Frogmore Paper Mill is temporarily closed until further notice. Please check the venue's website for the latest details.

The birthplace of paper’s industrial revolution, this working paper mill takes visitors through paper’s 2,000 year history.

Chosen as the site for Henry and Sealy Foundrinier’s newly-patented paper machine, Frogmore Paper Mill is the oldest mechanised paper mill in the world. The first place to produce cheap, plentiful paper, the mill changed the course of history.

Today, visitors can see paper produced by hand and have a go at making their own sheet to take home. Guided tours reveal the paper’s origins 2,000 years ago, the transition from handmade processes to machines, and the fibre science that makes mass production possible.

Home to a gallery hosting local and national artists, as well as touring exhibitions and archive displays, the mill also boasts a cafe with riverside views in the former storage sheds, a well-stocked shop and a programme of special events including theatre, craft fairs, street food markets and more.

Frogmore Paper Mill

Apsley Paper Trail, Frogmore Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9RY

01442 234600


Opening times

Temporarily closed

WE ARE CLOSED. Only tickets for our school holiday Storyboats are available.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A LARGE FIRE WE CANNOT CURRENTLY ALLOW VISITORS TO OUR SITE. This includes all guided tours, group and school visits, museum viewing or our cafe and shop.

However, we can offer our Storyboat sessions during the school holidays as these are outside and our boat was unharmed.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We will be back and operational as soon as we possibly can. Please sign up to our Newsletter (bottom of home page), and folow our social media for updates.

September 2022 is our earliest estimate for reopening.

With a National Art Pass you get

10% off in shop
!0% discount on paper, pads and souvenirs, sold in the shop
Valid until December 2022

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