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.
Mill Green MillThe 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 InteriorThe 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. Click here for more information about the Mill.
Buy yourself a bag of freshly ground delicious wholemeal organic flour!
For opening hours, admission prices and information on how to get to Mill Green click here.
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. These exhibitions are regularly changed. For details of the current exhibitions click here.
Jubilee GardenMill Green Jubilee Garden
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.
With an attractive riverside setting where you can enjoy a picnic during fine weather; two long herb beds provide scents and flavours along with flower beds adding colour and beauty to help you relax. The knot garden is based on a design by Thomas Hill dating from 1577. It is an adaptation of the Duke of Buckingham's heraldic badge.
The Garden is open at the same time as Mill Green Museum
Mill Green Museum has an exciting and ongoing programme of special 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. Click here for details of our Family Fun Activities programme and click here for more details of Special Events programme.
All Year Round Refreshments
When the museum is open we serve hot and cold drinks, biscuits and flapjacks. Just ask in the museum shop. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available from our Kenco drinks machine. We also sell Fair Trade fruit juices in the shop all year round. Our Jubilee Garden makes an ideal venue to enjoy these or bring your own picnic and take a quiet break from the busy workday to enjoy the scents and peace of our garden.
Summer Refreshments at Mill Green
Light lunches and afternoon teas are served by the Millers Tearoom on Tuesdays to Thursdays from Wednesday 22 July to Wednesday 1 September.
Cream TeaSunday and Bank Holiday Cream Teas 2.15 to 4.30pm
Easter Sunday until the last weekend of October.
Our famous locally made cream teas are served with scones made on the premises from our own flour, a generous portion of jam and clotted cream and a nice cup of Fairtrade tea. There is also a large selection of homemade cakes and cookies, we even have some gluten free! Teas are served by volunteers and all proceeds support the museum.
We're looking for more helpers to share this sociable, fun experience for just a few hours a month. If you want to help please see Volunteering with us for more details.
The organic stone ground, whole wheat flour milled on the premises is available for sale in 0.5kg, 1.5kg, 3kg, 6kg and 12kg bags. Prices are £1.50, £2.80, £4.80, £7.50 and £14.50 respectively. Special orders can be made. We can also mill to suit your baking needs for everything from chapattis to cakes: we will try our very best to give you what you want. Come and chat to the miller about your requirements. We are also happy to sell grain, which some customers use to feed animals or indeed mill themselves at home using hand querns.
To find out more about traditional mills and milling visit The Traditional Cornmillers Guild.
Wholesale prices are available on request.