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Frogmore Mill

Frogmore Mill

Address

Frogmore Mill,
Fourdrinier Way, Aspley,
Hemel Hempstead,
Hertfordshire,
HP3 9RY

Details

Frogmore Paper Mill is a visitor destination with a real difference, offering a unique experience of exploration, fin and entertainment in an industrial setting. At its heart is an historic paper machine dating from 1895.

Visitors are in for a treat, not only will they see exhibitions, audio visual presentations, the restored 1938 Dennis Ace Fire Engine, but they will get to have a go at hand paper making and take a tour around the historic paper mill itself.

On the guided tour visitors will be shown the site of the world's first working Fourdinier paper machine and the mill race where once the powerful water wheels were sited that drove the first machine in 1803. They will then be shown the 'new' paper machine (itself dating from 1895) with a full explanation of its workings. Although now static, the paper machine is still an amazing site and a genuine feat of engineering.

To complete the visit, stop for refreshments a the cafe overlooking the River Gade and then browse in the gift shop for an array of papers, greeting cards and craft materials. In the warmer months, visitors will be able to take a trip along the River Gade and Grand Union Canal on the centres own ferry boat, the Bryan Donkin.

Some of our visitor's comments:

'A fantastic family day out' Buckinghamshire.
'Absolutely fascinating' South Wales.
'Best value for money I have had for years. Tour was brilliant.' Bristol.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

We are open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays for tours and are open to visitors from 11:00 - 4:30. If you are planning on bringing a group of 10 or more then we ask to please book in advance. Our guided tour times are 11:15, 1:00 and 2:45. We are open Monday - Friday and Sundays for school groups and large parties of 10 or more but we ask that groups book at least two weeks in advance. We are closed Saturdays, New years day, Good Friday. Easter Sunday, Christmas day and Boxing day.

Prices

Our standard adult price is are £7.50 and concessions are £6.50

Directions

See location of Frogmore Paper Mill and Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 058055  Lat: 51.73841 Long: -0.46853

By Road:
From South, A4251 from Kings Langley, past Apsley Mills site, over mini-roundabout, past retail park & through traffic lights at junction of Weymouth St. Durrant's Hill Rd is 2nd right just before The Bull pub. The visitor car park is on left just past traffic lights. Entrance to Frogmore Mill is on Fourdrinier Way which is to the right, after crossing back over Durrant's Hill Road & then 1st left. The main reception is accessed via the courtyard on left 100m along Fourdrinier way. From North along the A4251 from the junction with the A414, Durrant's Hill Road is 1st left after The Bull pub. The visitor car park is on your left just past traffic lights controlling bridge crossing.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Aspley station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed