St Cuthberts Mill, Haybridge near Wells.

*** Tours are now FULLY BOOKED ***
St Cuthberts Mill is opening to the public for the first time in recent history, giving exclusive tours of their historic paper mill during Somerset Art Weeks. Normally as a working paper mill, the manufacture of their artists papers happens strictly behind closed doors at their site in Haybridge, just outside Wells.

Applicants lucky enough to receive a special ‘golden ticket’ to visit St Cuthberts Mill, will be given an exclusive guided tour of a working 18th century paper mill in small select groups of up to 5 people. Visitors will hear a brief history of St Cuthberts Mill, and view the fascinating process of how the mill’s master papermakers create artists papers like Bockingford, Saunders Waterford, Millford and Somerset on a 100 year old paper machine.

Papermaking has a long history in Wells, with papers having been made on the Haybridge site since the 18th century, to today where St Cuthberts Mill is an internationally renowned business. This will be a strictly pre-booked ticket only event, that will follow a structured tour programme. To apply for a free ‘Golden’ ticket to see papermaking in action at St Cuthberts Mill, email Kate Taylor at: Tickets are available in a first come first served basis.

Tours (FULLY BOOKED) on Mon 25th Sept, Wed 27th Sept, Thurs 28th Sept, Mon 2 Oct, Wed 4th and Thurs 5 Oct 2017. St Cuthberts Mill is an 18th century working paper mill with uneven ground, steep steps, and slippery surfaces. Over 18’s only. No disabled access.

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Published on August 16, 2017 // stcuthbertsmill