National Open Mills Weekend returns on 12 May

To celebrate the traditional craft of milling, Mill Green Mill and Museum will once again open their doors to the public as part of National Open Mills Weekend.

Mill Green

Mill Green will be open to the public as usual on Sunday 12 May, with cream teas, made from Mill Green flour, available from 2:15pm for visitors to enjoy. The free event runs from 2-5pm.


Southgate Amateur Radio Club will return for the event, setting up a radio station during the afternoon, hoping to speak to mills across the country. Visitors will be able to chat to the Southgate radio operators about their hobby.


Tours of the mill will be taking place, where visitors can learn about the 1000 year history of the site. Other entertainment includes: Morris dance performances, storytelling, children's activities, bread tasting, bread and butter making, green woodworking demonstrations, tours of the mill, and a spring plant stall.


Ka Ng, Corporate Director at WHBC, said:

This free event is always a great day out for the whole family, and a fantastic opportunity for everyone to explore their local mill and learn about our rich milling heritage here in Welwyn Hatfield.


There's something for everyone at the event - from Ramruggers, a local clog dancing group - to a bee keeper's stall! There's also the chance to take home a slice of the museum with Mill Green's loaf on sale.


National Open Mills Weekend is organised by SPAB (Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings) - Mills Section, as an annual event.