History The Silk Mill House is now Redbourn Museum. It is all that remains of a steam driven silk mill, Woollams Mill, which occupied this site from 1857 to 1938. Here raw silk from cocoons was washed and “thrown” into a yarn suitable for weaving. The mill was demolished to make way for a Brooke Bond tea factory. The new factory was built on an extended site in 1960 but this closed in 1994, the site now covered by housing. Brooke Bond generously passed Silk Mill House on to Redbourn Parish Council for use as a museum. The museum opened in May 2000 and is managed by the Trustees of Redbourn Village Historical and Museum Group Ltd and is staffed entirely by volunteers.
John Ridgwell Chairman, Membership Secretary, Newsletter Editor Roy Woods Deputy Chairman Diane Whiskin Curator Susan Aldridge Assistant Curator Sandra Langstone Treasurer James Millers Local & Family Historian Mark Webb Local & Family Historian David Forbes Company Secretary & Legal Advisor Cat Newley Professional Museum Advisor Victoria Mead Events Committee Pauline Ridgwell Chair, Events Committee
Co-opted Committee Members Colin O'Donovan Parish Council Liaison Tom Finnis I.T. advisor Contact any of the above by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Museum If you would like to be kept informed about events at the museum through a quarterly newsletter and receive occasional discounted admission to events, you can join the Friends of Redbourn Village Museum. Subscriptions from Friends are an important source of income and help us to maintain free entry to the museum. Please click on the link below to download an application form.