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Coldharbour Mill

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Tucked away in the Devon countryside, yet only 5 minutes from the M5, Coldharbour Mill in Uffculme is one of the last surviving Victorian woollen mills and has been in production since 1797.

‘Probably one of the best preserved textile mill complexes in the country’ – Historic England

Discover the story of power generation, looking at our waterways and waterwheel, steam engines, retort house and Chimney! Explore our factory floor learning about heritage spinning and weaving. See our World War Two Air raid shelter and discover what life was life for the employees of Fox Brothers. Kids can play the heart out in our outdoor play area! Learn about the social history of the Mill and the place it held within the Fox Brothers Trade. Relax at our Grist Mill Café Bar – grab a coffee, cake or snack and enjoy the beautiful waterside location. Stroll around our Mill Pond and Wildlife meadow discovering the flora and fauna of the Devon countryside.

Our site has good wheelchair access (more specific information on our website access page)

Dogs are welcome in our grounds and Café (on lead)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is entry to Coldharbour Mill?

Adult Static Day Admission £11, with donation £12.10, Child Static Day Admission £5.50, with donation £6.05. Under 5s Static Day Admission free. Family Static Day Admission £26.50, £29.15 with donation (2 adults & 2 children).
Adult Production Day Admission £13 £14.30 with donation, Child Production Day Admission £7.50, £8.25 with donation, Under 5s free, Family Production Day Admission £34.50, £37.95 with donation

Is Coldharbour Mill dog friendly?

Yes we are dog friendly but dogs are not allowed in the main factory. Dogs must be kept on leads and are allowed both inside and outside the café

When is Coldharbour Mill open?

Opening times are 10.30am to 4.30pm weekdays (last admissions 3pm)

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We visited on a special exhibition day, we’ve not been on a steam-up day but would like to. We were shown round on a guided tour and it was fascinating to learn the way in which raw fleece is spun into beautifully dyed yarn and see some examples of cloth at the end of it. We really enjoyed the museum, learning about military uniform for example. It is lovely to walk along the river from Uffculme to Culmstock. Uffculme is about 15 minutes away from accommodation at Halsbeer Farm and Blackdown Yurts.

Katie P

We visited the Mill quite late in the day and there was only one other visitor so we effectively had a personal tour of the Mill by a highly engaging and very enthusiastic volunteer guide. I didn’t catch her name but her love of the Mill, its history and the machinery was evident and she certainly managed to get my 13 year old son interested in the spinning and weaving process. The Mill ceased working in 1981 after over 200 years producing wool and cloth and the various carding, spinning and weaving machines date from the late 19th and 20th centuries. All in all a highly informative visit – we are very glad we went!


Of great interest not just to those who love industrial history but also to craftspeople. So interesting to learn about the process of making woollen yarn. Good explanations in information boards but a real bonus to be taken round as well, even though I was one of a handful of visitors at the time. Clearly Coldharbour attracts passionate staff and volunteers, and this creates a lovely atmosphere. Gorgeous stock in the shop. New café had just opened and was excellent. Very quick and easy to get to from the M5 – a great place to stop for a fascinating break.


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