Mill Green Mill. There has been a watermill on this site for nearly 1000 years. 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). On milling days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sunday afternoons), see the magnificent watermill in action and find out from the 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.
In addition to the mill, the museum has 3 galleries housing local artefacts, 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. 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
Car parking available with disabled spaces. Entry to the buildings is on the level with a slight threshold, which can be negotiated in a wheelchair. Museum displays and exhibitions are on the ground floor. Access to the first floor of the mill is by a single flight of stairs - a video of the milling process is available for those who can't climb the stairs. The garden is fully accessible for all. Disabled toilet available. The study area, used for some events has a lift for disabled access. Access permitted to guide dogs only within the museum buildings. Tea and coffee can be purchased at the museum. Ask at the reception desk. There is a lovely garden for picnics, with picnic tables.
Location : Mill Green Mill & Museum, Bush Hall Lane, Mill Green, Hatfield AL9 5PD
Transport: Hatfield (National Rail) then bus or 20 minutes. Bus Routes : 301, 330 and 653 stop near by.
Opening Times : Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 to 17:00; Sunday + Bank Holidays 14:00 to 17:00
Milling Hours : Tuesday & Wednesday 10:30 to 15:30 (lunchbreak 12:30 to 13:30); Sunday 14:30 to 16:30
Tickets: Adults £3.50; Children Free
Tel: 01707 357850