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Mill Green Mill & Museum

Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD

Mill Green Mill & Museum

Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD

Mill Green Mill & Museum: See our lovingly restored watermill grind organic locally grown wheat. A hidden gem in the hamlet of Mill Green between Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City. There's been a mill on this site for over a thousand years so our millers follow a proud tradition. We're also the social history museum for the borough, with three exhibition galleries in the old millers cottage showing a changing programme of art and themed historical exhibitions. we make sure that there's plenty to keep children happy and occupied while you browse. A full programme of events, activities and workshops, and a beautiful riverside setting with pergola, herb and knot garden make this a lovely place to visit. Home made Cream Teas on summer Sundays - what's not to like?

Information on Mill Green Mill & Museum , Bush Hall Lane , Mill Green , Hatfield

Opening Times: Tue-Thu 10:00-17:00, Sun & BHs 14:00-17:00
Admission: Adults £3.50, Children Free
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Permitted in the grounds only, not inside the buildings)
Location: Mill Green is located just off the A414/A1000 follow the brown signs with the waterwheel on. from the A1, junction 4 follow signs from 'Tesco' roundabout to Welwyn Garden City. As you turn off the 414 Hertford Road you will pick up the brown museum waterweel signs.
Facilities: Disabled access, Free parking, Home-made cream teas on summer Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons. Hot drinks machine, Shop

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Toddler Mornings at Mill Green Museum

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Thu 28 Sep 2017 – Thu 14 Dec 2017

Join us once a month for our relaxed and fun packed toddler workshops.
Listen to stories
Make something together
Visit the Mill and Museum
Drink and biscuit provided
Coffee or tea for adults
28 September - A Sunny Day
19 October - Autumn Leaves
16 November - Moon and Stars
14 December - Christmas Fun
Cost £3.00 per toddler (includes entrance to mill/museum). NO booking required - just come along.

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-93114

Victorian Christmas Fair at Mill Green Museum

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Thu 12 Oct 2017 – Sun 26 Nov 2017

Santa will be in his grotto along with his trusty elf. There will also be Victorian street sellers,Victorian photos, Christmas Pop-Up Shop and free children's activities including seasonal story telling in the enchanted wood grotto.
Hot chestnuts and Victorian street food will be on sale with mulled wine, juice, hot chocolate and warm Christmassy Mince Pies!
2-5pm
Adults £5 Children FREE under 16

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-93187

Mill Green Museum Gallery 2 Light, in partnership with Oaklands College

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Wed 25 Oct 2017 – Sun 28 Jan 2018

Developed and organised in partnership with Oaklands College. Art and design students have responded to the ancient working mill at Mill Green and focused on how it interacts with light. Explore both their final pieces and their creative process in this interactive co-curation exhibition.
Sunday 22 October 2017 - 28 January 2018
Tuesday to Thursday 10am-5pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays 2pm-5pm

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-93206

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Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Lurcher 2Customer visited Jul 2017

Wow, an actual working water mill.with resulting product to buy.

Went to visit early in season, made me quite nostalgic, I am not exactly ancient, but living my first years with family that included grandparents I can remember several of the items and machines on display being in everyday use. The mill was working and proved fascinating to watch, actually kept grandchildren quiet watching and listening to explanation being clearly and knowledgeably given. The season was too early for one of their famous cream teas but the grandkids enjoyed using the dough made with the flour to make Hot Cross Buns. Especially when they claimed them to eat, after they had been baked. There was also a "trail" to find all the hidden pictures which they enjoyed. While we sat enjoying a cup of tea and the view. Brought a loaf of their fresh baked bread home, delicious.


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Jeffnorth LCustomer visited Aug 2017

Lovely place

Always looking for interesting and educational places to take our 9 year old granddaughter during the summer holidays. This place is delightful and explains to the kids (and adults) how the Mill works and how the grain for bread goes through the process. The museum is expertly arranged and the working Water Mill is fascinating and explained so well by the Miller. The Mill dates back hundreds of years. Also they had string platting for the kids which was a great plus. The Admission charge was: Children FREE, Adults £3.50, Entry to the pretty grounds FREE and Entry for one adult accompanying a child attending a paid activity (£3.00 or more) FREE. Excellent value.


