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The most interesting place our group has visited in a long time. One of only 2 horse hair weavers... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
justmarigold
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Going into this factory that is one of only two in the world that produces woven horse hair for... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2017
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Horsehair fabric weavers since 1837 using original historic looms. Visits to the factory Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays by appointment only. The minimum no of people for a tour is 10 and the maximum 25. Please ring to make a booking.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Higher Flax Mills Torbay Road, Castle Cary BA7 7DY, England
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+44 1963 350451
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

The most interesting place our group has visited in a long time. One of only 2 horse hair weavers in the world and the only one in the UK. Exceptional value for money and the chance to see every single process . All the staff...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Going into this factory that is one of only two in the world that produces woven horse hair for upholstory ,is like entering a Dickensian novel. It seems that much of the machinery could have been there since it started production back in the C19th....More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

one of the most interesting hours spent in a working museum. John Boyd is one of two working horse hair weavers in the world the other is in Paris. You walk in to the past the old mill it is a grade 2 listed building...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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