About the Machinery in Steam
Combe Mill sits on the eastern bank of the River Evenlode a few miles out of Witney in Oxfordshire. Combe is located in the most easterly part of the Cotswolds, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
Combe Mill has an eclectic assembly of mechanical wonders. From the small steam engines to historical mechanical clocks, the waterwheel, coal-fired boiler and of course, the mighty Beam Engine - located in the ground floor Engine Room.
The mill is open throughout the year for open days and special days. See the list below for the steaming days. Some special days include visiting classic cars and model engineering clubs. Currently (2020) the mill is open every Wednesday and on the first Sunday of the month.
Combe Mill Society is a registered charity dedicated to the running and upkeep of the mill buildings and machinery. The Society is always in need of short and long term volunteers, members, and 'friends'. For more information, download an application or gift aid pack from the 'Volunteering' part of their official website. The Society's volunteers started their work in the late 1960s when a small group began work on the Beam Engine restoration. Since then, the work and repair have been ongoing with help from the volunteers, private donations, and small heritage grants.
Entry To The Event
The steaming events run from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Steaming event admission is £8.50 for adults, £7.00 for children over five and concessions, and under-fives get in for free. Please ask about family discounts before purchasing tickets.
Somewhere to Stay in Oxfordshire
If you are making a weekend of the Steaming event and need somewhere to stay in the Combe area, there are some great hotels to be found. The closest are Goreslands Hall, a 4-star stone-built, bed and breakfast in North Leigh, and The Churchill Court, a 3-start hotel on the main road in Long Hanborough. As you can imagine there are plenty of other options in nearby Oxford and further afield in Stow-on-the-wold and other Cotswold Village gems.
Getting To Combe Mill
Combe Mill can be reached via the A44 that runs north-south between Oxford and Chipping Norton, or the A40 which runs east-west from Cheltenham to Oxford. Drivers should head towards the parish village of Long Hanborough along the A4095 and turn north onto Swan Lane. Look out for the brown tourist signs for Combe Mill and directions to Stonesfield, Combe and Blenheim Sawmill. Follow the road north and take a left into the mill complex, just before going under the railway bridge.
Other Things To Do Around Long Hanborough
For other activities in the area, check out Blenheim Palace and Park, the Water Terraces, and The Oxfordshire Musem to the east. Alternatively, try another heritage museum ‘Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote’ in nearby Minster Riding or visit the heart of Oxford City and its many places of historical and national interest.
Dogs are welcome at the mill. Keep them on a lead and feel free to take them inside the mill too. The mill also offers educational tours for schools, community, and youth groups. Get in touch with the mill directly to find out more. An outside picnic area is available.
Other Combe Mill 2021 Events
Steaming Events 10.00am to 5.00pm.
|15th March, 2020||Machinery in Steam|
|19th April, 2020||Machinery in Steam|
|17th May, 2020||Machinery in Steam|
|21st June, 2020||Machinery in Steam and Historic Vehicles|
|19th July, 2020||Machinery in Steam|
|16th August, 2020||Machinery in Steam and Model Engineering|
|⯁ 20th September, 2020||⯁ Machinery in Steam|
|18th October, 2020||Machinery in Steam|
When is the next Machinery in Steam?
The Machinery in Steam WAS planned to take place at Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8ET, Sunday 20th September, 2020. This is a Steam Event.
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