Industrial heritage in Hong Kong | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Industrial heritage in Hong Kong

I am putting together a list of possible industrial heritage sites in Hong Kong, with links to the relevant Gwulo pages. There is already a very comprehensive list on the Industrial History of Hong Kong website - my modest list is just trying to group together relevant Gwulo pages.  In time, I plan to sort these into previous (ie demolished) sites and those that still exist in some form. Others are very welcome to contribute to this list via the comments.

Industrial Heritage is defined as "the remains of industrial culture which are of historical, technological, social, architectural or scientific value. These remains consist of buildings and machinery, workshops, mills and factories, mines and sites for processing and refining, warehouses and stores, places where energy is generated, transmitted and used, transport and all its infrastructure, as well as places used for social activities related to industry such as housing, religious worship or education." (The Nizhny Tagil Charter on Industrial Heritage, produced by the International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage in 2003). 



Mining sites

Ma On Shan Iron Ore Mine:

Yan Hing Lead Mine, New Territories:

Lin Ma Hang Lead Mine, Sha Tau Kok, New Territories:

West Brother Island Graphite Mine:

Needle Hill Tungsten Mine:

Tai Yu Shan Silver Mine, Mui Wo:


Power stations/Gas works

Hong Kong Electric Power Station, Wanchai (demolished): (1st location)

Hong Kong Electric Power Station, North Point (demolished): (2nd location)

Hong Kong Electric Power Station, Ap Lei Chau (demolished): (3rd location)

Hong Kong Electric Power Station, Lamma Island (in use): (4th location)

CLP Power Station, Hung Hom (demolished): (1st location)

CLP Hok Yuen Power Station, Kowloon Bay (demolished): (2nd location)

Hong Kong Tramways Power Station, Bowrington Canal (demolished):

Gas Works, Ma Tau Kok: (1st location)

Gas Works, Shek Tong Tsui (demolished):



Wing On Shing Shipyard, Cheung Sha Wan:

Fenwick Shipyard, Wanchai:

Taikoo Dockyard:

Yau Wing Shipyard, Yau Tong:

Junk Shipyard, Aberdeen:


Paper manufacturing

Aberdeen Paper Mill:


Food manufacturing

Rennie's Flour Mills:

Taikoo Sugar Refinery:


Fabric mills

Cotton Mills, Caroline Hill/So Kon Po:


Abattoirs and tanneries

Cattle Depot/Abattoir, Ma Tau Kok:

WG Humphreys & Co. Tannery, Ma Tau Kok

Smithfield Cattle Depot, Kennedy Town:



Duro Paint Factory, Quarry Bay (1st location):

Duro Paint Factory, North Point (2nd location):

National Lacquer & Paint Products Factory, North Point:

Blackhead's Soap and Soda Factory, Shaukeiwan:

British-American Tobacco Factory, Causeway Bay:

Orient Tobacco Factory, Mong Kok Tsui:

Green Island Cement Works, Hung Hom:

Brick Works, Deep Water Bay (demolished):





Hi Liz,

Thanks for bringing these together. A suggestion is to work through this by category, as going for everything at once is a bit daunting. The list can then be displayed split by category too.

eg you've got some power stations at the bottom of the list. Here are a few more:

Regards, David

Thanks David, that's an excellent suggestion. Will do. Cheers, Liz