20th century local history which has been preserved for future generations. If you are planning to visit Sham Shui Po and/or Shek Kip Mei, its worth a 30-45 minute visit to the Heritage of Mei Ho House.
Note: There is a pretty good Heritage of Mei Ho House app which provides the summary text of the various exhibitions on both floors. Also, if you want prefer to take a free tour of the museum, these can be arranged through the Mei Ho House website.