Waterside Cafe

Why not visit our new Waterside cafe?

lemon drizzleOur new Waterside cafe is the perfect place to relax – either as part of your visit to the Mill or just to meet friends. Admission to the Mill is not required.

Located by the Mill stream it is open on the days the Mill is open for breakfast, morning coffee, delicious cakes, light lunches and afternoon teas. Why not try it out for yourself!

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am-4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-4pm

Friends of Coldharbour Mill

Become a Friend and support the Mill

This Association of Mill enthusiasts exists to support the Mill in any way it can, by arranging craft and fund-raising activities putting relevant skills to good use on the mill site, organising and attending craft and leisure events at the mill and elsewhere, meeting for social interaction, discussion, and information exchange raising funds for projects at the Mill, payment of an annual subscription.

The Friends welcome all Mill visitors, supporters, and members of the local community. Membership is unrestricted and simply requires payment of the appropriate annual subscription, as agreed at the AGM held each March.

  • Benefits include
  • A regular newsletter and other news of Mill and Friends’ activities
  • Free admission to the Mill whenever it is open to the public
  • A discount on the purchase of Mill products sold in the shop and on line
  • Voting rights at any formal meetings.
  • There is also a 500 Club with a monthly draw for cash prizes.

So come on in!

Our Treasurer, Membership Secretary, or any committee member will be happy to supply the necessary forms – or just ask when you are visiting – we encourage GiftAid wherever that is possible, as we are an independent registered Charity, and can claim an additional sum at the basic income tax rate from donations by UK income – and Capital Gains – tax payers.

Get Involved


Get Involved

Why not join the team at Coldharbour – whether you are looking to join our steam team, work in the Mill gardens or become a tour guide – we’d love to hear from you.


Steam Team

With a wide range of ages and skills from computing to engineering to farming our group of volunteers have one thing in common – enthusiasm and commitment.
The Steam Team meet every Tuesday, from 19.00 to about 21.00 to maintain and improve the rare collection of steam exhibits at Coldharbour Mill Museum… but you will also find some of us with our engines on other days too!

Tour Guides

Do you love talking to people? Our visitors love an enthusiastic guide who can make their visit into a day to remember.
20 Blue weave


Join Ian our weaver in weaving the Devon tartan and bespoke rugs.

Friends of Coldharbour Mill

This is a group of like-minded people who have an interest in supporting the Mill and its activities.


tourcoachSet just 5 minutes drive from the M5, Coldharbour Mill is a convenient, informative and unique destination for group visits.

We cater for a wide range of interests from steam and water power,  industrial and military history, to weaving, spinning and wool craft. Visitors can discover the Mill at their own pace or we can arrange a tailored tour with one of our trained tour guides. We also welcome coaches to our waterside cafe which offers a delicious selection of hot and cold snacks, traditional Devon cream teas and delicious home-made cake.

The Mill is open 10am – 4pm daily  for pre-booked tours throughout the year and group organisers are welcome to make a free preliminary visit to discuss your individual needs.

A visit takes approximately 3 hours.

Minimum numbers apply.

Pricing 2018:
Entrance and self-guided visit                         £9.00 Adult
Entrance and self-guided visit                         £4.50 Junior
Entrance and Guided Tour                             £11.00 Adult
Entrance and Guided Tour                             £5.05 Junior

(Min group size 16 adults)

Please contact us on 01884 840960, by email info@coldharbourmill.org.uk