Join us and our Traction Engine friends on Monday 17th March for a steam day to kick off the summer season. With Easter activities and children’s trail, model railway, demonstrations – not forgetting our popular musical lunchtime tour when the rhythm of the mill is put to music there is something for everyone. And why not stay all day and have a picnic by the river or in our cafe.
Don’t miss the Mill In Steam on Sunday 19th March when the steam team will light the boiler and bring to life the Mill Engines and our Beam Engine. Our textile and weaving experts will also be on hand running the heritage looms demonstrating how Coldharbour Mill turned fleece into high quality Fox yarn and textiles.
For music lovers – don’t miss our musical Tour at 1pm where local Jazz Musician uses the rhythm of the mill to create unique and beautiful music.
The entrance bridge has been rebuilt! Our huge thanks goes to the volunteers especially John Chilcott and to RGB for their donation, we’re still raising another £2000 to fit safety anti slip treads and new lights.
Before and After!
Sunday 12th March
Volunteers wanted! – Your help needed!
Coldharbour Mill is looking to recruit a further 50 volunteers for the coming season, with a wide range of skill sets required, if you have an interest and some spare time why not come along to our open afternoon for volunteers o Sunday 12th March at 2.30pm, you’ll get the chance to hear whats happing at the mill, where we are going, how you can help and get a guided tour to wet your appetite.
We are looking for volunteers who are interested as:
Tour guides, weavers, spinners, Social media, web site management, Public Relations, Marketing, Administration, volunteer team leaders, maintenance of all kinds decorators, cleaners, metal worker, carpentry, Interpreters, retail, catering, reception, steam enthusiasts, gardeners, scrub clearers, painters, artists,
We are flighted to be hosting the very first Woolly Walkabout this Autumn half term, so why not don your walking boots, join us for a meander down the old railway line and discover the historic sluice system!
Join us on the 28th October from 1pm – 3pm at Coldharbour Mill car park.
All ages are invited to not only get walking in the big outdoors but discover parts of our magnificent Mill and the untold history of the Mill train. This special afternoon out is for all the family to enjoy and includes a woolly trail, where children (and big kids) are sure to find all sorts of knitted beasts and bugs, lurking in the hedgerow.
With all the walking and running around, a complimentary hot chocolate will be waiting for you at our Waterside Cafe, you may even be tempted with a cake or two! What better location next to the river Culm and in the shadow of Coldharbour Mill to round off your autumn stroll?
Mill Manager, Ian will take you on an adventure to the Great Weir, explain how this rare sluice system once powered the Mill in the Victorian era and reveal the story of the lost railway, and its links to the village of Uffculme.
Car parking is free, but to support the regeneration of the Mill, a minimum donation of £2 per person is required, this does also include a yummy hot chocolate!
Be ready to be spooked at Coldharbour Mill this October Half Term with our scary Mill trail.
Keep an eye out for any ghostly ghouls during your visit round our Mill, you never know what’s lurking around the corner!
Join us on Sunday October 23rd and Kick off a half term week of fun at the mill with our Traction Engine special steam day.
In addition to lighting the boilers and firing up the mill engines we will also be joined by our friends with traction engines. These are not to be missed.
Open from 10 until 4.
Why not close wool week and put wool centre stage this Autumn and will be host to our Woolly Craft Fair, where an array of West Country based woollen crafters will be showcasing their craft. Join us for a great day out on the 16th October from 10am – 4pm at Coldharbour Mill. You’re entry to the fair includes access to the Mill and a place on a Mill tour, where you’ll catch a glimpse of our machines working!
The West Country is becoming a hive of woolly activity again with plenty of thriving businesses, which will be showcased at this event. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on wonderful yarn for that special project, buy that unique gift for someone special or just be inspired to get your needles going again.
While away a few hours in this special place and see Coldharbour Mill evolve into a hub of creativity and learning for all.
After all that, why not pop into our Waterside Café during your woolly day out, what better location next to the river Culm and in the shadow of Coldharbour Mill? The café team will be working hard to bake a selection of fresh, yummy cakes and scrumptious sandwiches whilst you plan your next creative creation!
Normal admission applies, which does include access to the Mill, engines and tours of the factory that run throughout the day.
For all Steam enthusiasts large and small make a date at Coldharbour Mill for our September steam day when our steam team be lighting the boilers and running the Mill by steam. Steam powered from 1865, today Coldharbour Mill still has most of the original machinery rescued when the Mill closed in 1981 and is now beautifully preserved regularly running on Steam Days.
Open from 10.30 until 4pm a Steam Day at Coldharbour is a unique experience for all the family to bring history to life with visitors able to experience steam power first hand with a genuine 1910 Lancashire boiler generating the steam to run the Mill. Amongst the engines in steam will be will be the Brotherhood Beam Engine and the rare Pollit and Wigzell mill engine which demonstrated how the factory translated steam into power to run the mill engines across the factory. The waterwheel will also be in action.
Inside the Mill visitors will be invited to follow the journey of wool from fleece to carpets, rugs and Coldharbour Mills own knitting yarn lovingly produced on a wide range of heritage looms and machinery. For younger visitors the sheep trail will be available at no extra cost.
Throughout the day the Waterside café will be open serving a range of homemade hot and hold snacks, morning coffee and afternoon tea. There is also a dedicated picnic area by the mill stream.
Hope to see you there!
Mill Pond & Leat Restoration Project
Project Splash is an exciting project to restore our Mill Pond and Leat and recover
its capacity to drive the waterwheel. As a result our beautiful water meadow will be
acessable to visitors and villagers without entry to the mill.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:
In return we promise!
-local community involvement
-wildlife preservation / enhancement
-FREE tea, coffee & biscuits!
-FREE fresh air and healthy work out!
If you are able to help – whether a few hours or more at a time to suit you, please contact Ben Fox