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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Author: Joe Cooper

What's on at the mill

  • 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

Our latest

  • Street Food Market

    Friday 26th April 5-10pm They're back! After a brief hibernation, they can't wait to welcome the spring with an evening of fab food and drink brought to you by the most amazing local traders. Eat Local Markets, Street Food will be returning to Frogmore Paper Mill (because they love it's industrial charm so much!) and will fill the yard with great smells, chilled tunes and offer you a place to unwind with your friends and family. Read more

  • Frogmore Newsletter

    If you wish to keep up to date with our news but don't use social media, this is for you! Read more

  • 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