Schools and Education

A visit to Coldharbour Mill brings to life the heart of the industrial revolution, stimulating and exciting young minds whatever the age.

Coldharbour Mill has an established and award winning Education programme that has proved to be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience for the many thousands of visiting children from schools, further and higher education establishments across the South West.

Choose from one of our award-winning education programmes or design your own visit to meet curriculum targets across a range of subjects including Science, Geography, Art, Maths, English and more.


Prices start from just £6 per student with supervising teachers receiving free entry.


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Guided Tour of the Mill

Half Day
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working factory and find out about factory life, learn about yarn and textile production.
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Machines of the Imagination

Full or Half Day
Practical music-making with a difference! - using the sounds of the Mill's machines as inspiration.
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Materials & Fibres (KS 1-2)

Full Day
Hands-on experience of spinning and weaving by hand, as was done in Medieval and Tudor times.
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Textile Technology (KS 3-4)

Full Day
Run by experienced weavers and spinners this hands-on experience helps students to understand what goes into making yarn cloth and carpet.

Victorian Drama

Full Day
Experience the realities of factory life for child workers in the 19th century with Mr Robson the factory foreman.
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Design your own Visit

Tailor your visit to suit your lesson plans

Contact us for more information or to have an informal chat.