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

Twilight street food market

We've got a whole heap of Autumn and dare I say Christmas events coming up! One of the next events is a new street food market hosted by Eat Local. Join us on 7 September 5-10pm for food and drink at the quirky location of Frogmore Paper Mill.


Author: Joe Cooper

Location: Frogmore Paper Mill,Fourdrinier Way, Hemel Hempstead

Workshops for schools

We hate to say it, but its nearly Back to School time!  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

  • Poster Printing

    Wooden type has become very popular and is now seen everywhere, used by those wanting a bit of texture in their message rather than crisp digitally printed type. Learn how to use it. Sunday 6th May 11am-2.30pm. Booking essential £50 Read more

  • Create a Cartoon Character

    Develop cartoon characters with Hollywood animator and art director of 25 yesrs. Richard Smitheman. See The London School of Figure Drawing for his credentials. Learn from a professional. Hands-on. Lots of help demo and activity. Read more

Our latest

  • 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

  • 200 hundred years ago : when our canal changed direction

    Next month will be the 200th anniversary since the publication of an Act relating to the Grand Junction Canal (GJC), now known as the Grand Union Canal (GUC). Acts of Parliament are identified by the Kings Regnal Year, in this case the 58th year of the reign of George III. George reigned from 1760 to 1820 and is well known for having lost our American colonies and for his mental illness in later life, portrayed in the film The Madness of King George. Read more

  • NEW! 2 day figure drawing and anatomy

    New 2 day Figure Drawing and Anatomy for the Artist, Autumn 2018 10.00 - 16.00. £80. A concentrated workshop with Richard Smitheman, 25 years of experience in the Los Angeles film and animation industry. Structured, informed session with a life model to improve your observation and hence drawing. Book in advance. Read more