Summer Exhibitions

Did you know we currently have two fascinating exhibitions running at the mill until 31st August?

An exhibition of Industrial Abstract Art in which there is some intriguing recycling of factory artefacts! This is a work in progress by Neil Elliss-Brookes, our Artist in Residence.
The Foxes - a Family Business
Interesting insights into the history of the family that founded Coldharbour Mill, and their important contribution to the social and industrial heritage of the cloth trade of South West England.

Art Space

Fox Family Exhibition

Art Space

Supporting Get Kids Out Learning

This year we are delighted to be supporting the ‘get kids out learning’ campaign. We all know that the Summer months can be a time when children quickly get bored so have teamed up with the Get Kids out learning to promote Coldharbour Mill not just as a educational attraction but a place to create more memorable family moments.

Why not visit us to see what makes Coldharbour Mill so special.

More educational attractions can be found on their website:, or by clicking the logo below.


New Wild Devon Collection Now in Stock

Wild Devon Collection

Eleven beautiful colours inspired by the changing Devon seasons

Introducing our new Wild Devon Collection of beautiful 100% yarn. Available in both Aran and Double Knitting the 9 new colours have been inspired by the countryside around the Mill and are spun on our heritage machinery using traditional methods. From Soothing Mallow to hot and vibrant Brimstone and Pimpernel the new collection reflects the trends of the catwalk and compliment each other beautifully for more complex patterns. Available on line or in the Mill shop we are sure these will be popular.

Bridge Renovation Now Complete Thanks to Community Fund Win

You may recall that in May 2016 the museum received £1,000 from RGB to spend on essential building materials. We are delighted to say, thanks to our team of volunteers the bridge across the stream, which joins the car park to the Mill is now complete. The win allowed us to replace all the timbers which were damaged and add anti-slip strips to improve the access. Repairs to the underside of the bridge were also made and LED lighting was added thanks to additional fundraising.

Jackie Dawkins, Trustee at Coldharbour Mill Museum highlights the importance of this win to the Mill “Due to the nature and age of the Mill it does need continuous maintenance, but as we are a not for profit museum, we rely solely on donations and grants. We’re therefore extremely grateful to RGB Building Supplies for supporting us with the Community Fund. The repairs were completed by a team of our volunteers, headed up by John Chilcott, who all did a fantastic job.”

Geoff Dobbs, Branch Manager at RGB Tiverton, adds:  “This is just the type of project our Well Built Community Fund is there to support and we were delighted to return to Coldharbour Mill to see the difference the donation of materials has made.”

Come and see our new bridge when you next visit Coldharbour Mill – we think you will agree that thanks to RGB and our volunteers the bridge will be safe again for years to come.

Coldharbour Mill Exhibition at the Brewhouse Taunton

We are delighted that our friends at the Wellington Camera Club are presenting an exhibition of their photographs taken at Coldharbour Mill at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre. Running from the 7th August to the 16th September this exhibition documents our work at the Mill.

The exhibition is open during box office hours – but note it may be available during performances. For more information visit the events web page:

Volunteer Opportunity – Weaving and Spinning


As a Working Wool Museum, Coldharbour Mill produces yarns and fabrics on 19th century machinery, both to demonstrate the processes to visitors and to provide products which are sold in the Mill Shop to generate much-needed funds for the Museum to continue its heritage work.

We are looking for volunteers to help make our artisan yarn and cloth.  All we you need is enthusiasm and commitment and we’ll train you on our beautiful heritage machinery.

If you would like to discuss further or arrange a Taster Session please contact Ben Fox: Volunteer Coordinator




Ever thought of Volunteering?

Volunteering is a fantastic way of supporting Coldharbour Mill, meeting new friends and learning life long skills. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or some time once in a while, we would love you to join our team.

Examples of some of the areas you could help Coldharbour Mill include Stewards/Tour guides, becoming part of the Steam Team, helping in the Shop, supporting the Education Programme, Maintenance, Gardening, Factory Production, Office & Admin, Events & Publicity & Shows, Cafe, Fund-raising, Park Stewards. You could also become a trustee.

We are also looking for Volunteer Knitters to knit items for the shop that showcase our fantastic yarns – if you are interested, please contact Ben for your FREE Wool & Patterns! for NEW Volunteer Knitters

If you would like to discuss further or arrange a Taster Session please contact Ben Fox: Volunteer Coordinator

To the 50 Existing Mill Volunteers : Many, Many Thanks for all your volunteering help – however BIG or small!

Free Knitting Patterns (and Wool)

Do you love knitting? We are looking for Volunteer Knitters to knit items for the shop that showcase our fantastic yarns.
We’ll provide the wool and patterns, but if you are interested, please contact Ben for your FREE Wool & Patterns!

Ben Fox:

Note: Free yarn and patterns are subject to availability.