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“Not a paper mill”

Wookey Hole Victorian Paper Mill
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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 a rectangular sieve and they're allowed to press on it (to squeeze the water out). Then everyone gets to look at the wet paper before they put it back in the dip tank again. Rubbish!

Thank Hannah C
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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 the staff make a piece of paper, that's it really. There is plenty of enjoyable things to do at Wookey Hole, so don't worry of you give this bit a miss.

Thank MCS2006
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

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

Thank rosiegt
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

It's such a shame that an attraction once famed for its paper and paper mill has let go to this!
The poor kids who were making the paper were almost left with no direction at all. They weren't even told when they had finished making the paper and were eventually told to "wash your hands and go" the little girl almost cried.
The old man who was supposed to be explaining and showing the process seemed like he couldn't care less and had no interest or intention to say more than the bare minimum of what he had to.
The area is hardly made a feature of at all, and they don't even make paper here any more. A very sad exhibit indeed.

1  Thank Muffty0805
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

A very disappointing visit. Made aware that paper was not made there any more for commercial use but ............... Children were left to make the sheets of paper and the guy giving the talk had a could not care less attitude as far as we were concerned and was as if he definitely did not want to be there!

Thank pam1948
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