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

Take a tour

Walk-in fascinating guided tours 11.15, 13.00 & 14.45, every Thursday and 1st Sunday in the month. Groups 10+, Monday to Friday but you must book in advance. Our tour guides will reveal how simple yet intriguing, humble paper is.


Author: Joe Cooper

Hands on Papermaking

Explore the art of making handmade paper with our expert papermaker - equipment, traditions, skills and the opportunity to use the professional moulds, deckles and vat.


Author: Sue Woolnough

Workshops for schools

We offer hands-on learning that is curriculum linked for primary and secondary groups. We cover the industrial revolution, water, materials and local studies. 1/2 day or whole day sessions. 10 - 60 students. Coach parking on site.


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.


Author: Joe Cooper

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.


Author: Joe Cooper

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.


Author: Joe Cooper

What's on at the mill

  • Life painting

    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

  • Letterpress

    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

  • You make my world

    A Valentines Day themed crafting session for all the family. Making paper by hand and papercrafting to create your own cards and develop ideas you can continue to use at home. A tutored session, £5 per person, materials provided. Booking essential. Read more

Our latest

  • Chair of Hertfordshire County Council Tour 2018

    The annual tour of Dacorum Borough Council by Richard Thrake, Chair of Hertfordshire County Council, Councillor Rosie Sutton, Mayor, Derek Townsend, Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Sally Marshall, CEO Dacorum Borough Council and Brian Ayling, including a tour of our own Frogmore Paper Mill, led by Peter Burford. The visitors tried their hands at a small piece of papermaking, saw No.4 Fourdrinier Machine in action and learnt more of our rich heritage. Read more

  • 80th birthday

    John Dickinsons Fire Brigade 22 September at 11:10 · These three historic local gems will be at the Riverside Complex this coming Saturday 29/9/18 from 9am to 6pm, weather permitting. The Frogmore Dennis 'Ace' Pump Ladder and the ex Apsley Trailer Dennis Trailer Pump celebrate their 80th. this year. The Ex Apsley Mill Land Rover is a youngster at 62 years. Read more

  • Rent at the Mill

    Vivo DArte's Rent at the Mill has now sold out. "actually experiencing Rent; sitting in the Life Café and being part of ‘La Vie Boheme’, or literally walking ‘On The Street’ as a talented ensemble danced around me, made this a magical and joyous production filled with emotion. Jonathan Larson wrote a musical about making sacrifices for art, and Vivo D’Arte have reinvented it in this stunning and inspired production.- Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly. See more below.. Read more