Frogmore Paper Mill

In 1803 the world’s first commercial papermaking machine was installed and operated here at Frogmore Mill. Thus began paper’s industrial revolution, paving the way for the world we know today – mass communication, universal education and worldwide knowledge.

Over 200 years later and still making paper, Frogmore Mill is now operated by the Apsley Paper Trail charity in order that its unique history and industry is preserved for the nation and opened for public visits.

Lots to See and Do 

Frogmore Mill offers a unique ‘hands-on’ visitor experience where you can make your own piece of paper, print a page, create paper arts, crafts and objects as well as seeing commercial paper being made by hand and on a 100 year old paper machine. Enjoy guided tours, exhibitions about the history of paper and papermaking, a café and, of course, the paper mill shop stocking Frogmore Papers, Studio Pads and souvenirs, plus a gallery where you can browse the artwork.

Tour Prices

Adults £7.50

Concessions £6.50

Children 4-16 £5.50

Summer activities

Throughout the school holidays we have drop-in paper crafting sessions Monday to Thursday, 2-4pm, £3 per child. No need to book.

Tutored Friday Fun, Fridays 1-4pm,  £5 per child. Booking essential. Themes inc: Build a Blimp, Rockets and Robots, Origami, Fairies and Elves and Mad Hatters Tea party.

Opening details

Frogmore Mill is open for drop-in visitors:

11.00 to 4.00pm every Thursday and first Sunday of every month.

Advanced booking of Group and School parties can be arranged for any day of the week and can include evenings too.

Visitor Car Parking

Please use the Durrant’s Hill Road Public Car Park (Pay & Display). We recommend the purchase of at least a 3 hour ticket (60p). 

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