Rags make paper...

"Rags make paper, paper makes money, money makes banks, banks make loans, loans make beggars, beggars make rags. " Anon. English 19th C.Read more

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Why volunteer?

Frogmore Paper Mill is a place like no other to volunteer. It is a lovely location by the water, with friendly staff and no two days the same. However as a tour guide we are looking for people for specific roles but willingness to 'muck in' is always appreciated. The atmosphere is relaxed, though actually that can belie that we can be frantically busy!Read more

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What we do

At Frogmore Paper Mill we celebrate the huge contribution that paper has played in shaping the world in which we live today.Read more


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The Heritage Fire Brigade

Paper mills each had their own fire brigade as paper could quickly ignite. Today the Paper Trail (Heritage) Fire Brigade was formed on 2nd February 2007 when members of the South Midland District of the British Fire Services Association joined forces with the Apsley Paper Trail. The main purpose of the PTHFB is to maintain and run the historic fire appliances based at Frogmore Paper Mill for the benefit and enjoyment of visitors and the local community.Read more

Family Visits

Frogmore is a lovely venue for a fun and educational family day out – truly something for everyone. Paper is a massively fascinating, yet much overlooked invention. It is hands-on papermaking and heritage in action. A mixture of craft, science, history and Industrial Revolution.Read more

Group visits

If you have a group of 10 or more, booking a group visit is ideal. Group visits can be arranged on any day Monday to Friday and on the first Sunday of any month by our knowledgeable tour guides, many with industry experience. Advance booking is required.Read more

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For group sizes of 10 to 60, we offer a range of education experiences and are able to adapt them for specific group need – just talk to us and we will see what we can do! We deliver to all abilities including special needs and home learning groups. Everyone can get something from a visit to Frogmore Paper Mill. We offer coach parking on site and coach drivers should use the postcode HP3 9RW to our back gate rather than our usual postcode.Read more

Specialist students

We offer workshops for more serious students of paper, whether they be art students, archivists, paper conservationists and creatives. We can deliver sessions which allow for greater exploration of papermaking or letterpress printing, within a longer pre-booked session. Delivery will include a short presentation and tour, plus an extended workshop/s.Read more


For specialist students who require greater depth of technical paper knowledge, with a detailed introduction, longer mill tour and a chance to make A4 handmade paper in the professional vat, where possible with a members. of our staff team. Ideal for artists, designers and paper conservationist.Read more

Corporate and team building days

The opportunity to have a very full, varied and hands on experience of Frogmore Paper Mill for design and advertising groups, plus any interested corporate clients, as we can provide a great informative and group bonding session. Such visits are fully customisable and can include: papermaking, letterpress, a mill tour, a boat trip, a fish and chip or buffet lunch and even a boat race on the back stream if you would like a bit of fun.Read more