Mill Green Museum and Mill

C18 working water mill
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A local history museum for the Welwyn Hatfield District, housed in the former Miller's House dating back to the sixteenth century. Three galleries housing local artefacts or temporary exhibitions.
Adjacent to the museum is a fully restored, working, eighteenth century corn mill powered by the River Lea. Milling every week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. Mill Green organic flour on sale.
Jubilee garden with picnic tables, knot garden and herb trail. Riverside setting.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site, Heritage site

Opening hours

Tues-Thu 1000-1700
Sun & Bank Holidays 1400-1700
Closed Mon,Fri and Sat

Admission charges

Entry to the grounds is FREE but adults will be charged £3.50 to enter the museum. Children under 16 FREE.
Discounted admission if you hold a Carers Passport
Entry for one adult accompanying a child on a booked activity (£4.00+) FREE.
Children must have a parent or guardian on the premises at all times during their visit, unless otherwise stated.
We have tea and coffee facilities for parents and grandparents to enjoy. Children like our hot chocolate, too!

Additional info

Our resources room is open on Thursday mornings between 10:00 and 12 noon, or other times by appointment. You can browse through old photographs, search local history information files or just chat to our volunteer local history enthusiasts who staff the facility.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Mill Green Museum and Mill: Murphy TV and Radio Day and Autumn Craft Day

  • 13 September 2015

Join us for Heritage Open Day on Sunday 13 September 2015, as we take a look behind the scenes at Mill Green Museum. Tour the museum's fascinating object stores with our knowledgeable staff and volunteers.

The event is combined with our Annual Murphy TV and Radio Day and Autumn Craft Event. See the fantastic display of vintage Murphy TVs and Radios manufactured by one of Welwyn Garden City's biggest employers during the twentieth century, and speak to the enthusiasts! Also meet local craft demonstrators, plus the chance to buy beautiful handmade craft items, jams, pickles and much more. There will also be creative children's craft activities and tasty afternoon refreshments available!

Explore 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. On milling days, 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 and buy yourself a bag of freshly ground delicious wholemeal organic flour!

In the Museum, 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.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Mill Green Museum and Mill
Mill Green

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01707 357850


01707 272511

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