Heritage Open Days
Mill Green Mill and Museum and Welwyn Roman Baths will be joining 40,000 other museums, churches and historic houses throughout the country opening for free for one weekend only.
On Saturday 14 September Welwyn Roman Baths will be open from 2-5pm, and on Sunday 15 September Mill Green will also be open from 2-5pm, as part of Heritage Open Days.
At the Roman Baths, there will be an activity around Roman coinage, offering trails and also discussing 'What's Under Our Feet', funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project involves young people from St Albans and District Young Archaeologists Club working with Welwyn Archaeological Society - and WHBC's museum service - to use geophysical survey techniques to see if there is anything left to find following the discovery of the bath house 50 years ago and the excavation that eventually revealed the monument that we see today.
The annual nostalgic Murphy Radio Day event takes place at Mill Green on Sunday, featuring a fascinating display of vintage televisions and radios manufactured by one of the Welwyn Garden City's major 20th century employers. There will also be craft demonstrators on site and cream teas will be on sale.
Mill Green will also be celebrating its 40th anniversary of opening the then small local history museum to the public, which has led to the museum service that we now know. There will be a display looking at the growth of museum over the past four decades, and Mayor Councillor Roger Trigg will be cutting a cake at 3pm.
Councillor Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Communications, said:
The Heritage Open Weekend is about encouraging people to visit heritage sites right on their doorstep, and we're lucky to have two unique historical gems in Welwyn Hatfield.
This is also a fantastic way to celebrate 40 years of visitors to Mill Green - which has become a local treasure over the past four decades, hosting exciting and varied events and exhibitions throughout the year.
For more information visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/