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Wookey Hole Victorian Paper Mill

Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BB, England
44-1749-672243
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

In the mill we ate in the quite reasonable cafeteria, saw the Circus show put on by the circus school which was excellent, had fun in the mirror maze, let the kids play in the soft play area and had a bit of fun in the antique arcade. The whole place seems a little behind the times but that kind... More 

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

we stumbled into this area of the site having missed the last presentation of the day but we did enjoy seeing the machines, materials and tools employed to make the wonderful handcrafted paper that they historically produce. We did watch a good video, on the site overall, while we in this section.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A staff member in period costume demonstrates how paper used to be hand made and lets the kids have a go afterward. There is a display of the old machinery that was once used in the making of paper - from rags to the finished product. Quite interesting.

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Essex
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13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It was interesting but the girl who carried it out, whilst very knowledgeable, was clearly in a hurry. We had two children with us who were looking forward to making some paper, as was on offer, but she just finished her talk and demo and left. They were very disappointed

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

when i visited wookey hole papermill i actually made paper myself out of old rags it was quite interesting and well worth a second visit

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was in the advert for WOOKEY Hole and the grandchildren had been looking forward to watching it for a school project and it was not in operation. A notice said that due to the age of the machinery it was unprepared. Given that it was a school holiday that we visited I would have expected that the staff would... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a great eclectic addition to the whole Wookey Hole attraction but not big enough for a visit just to see the paper mill. The whole thing is certainly worth a visit and see the Paper Mill while you are there. We had a great day.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

What a disappointment. Me and my husband at least thought this part of the day would be interesting. It's not a paper mill, just a room with some old paper making equipment in it. The only bit that's (sort of) in use is a big dip tank with paper fibres in it. The tour guide scoops out some fibres on... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Out of all the displays and things to do at Wookey Hole, this was probably the most disappointing. The staff throughtout Wookey Hole were pleasant and enthusiastic apart from this where they were just going through the motions. My seven year old son thought they would get a small piece of paper to take home, but in reality you watched... More 

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oxford
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

The tour of the carbs is really interesting but sadly the remaining attractions are tacky and of little interest

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