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Super September Steam Day at Coldharbour Mill!

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Step back in time for an exciting experience!

Coldharbour Mill’s staff and volunteers invite you to take a journey back in time and enjoy a Steam Day at one of the country’s best preserved mill complexes and of national importance.

In continuous production since 1797 it now produces artisan yarn, cloth and textiles using traditional techniques on heritage machines. The team only bring the Mill into steam about 8 weekends a year – and transports visitors back to the  Victorian age of steam.

During the day the Museum will be telling the story of the industrial revolution and the history of the Fox family’s fabrics produced at the Mill – and its extraordinary life-saving links to the First World War.

Specially for children there is a ‘Sheep Trail’ to follow, with prizes. There is also an outdoor picnic and play area for children to enjoy.

The Waterside Café on site serves a range of light refreshments, and the Mill shop will be open selling a range of yarns and textiles produced ar the Mill, as well as other locally produced gifts and crafts.

With wheelchair and pushchair access to all levels of the Mill, this is truly a day for the whole family.

Coldharbour Mill is only 5 minutes drive from J27 of the M5. Head for Willand, then follow the brown signs to Working Wool Museum.

Satnav: EX15 3EE. Free car park.

Advance tickets at 15% discount available from the Mill website. (Special Event ticket required for steam days)

 

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