At our two unique and very child friendly sites of Mill Green Museum and Mill and Welwyn Roman Baths we have had long experience of running school visits with loads of added value.

Welwyn and Hatfield Museums Service can help you get the most from your visit and add an exciting dimension to your teaching.

Visits include a guided tour of the site with lots of hands on activities. Our collections can also support a visit around a specific teaching topic. Each site can be visited independently. However, Welwyn Roman Baths is only five miles to the north of Mill Green so many schools combine the Roman handling session at Mill Green Museum and Mill with a visit to the Baths to make a great value school-day trip.

 

'Thank you for a fabulous visit to the Roman Baths and Museum (Mill Green). The students had a wonderful time and learnt lots. The teachers really enjoyed themselves too. One said it wasn't really like a school trip it was so relaxing!' Teacher

Read more testimonials from children and teacher's.

 

Themed School Visits

Our Themed School 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.

Please contact our  Education Officer for more information or to discuss your visit itinerary.

Full details of our Themed School Visits are summarised below. Risk Assessment Information is available as are details of Accessibility Considerations.

 

Suitable for all ages:

Prehistory Detectives Workshop

Cost per visit £4.00 per student (minimum charge of £112=28 students) with no charge for accompanying adults. Also includes a visit to the working mill.

Visit time 10am - 12.15pm

Our Prehistory Detectives workshop can also been loaned out on hire as a 'Lesson in a box' for teachers to use with their class in school.

Contact us for more information.

 

Visit to Welwyn Roman Baths

This works well with the Roman Handling Session at Mill Green Mill and Museum.

Pupils will:

  • Take part in a guided visit around the bath house, learn about under-floor heating
  • Answer a quiz-sheet
  • Be give free time to explore the site

 

Bread making

Pupils will:

  • Discover the process of bread making from wheat to the loaf
  • Make individual bread rolls to take back to school
  • Take part in a chosen activity
  • Visit the Mill and Museum

 

Suitable for Reception and year 1:

Little Red Hen

Pupils will:

  • Discover the process of bread-making from wheat to loaf
  • Make individual bread rolls to take back to school
  • Take part in a chosen activity
  • Visit the Mill and Museum

 

Suitable for Reception and year 2:

A Tudor Day

Pupils will:

  • Help to make some butter
  • Identify herbs and learn their uses in Tudor times
  • Make a Tussie Mussie
  • Meet a Tudor and learn about her clothing
  • Identify Tudor mystery objects
  • Visit the Mill and Museum

 

The Great Fire of London

Pupils will:

  • Listen to an introduction to the story of the Great Fire of London and Samuel Pepys as an eye-witness
  • Examine what objects they might save from the great fire
  • Identify the sounds, sights and smells of the great fire
  • Discover how the fire started and why it was so difficult to control
  • Make individual bread rolls to take back to school
  • Visit the Mill and Museum

 

Suitable for Years 1,2, and 3:

The Miller's Housekeeper (Victorians)

Pupils will:

  • Meet the Miller's Housekeeper who will introduce the class to the mill and their tasks for the day
  • Using Victorian objects and replicas they will learn how to:
    • Do the laundry
    • Clean the cottage
  • Make individual bread rolls to take back to school
  • Visit the Mill and Museum

 

Suitable for Years 3 and 4:

Roman Handling, Mill Green

This works well with a visit to Welwyn Roman Baths.

Pupils will:

  • Discover the story of Regina and Barates
  • Identify and draw some real Roman pots
  • Identify some Roman mystery objects
  • Find out how the Romans built their villas
  • Design a mosaic using real tesserae
  • Take part in a blanket excavation
  • Visit the Mill and Museum

 

 

How Much will it Cost?

 

Fees and charges for school visits

Session

Cost Per Child

Cost Per Adult

Minimum Charge For Group

Visit to Welwyn Roman Baths

£4.00

Accompanying adults free of charge

School Visits £56 (14 children)

Visit to Welwyn Roman Baths plus Roman Handling at Mill Green Museum

£7.00

Accompanying adults free of charge

£196 (28 children)

Themed School Visits:

  • Roman Handling
  • The Miller's Housekeeper
  • A Tudor Day
  • The Great Fire of London
  • Bread making
  • Little Red Hen at Mill Green Museum

£4.00

Accompanying adults free of charge

£112 (28 children)

General visit to Mill Green Mill and Museum

Note: Milling days are Tuesday & Wednesday

£2.00

 £3.50
(normal entry fee.)

No minimum charge, however if you want to visit on a non milling day, but want to see the mill in operation there will be an extra charge of £50.00

Special note: Ask about our Loans Boxes that can be used before or after your visit. They contain guidance for teachers on contents and use in the classroom.

 

How to Book:

Please contact our Education Officer for more information or to discuss your visit itinerary. When your booking is confirmed you will receive a pack with all the information you will need to ensure you and your class have a great visit.

 

Teachers' Preliminary Visits

We strongly advise teachers to make a preliminary visit to either site. Please contact our Education Officer to arrange a suitable time.

 

School Loans

We have a selection of loan boxes available for schools to hire for a two week period:

  • Romans
  • World War II
  • Victorian Washday
  • Victorian Childhood
  • Tudor Life
  • 1970s
  • 1960s
  • 1950s

 

Have You Made Use of the East of England Broadband Network?

The E2BN photo gallery offers photos for use as education resource including images on local history, costume, war, and much more.

You will find Mill Green and Welwyn Roman Bath house pages within the culture and heritage folder.

Images from this site are available for you to use in your classroom.