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Heidi OCustomer visited Aug 2017

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Heritage at its best

Great to go and be able to see a well restored water mill with my nearly 9 year old, & be able to see it working as kids are SO used to todays technology & todays "gadgets" for her to see a traditional method of a water mill & have it explained how it works is great. All mill staff were friendly & helpful & it was great to look round the gardens and there is a tearoom there as well


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by John d TCustomer visited Oct 2016

“A Working Water Mill”
Reviewed 9 October 2016
A little tucked away but so close to major routes this museum is excellent. Best to visit when the water driven mill is in action and flour is actually being milled. The adjacent museum is fairly compact but crammed with local material.
We last visited on a special event day with historic cars being displayed and it was, to say the least, packed! Easy to spend a couple of hours here.
Car parking capacity not normally a problem but be prepared if you visit on a special event day.

Visited September 2016


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Eedwgc TCustomer visited Oct 2014

Hidden gem in Hatfield. Small charge to visit. Working water mill, fantastic to stand and watch the huge wooden paddle turn in the water and walk around the mill at work. Small shop selling souvenirs and flour from the mill. Small interesting local museum with an area for changing exhibitions. Museum runs occasional workshops in bread making and crafts. Check website for special themed days like vintage car days etc. Small tea room runs in summer. Great place to spend a hour or two.


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Jacqueline RCustomer visited Sep 2015

Visited today. Wonderful display of old equipment. They were milling today and the miller made time to speak to us. He was very informative. Entry was a reasonable price £3.50 a pleasant experience.


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Ken Customer visited Jul 2015

Mill Green Museum is just down the road from me so I visit quite a lot in the summer months when they run an excellent cafe service on Tuesdays-Thursdays lunchtimes (check the website for dates). They offer sandwiches/baguettes/quiche and baked potatoes and a jam and cream scone (we had an interesting discussion about how that word should be pronounced) to finish it all off! The grounds are very pretty with lots of interesting historical artefacts dotted around. The museum often changes the theme of the exhibitions - I particularly like the 1970s ones so I can look at the exhibits and say "I had one of them!".


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Donna Customer visited Apr 2016

We often visit here in the school holidays. The activities are not only fun but also educational. Very reasonably priced. Staff are super friendly. Highly recommend a visit.


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Barbara Customer visited May 2016

We had a lovely afternoon here. Friendly staff with lots to see and you can buy flour to take home to bake your own bread.


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Trot GCustomer visited Aug 2016

Visited here today with a friend and four children aged 2,3,4 & 8. Most importantly the children enjoyed their visit, though we struggled to stretch the visit to two hours and that was including lunch.

There is enough parking spaces for 5 cars including one disabled space, though there are other spaces on the road adjacent to the mill, outside the actual grounds.

It costs £3.50 per adult, children are free, though an additional charge of £3 is applicable per child if you want to join in with the creative activities.

We were able to watch the entire process of flour making and the children were able to grind some too, using two historical methods (I won't spoil the surprise!)

There is a room with various activities such as puzzles, old fashioned toys and dressing up hats for children to enjoy. Another has various artefacts (and replicas) from various time periods dating back through history, as well as a 'lift the flap' wall display, giving you information about various animals and the purposes they served in ancient times.

Despite it being the summer holidays, there weren't many other people there, which was nice as it enabled us to make the most of everything, without being crowded.

There's a nice little garden area with benches and tables if you want to take your own lunch, or you can buy some whilst you're there.


Review of Mill Green Mill & Museum

Posted on by Andrew081 TCustomer visited Aug 2016

Mill Green Museum and Mill is slightly hidden away, but well sign-posted (actually next to A1(M)). There is limited car parking on site, but plenty on the street outside.

The museum and mill cost £3.50 to visit (children free), but you can visit the grounds and café without paying.

The museum is quite small. In the first room we tried on hats and took silly photos. In the second room story boards take you through life in different ages – in this room there was also some colouring sheets and pens available for children (and the remains of some playdoh).

Third room contained an old dwelling hut. We liked the railway related items and the sample station platform!

The fourth room / area is the mill itself on two levels, plus a viewing bridge over the stream. Milling was happening and someone, in costume, was making corn dollies.

Outside are many artefacts of interest plus a small garden area. On a sunny day the outside is very picturesque.

We finished our visit with a cream tea in the gardens. On a sunny day this is an excellent attraction. If the weather is not so kind then you may be a bit disappointed as the museum by itself is not very large.

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