Creating a sustainable future for the world's oldest mechanised paper mill
....the birthplace of paper's industrial revolution.

PAPER - the material that shaped the modern world

Family fun 2020

We have lots of activities for younger ones and their families during the school holidays. Our now familiar storyboats are back with new days and themes, plus a new range of drop-In activities to fill a morning or afternoon with creative projects.

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Author: Sue Woolnough

Location: Apsley Paper Trail,Frogmore Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Hemel Hempstead

Newsletter - Autumn 2019

Here is our latest newsletter. You can sign up to receive our quarterly newsletters direct if you would like to do so.

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Author: Sue Woolnough

GCSE Design and Technology - paper and board

We can cover much of the content you need to deliver to your students, at Frogmore Paper Mill; learning in action.

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Author: Sue Woolnough

Fundraise for us

Running a book club, doing a sponsored activity or organising an appeal, could raise the funds that are needed to make roofs watertight, stop walls from crumbling, replace gutters and down-pipes, and the very many other day-to-day jobs that need doing, or even fund new initiatives. Help us with a social activity while having fun.

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Make a donation

Frogmore Paper Mill is a registered charity and in order to, move forward; we need funds. We aim to offer an exciting experience for all who visit, whatever their interest or knowledge of paper; the interested general public, industry specialists and education groups. If you are willing to donate for a specific or general cause, we will be happy to receive it.

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Volunteer with us

The Apsley Paper Trail charitable trust operates The Paper Trail Project at its two sites, Apsley Mills and Frogmore Mill. The project is run on a not-for-profit basis with the profits from all activities returned to the Trust in order to support the development and expansion of the project as a whole. This takes a lot of work and if you think you can help, please let us know.

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What's on at the mill

  • RSVP life drawing 2nd February 2020

    Confirm attendance at untutored life drawing Read more

  • Letterpress - 2nd February 2020

    An overview of the development of printing through to the present times and its relevance to digital type. Each person is equipped with a typecase from which they set a given text, subsequently printing their text using our Adana presses. Read more

  • Life painting 15th January 2020

    Karen is a wonderful tutor, full of infectious enthusiasm, informed guidance and structured sessions. Karen will give you confidence. Sessions typically begin with a demonstration and a materials list is sent out a few days prior to delivery. This course is suitable for beginners and those with experience. Read more

Our latest

  • FREE funding for schools

    We are very fortunate to be able to offer financial help towards your visit to Frogmore, courtesy of Epson. Funding from the Epson Education Grant is available to enable school staff to bring 30 students here for FREE! Funding is limited, so you are advised to apply early.  The grant is open to any school looking to visit the paper mill for the first time and to returning schools for whom attendance would not otherwise be possible. Read more

  • Office spaces with a difference.

    If you need a work space with character, Frogmore Paper Mill can help. We have small to large spaces to rent, on 'easy in. easy out' terms. Lovely location with venues in the Apsley Marina to take your clients and ample parking. Join a piece of history and discover how easy and friendly office lettings can be. Read more

  • iMechE Heritage Engineering Award 2019

    "But what is a delight to find is an important historic manufacturing site, like Frogmore, that is still very much alive, which still contains the appropriate machinery and where a visitor can still see it doing what it was designed to do when it was first built." Read more