From the 1950’s, The Mills played a part in Hong Kong’s booming textile industry, all the way through to the 1980’s when the cotton industry began its demise. The Mills finally ceased operation in 2008 and was turned into warehouses, but since 2014 revitalization efforts have been underway to transform the former cotton mills into a cultural complex with a business incubator, experiential retail, and a non-profit cultural institution. In collaboration with CHAT, the Centre for Heritage, Arts, and Textile, a permanent exhibition will also be on display to tell the story of Hong Kong’s textile industrial history and the role of The Mills originally, as the revitalized institution looks to nurture creativity in Hong Kong for the future.
When The Mills opens this year, the space will offer plenty of opportunity for learning and leisure, with a range of retail, dining, entertainment and public areas, as well as regular events including performances and workshops. A green rooftop, artisan food makers and eateries, public space, outdoor cinema screenings, wellness and leisure activities provide further appeal.
With a wide range of cultural and leisure offerings, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at The Mills.
The Mills is a short walk from Tsuen Wan MTR Station (Exit A3) or Tsuen Wan West MTR Station (Exit A2).
45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong