FACING THE PAST: FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION & ARCHAEOLOGY – starts 12th September

An intriguing new course starts in the Bakehouse Attic at The Town Mill this September.  Field and Community Archaeologist Chris Tripp BA (Hons) MA will be encouraging new students to join him in discovering the stories of past lives, wonderful treasures and ancient cultures. Via facial reconstruction and the material culture of the world – […]

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14th August 2018

Throw A Pot Saturday 28th July

Have a go, with some help from Town Mill Pottery, to make your own pot on the potter’s wheel.  It takes around 15 minutes and costs £6 per person. You will be guided to throw a pot which you will be able to take home.  Once it is completely dry you can decorate and colour […]

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5th July 2018

The Big Draw Festival 31st August to 3rd September

We are turning The Malthouse into a space where all visitors can experiment with different forms of drawing, using various media and surfaces, these drawings being inspired by the local environment of The Town Mill and of Lyme Regis.  The atmosphere will create a playful setting which links with The Big Draw’s theme of ‘play’.  […]

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5th July 2018

DORSET ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE WEEK – 6th to 16th September

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week is an annual event which aims to stimulate public awareness of Dorset’s rich architectural and cultural heritage.  The Town Mill  will be offering free guided tours of our lovingly restored working watermill during this week – all we ask is for a donation to the charitable trust that protects the mill […]

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22nd June 2018

Barmy Breadmaking Contest 2018 – 24th August 11:00am – 4:00pm

More than 60 visitors participated in our drop-in bread-making competition last year, with some of the whackiest loaves we’ve ever seen being shaped and baked at the Mill.  We provide the Town Mill dough, and you use your imagination and take home the baked result.  We’ll be photographing all the finished loaves, rolls, flatbreads and […]

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22nd June 2018

Beginners’ Calligraphy Worskhop – 8th August

Wednesday August 8th, 11am to 1pm Cost. £15 materials supplied ( just bring a pencil, ruler and rubber) Want to be creative?  Come and have a go at the Art of Calligraphy in The Bakehouse Attic. Learn about the best materials to use and how letters are formed. A fun morning and it could be the […]

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22nd June 2018

Baking Workshops with Kate’s Kitchen – various dates

The latest in the series of successful baking courses, delivered by Jane from ‘Kate’s Kitchen’ in our Bakehouse Attic. 28 July & 18th August, 10am to 4pm Bread and Baking Masterclass £75 For beginners and more experienced bakers 4th August & 11th August 10am to 3pm Pearls of Dorset £50 Make an ammonite-shaped loaf and […]

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22nd June 2018

Coastal Cookie Collection Wednesday 30th May 10.30am OR 12.00pm

Join us in the Bakehouse Attic for one of two sessions of coastal-themed cookie decorating.  Using different icing techniques, create an edible trio including a mermaid, an ice cream and a pair of sunglasses. No age restriction, but under 5’s must be assisted by a parent/carer. To book your place, please click here: Coastal Cookie […]

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21st May 2018

Make a superhero mask workshop Tuesday 29th May

Each 2 hour work shop will take place in the attic at the Town Mill and will give you the opportunity to design and make your own super hero mask to take home. 29th May 2018, 10:00am to 12:00 pm or 2:00pm to 4:00pm £6 per child, under 5s must be assisted. All resources will […]

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21st May 2018

Beach Hut Bake-Off Monday 28th May

Build a jolly beach hut in our Bakehouse Attic, made from biscuit walls and a roof we have pre-baked for you with Town Mill Flour. Once you’ve constructed your hut, use different icing techniques to decorate with bright stripes or pastel colours on the panels, then add some coastal details, such as bunting, lifebelts and […]

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21st May 2018