Industrial action affected Thursday's and Friday's (10-11 July) rubbish and recycling collections this week. Please view Service Disruption for further information.
The Museum Service manages Mill Green Museum and Mill, and the Welwyn Roman Baths. We run exhibitions, events and activities, plus school visits. Below is a summary of our activities plus links to more detailed information on other pages.
Mill Green Mill and Museum
Our eighteenth century working watermill and museum is set in an attractive riverside setting at Mill Green. The cluster of historic buildings and the surrounding gardens are a beautiful oasis in our busy world. Explore our three galleries packed with regularly changing and colourful displays of local art and exhibitions about our fascinating history.
Refreshments are available from the museum shop, cream teas are available on Sundays in the summer and our beautiful gardens are always available for picnics.
Visitor information, more details of what is on display and a guide to our 18th century working water mill can be found here.
Welwyn Roman Baths
Go through our time tunnel to the world of the Romans preserved in a steel vault under the A1(M) motorway. You can't take a hot bath any more - the boiler went out about 1,800 years ago when the Romans left, but you can see some fascinating remains which have survived from their time. Learn about how the Romans liked to relax with an elegant culture of bathing, and admire their creativity and style. The bath house remains are a scheduled ancient monument and were once part of a fine villa. The layout of the cold, warm and hot rooms and the heating system are remarkably well preserved.
Once a year, usually in June, the world of the Romans really comes alive when Roman re-enactment groups visit the Baths. More details about this and all other aspect of visiting the Welwyn Roman Baths can be found here.
There is lots going on for children and families at Mill Green Museum and the Roman Baths. This is especially true during school holidays when there are many drop-in workshops for children aged 4+. More details are here.
Adults are not forgotten with special event days at the weekends and frequent free craft demonstrations. More details are here.
Short bread making courses for adults are held regularly at Mill Green Museum. Enjoy learning a new skill and make bread that's great to eat! Working in a small group of no more than six people, in a friendly and relaxed setting, you may be surprised at what you can achieve. More details are here.
Craft Courses and Workshops
A variety of workshops, courses and taster sessions are available in the beautiful setting of Mill Green in subjects as diverse as wood turning, photography, quilting, bee keeping etc. They are all friendly, practical and taught by experts. More details are here.
Education and Learning Resources for Schools
The Museum Service provides a number of themed School Visits at both Mill Green Museum and the Welwyn Roman Baths. These visits have been designed to complement the national curriculum and are suitable for reception through to Year 6 and beyond. All visits can be adapted to suit the individual needs of your pupils The sessions are extremely 'hands on' and are based on the use of real objects from the social history collection and archaeological material from local excavations. More details of these visits are here.
Local History Collections
The Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service is the custodian of a broad range of items including photographs, costume, sound recordings and artefacts relating to the district. Whilst only some of these are on display most are available for viewing online (see below) and many can be viewed in person by appointment at Mill Green Museum. More details are here.
The Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service has more than 35,000 objects, photographs and documents in its collections dating from the Iron Age to the present day, representing the history of the Welwyn Hatfield District. The collection includes many more items than we can ever hope to display. However, you can see most of them online here.
Volunteering With Us
The Museum service warmly welcomes volunteers. There is a wide variety of opportunities and our volunteers play a key role in the life of the museum, mill, gardens and tea room. More details are here.
Friends of Welwyn Hatfield Museums
The Friends are an independent group committed to the support of Welwyn Hatfield's museums. They run a programme of lively talks, organise visits to places of historical interest, publish a quarterly Newsletter and arrange a variety of social activities. More details of their activities and how to join are here.