Welcome to The Paper Trail
Welcome to Frogmore Mill...
the world's oldest mechanised paper mill
With Easter now behind us - we have reverted to Summer Opening Times - Open Monday to Friday, as well as second and last Sundays of the month. We have also now added some new courses as well - so check out these.
Sponsor us for
'The Dickinson Dash!'
To raise funds for the restoration of our ferry boat, we're reenacting 'The Dickinson Dash' - a historic canal route and a race against time!
Two boats, 'Mo Fiddler' and 'Storm' will set off at 7am on Saturday May 25th. The trip will be 35 miles long, include 23 locks and our challenge is to finish within 12 hours. To make a donation click the Justgiving 'Sponsor me' button.
Please give generously!
Sponsor us for the Dickinson Dash!
So why visit Frogmore Paper Mill?
Situated in Apsley, a suburb of Hemel Hempstead, Frogmore Mill is the world's oldest mechanised paper mill. In 1803 it became the birthplace of paper's Industrial Revolution when the first of what later became known as a Fourdrinier Paper machine was installed and operated here.
Now operated by the Apsley Paper Trail charitable trust, paper is still made here on a 110 year-old machine which can be viewed by visitors.
With a purpose built visitor centre, the site is open for visitors to learn about the history of paper and print, see paper being made, make their own sheet of paper and do lots of other exciting and interesting things. While visiting, you can also pop into the café for tea and cakes and browse in the mill shop.
For further details call 01442 234600.
Located in Hemel Hempstead, Frogmore Mill is easily accessible from the M1 (Junction 8) or the M25 (Junction 20), is just 30 minutes from London Euston by train (Apsley) and a short walk from Apsley Lock on the Grand Union Canal
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Come and see it happening at the place where it all began.
Frogmore Mill has specialised in recycled papermaking for over 110 years. Recycle for learning is our latest sustainability project - providing schools with new paper from their old waste paper, that we collect from them.More about Recycle for Learning....
Frogmore Mill had been making paper for over 200 years – ever since it became the world’s first commercial mechanised paper mill in 1803.
Group tours of 10 and over need to be booked in advance.
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