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Coldharbour Mill Museum

Uffculme, Cullompton EX15 3EE, England
01884 840960
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Uffculme
Type: Museums
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This might not be the slickest museum with the latest interactive guides and videos, but you know what? I like it just the way it is! And what's more, I don't think you could provide a more interactive, fascinating, fun and friendly guide than the lovely man who spent so much time with us this afternoon giving us a great... More 

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Newton Abbot
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Coldharbour Mill is a working museum. Many will be fascinated by the old machinery in itself, but it is when it is put in motion with the benefit of a knowledgeable guide that it really comes to life. The site is important in the history of the area and tells an interesting tale. Steam buffs will love the steam engines... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Really interesting woollen mill with machinery and working steam engine; helpful assistants to explain the spinning and weaving processes. Good cafe too!

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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117 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Coldharbour Mill is a fascinating insight into the the woollen industry. The best time to visit for total atmosphere is on "steam up days" . Wow! Seeing the well maintained machinery coming to life is quite something. It's noisy and the thought that "back in the day" children sat under these machines is frankly terrifying. The restaurant is pretty good,... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This industrial archaeology site hold tremendous promise. Unfortunately, this is not a very well managed attraction (the word amateur comes to mind). It could so easily improve. There is poor signage to the site. Once there we have very poor interpretation. The top floor museum lacks a professional touch. I must say, however, the demonstrator on the looms was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

If you are interested in how things work then this is the museum for you. I'm not convinced that the self-guided tour would be useful, but we were fortunate that Ian, who runs the mill, gave us a lot of his time. The restaurant is in a lovely, tranquil setting next to the Culm river.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Lovely setting, old Victorian buildings and all in a quiet village. Wonderful to see all the machinery still working and still producong wool and cloth. Loved the WW2 exhibition and mini cinema, son loved the model railway. The dolls house display was very good too. Worrh coming in the summer holidays when they have an exhibition of artwork by local... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

This is another venue that is excellent for adults and children, on site there is a great place to eat or take refreshment.

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Devon, UK
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25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

This rare example of textile manufacturing industrial heritage is very convenient for travellers through mid-Devon, being within about a mile of M5 jct27 (where the North Devon link road commences), but is easy to miss, owing to an absence of signs from the M'way. But head East towards Uffculme and signs appear! The site contains a working woolen production area,... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

filled with lots of small craft shops with pricey goods for sale. Restaurant pricey

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