Coldharbour Mill Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Thomas Fox was a Quaker, and the mill exhibits show how he applied his attitudes to the humane treatment of his mill employees.
Among the historical machines on display are a High Breast shot water wheel dating to 1821. This is thought to be the largest such wheel in the south-west. There is also a 1910 300 hp steam engine built by Pollit & Wigzell.
The mill organizes regular workshops where participants can learn textile skills such as spinning, weaving, and knitting. There is also an ongoing educational programme aimed at school-age children, and the museum has been given several awards for Outstanding Contributions to Heritage Education.
About Coldharbour Mill Museum
Address: Uffculme, Devon, England, EX15 3EE
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: Located just off the B3440 towards the Willand end of Uffculme.
Website: Coldharbour Mill Museum
Photo Credit: Lewis Clarke, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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