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Museums & places of interest

IN HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

Frogmore Paper Mill

The world's oldest mechanised paper mill - the birthplace of paper's industrial revolution. The world's first machine for making a continuous roll of paper was built here. Today it is still a working paper mill producing around 100 tonnes of specialist grade paper every year on historic paper machines. The Mill & Visitor Centre are open for drop in visits (every Thurs & 1st Sun of the month) and pre-booked tours. Boat trips are also available on Thursdays.more...

Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9RY [show map & facilities]

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OUTSIDE HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

Berkhamsted Castle

Visit the substantial remains of a strong and important motte-and-bailey cast, one of the oldest in England, dating from the 11th to 15th centuries, with surrounding walls, ditches and earthworks. Free entry. 10.00am-4.00pm (winter) 10.00am-6.00pm (summer) more...

White Hill, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LJ [show map & facilities]

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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum is a 43-acre site with woodland walks, a traditional farm, and 37 rescued historic buildings. There are special events and activities most weekends, including Vikings, Gladiators and Medieval Knights. Visitors can enjoy lunch or a cream tea in our Furniture Factory Tea Room or a picnic on the Village Green. A good value season ticket is available. Closed over winter.more...

Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4AB [show map & facilities]

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Hatfield House and Gardens

As well as Hatfield House itself, enjoy the manicured garden, extensive park, 9 unique shops, busy restaurant, traditional breeds farm and children's adventure playground. The House, Gardens, Hatfield Park Farm , Bloody Hollow Play Area are closed during the winter. more...

The House Office, Hatfield, AL9 5NQ [show map & facilities]

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Heritage Park, Pitstone Green Museum

The Museum offers a fascinating and inexpensive day out for the family with many interesting displays and artefacts to see relating to farming, country life, trades and professions plus many other interesting exhibits, including three model railways, a 37 HP Crossley gas engine, stationary engines, vintage wirelesses, photographic and electrical apparatus and a WWII military aviation room with a full size reconstruction of a section of a wartime Avro Lancaster Bomber. Only open a small number of days each year. Check the website for details.more...

Vicarage Road, Pitstone, LU7 9EY [show map & facilities]

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Knebworth House & Park (& dinosaur trail!)

Our 250 acres offer a quiet refuge for country picnics and dog walking (visitors are asked to use leads in the park and not to take pets into the gardens). You might catch a glimpse of Red and Sika deer. Children can run loose at the Adventure Playground, search for Geoffrey the Gorilla, hiding at the centre of the Victorian Maze, and enjoy a dinosaur safari with 72 pre-historic creatures grazing amongst the redwoods. Closed during the winter.more...

Knebworth House, Knebworth, SG3 6PY [show map & facilities]

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Mill Green Mill and Museum

Working watermill and museum. Watch organic flour being ground, maybe buy some and take it home to bake? Exhibitions, trails and activities plus crafts every school holiday. Children FREE entry. Toddlers mornings £3.00 child includes drink/biscuit. Open Tue,Wed,Thur all day and Sunday & Bank Holidays pm. Mill Tues Wed Sun. Entry to the grounds is free.more...

Mill Green Mill and Museum, Mill Green, Hatfield, AL9 5PD [show map & facilities]

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Roald Dahl Children's Gallery

In the Roald Dahl children's gallery you can boggle your eyes and baffle your brain and let your imagination run wild! Discover inventions with Willy Wonka, investigate minibeasts inside the giant peach, crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox's tunnel, see the Twits' upside down room, explore sounds with the BFG and lots lots more. more...

Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP [show map]

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Visit our great little award-winning Museum, situated in the Buckinghamshire village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. The Museum, aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, features three interactive galleries. Boy gallery looks at Roald Dahl's school days while Solo gallery houses his original Writing Hut. The Story Centre puts your imagination centre-stage with fantabulous activities to inspire the writer in you. Closed on Mondays.more...

81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AL [show map & facilities]

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St Albans Cathedral

With our exciting Children's Explorer Guide you can find out more about Saint Alban and follow a trail around the Cathedral, learning fascinating facts as you go. The Explorer Guide costs £1.00 and is available at the Cathedral Book Shop and West End of the building. The Cathedral also offers free Family Discovery Mornings during the school holidays, suitable for children aged 3-12. more...

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, AL1 1BY [show map & facilities]

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