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

Visit our gallery

Changing exhibitions in our brightly lit gallery, including works by both local and and international artists, paper specific and paper heritage.


Author: Joe Cooper

Location: Frogmore Paper Mill,Fourdrinier Way, Hemel Hempstead

FREE family fun papercrafting

Thursday 12th April between 13.00 and 16.00. Guided by our tutor, you will make a variety of Spring related paper items using the materials supplied. . Suitable for adults and children from age 7 upwards. Advance booking essential.


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

  • Letterpress session

    Single introductory session of Letterpress, 11am - 2.30pm, £50 Only 3 participants per session. Booking essential. Learn or refresh your letterpress skills with our printers. Expertly taught by volunteers who have worked many years on the printing industry and who are clear, informative and friendly. Understand printing up to present day, typesetting and printing on the Adana. Read more

  • 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

  • Hands on papermaking

    A day of just papermaking with our experts. Gain in depth experience of papermaking, learn about the history, the artisan skills, the raw materials and equipment as used by the professionals. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions and explore your own interest in paper. You will make sheets in the full size vat, which will be posted to you once dried. Read more

Our latest

  • 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, Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May 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

  • Bananas!!!

    What links bananas, Frogmore Paper Mill, Lush Cosmetics, One Planet Cafe and workers in Zambia? Banana paper of course! A new special making using not skins but banana plant stems which are cut down each year after the crop is picked. Fairtrade, beautiful and tactile. Read more