Frogmore Paper Mill offers a range of exciting educational attractions and activities at the site of the worlds first industrial papermaking machine of 1803. It is one of the few working industrial sites open to the public. Watch our working 1902 Fourdrinier machine producing beautiful specialist papers, or our papermaker in action at the hand vat, while you are here.

“a WONDERFUL day we all had and every child came away the richer for sure” – a teacher

Workshop Sessions

We cater for all age groups from Key Stage 1, 2, 3 to 4+ and are able to offer themed sessions linked to school curriculum. Our 2.5 hour programmes are tailored toeither primary or secondary school classes.

Options include: ​

ART: Paper Weaving, 

​HISTORY/PSHE:-Braille using our 2 Perkins Braillers  


SCIENCE/MATERIALS: – paper under the microscope

LOCAL STUDIES: – social history - life in the Mills 

MATHS: – measuring the Canal and how a lock works

Enterprise Days

Our popular Enterprise Days of 5 hours for Secondary School students, offer workplace related activities, to encourage problem solving, teamwork, business skills and real time deadlines. Worked around the premise of Go4Broke (use for waste paper), students get a real life work scenario and the sessions work best with large groups of 40-50 students.

Papermaking for Art Students

We offer a longer session at our vats to allow for further experimentation 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

We also offer sessions to undergraduate and postgraduate students which focus on in depth historical and scientific knowledge.

“I wish we could go back in time and do it all over again” – a student


To book or for further information, please call 01442 234600 or e-mail

Coach and minibus parking with safe kerbside access is available on Frogmore Road.

The Frogmore Mill site has two disabled parking places for cars. We can also accommodate minibuses on site.

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

Apsley Paper Trail is a registered charity number 1079008



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