Sit back, relax and take in tours of Mill Green Mill and Welwyn Roman Baths

Grab your tea, settle down in a comfy seat and take a trip around Mill Green Mill or Welwyn Roman Baths.

Mill Green virtual tour

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can now get a unique glimpse into these local historic sites from the comfort of your own home.

Mill Green Museum and the Welwyn Roman Baths are currently closed to visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic but thanks to a grant from Hertfordshire Association of Museums, (HAM) the Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service has been able to develop virtual tours of both.

Miller Alex Popovic provides a friendly welcome to Mill Green Mill and shows how the flour is ground (www.millgreenmuseum.co.uk/visit/virtual-tour) while Welwyn Hatfield Museum Curator Emma Harper happily shares her knowledge as she takes you on an informative tour of the Roman Baths (www.welhat.gov.uk/romanbaths).

Councillor Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Communications, said:

We're working hard to safely reopen our sites fully but in the meantime, we're delighted to have this wonderful opportunity to showcase these two historic local sites. I'd encourage everyone to take a look and enjoy this sneak peak of what they can expect when Mill Green and Welwyn Roman Baths are fully open for business again.

If watching the virtual tours leaves you longing to explore more, mill tours for up to six people from one social bubble (two households) will be available every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 August. Bookable in advance, the tours cost £20. For more information or to book, call 01707 357 850 or email museum@welhat.gov.uk

To help keep youngsters boredom-free over the summer holidays, Mill Green will also be sharing some fun activities online so keep an eye on the website www.millgreenmuseum.co.uk and Facebook (@millgreenmillandmuseum) or Twitter (@millgreenmuseum) for more details.

And you'll soon be able to treat yourself to a delicious Mill Green cream tea - available for takeaway soon - or you could have a go at making one of your own with some Mill Green wholemeal stoneground organic flour available to order on 01707 357 850.

 

photograph Tony Prezio 2020