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Mill Green Mill and Museum

Welcome to our eighteenth century working watermill and museum set in an attractive riverside setting. The cluster of historic buildings here and the surrounding grounds are a beautiful oasis in our busy world. Explore higgledy piggledy rooms packed with colourful displays of local art and exhibitions about our fascinating history. The Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service is based here and holds the social history collection for the district. Look out for details on the many art and crafts workshops and fun activities for children and adults we run throughout the year. Three exhibition galleries hold a changing programme based on art and local history.

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Mill Green Mill The Museum

The museum is the home of the Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service. 

Mill Green Museum is a restored 18th century working flour mill powered by water to produce flour and demonstrate historic milling practices (subject to demand for flour and weather conditions).


Mill interior The Mill

On milling days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sunday afternoons), see the magnificent watermill in action and find out from our miller about this ancient craft. Feel its power as the stones turn to make pure fresh flour the traditional way. See the water wheel turning and get close to the majestic wooden machinery.

Buy yourself a bag of freshly ground delicious wholemeal organic flour!


The last Mosquito c.1946 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowGalleries and Exhibitions

In addition to the mill, the museum has 3 galleries housing local artifacts, from Roman times to present day with plenty for young children to do, from traditional toys to play with and dressing up, to colouring sheets. The museum also has an interesting programme of special exhibitions.


Jubilee garden Mill Green Jubilee Garden

A modern garden influenced by the Tudors. The Mill Green Jubilee Garden can be found adjacent to the Mill Green Museum & Mill. To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the designer created a modern garden influenced by the Tudors.


Days Out with the Kids This link opens in a new browser windowActivities and Special Events

Mill Green Museum has an exciting and ongoing programme of events and activities which take place at the museum. There can be a wait for some of our drop-in activities if they are very popular so do factor this into your visit. Children must, unless otherwise stated, be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Cream Teas 2012 Refreshments and Cream Teas at Mill Green

A range of delicious refreshments are available at Mill Green, with fresh, local cream teas in the summer and hot and cold drinks all year round.

This year we will be serving Cream Teas up to the end of October.


Resource room Resources Room

Would you like to find out more about the history of your old workplace, street, school or village? We may be able to help.

Our resources room is open on Thursday mornings between 10am and 12 noon, or other times by appointment. You can browse through old photographs, search local history information files on anything from highway men to privies, or just chat to our volunteer local history experts who staff the facility.

To book a visit call 01707 357 850 or email museum@welhat.gov.uk


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