Welcome, we are so pleased you have decided to visit us at The Town Mill.

To help you plan your visit, please read our Accessibility Guide Dec 2017

The guide is also available to download in giant 24pt print Accessibility Guide GIANT PRINT Dec 2017

Visitors Information

How To Find Us

By train: Our nearest station is Axminster, which is 15 minutes by bus or taxi.

By Bus: First Bus, route 31, runs between Axminster and Dorchester. The X53 Jurassic Coast bus runs between Axminster and Weymouth. 9A runs between Exeter and Lyme Regis. X52 runs between Exeter and Bridport.

By road: The Town Mill is in the centre of Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

There is no public parking at the mill, so the site is best approached on foot. However, the mill is only a few minutes’ walk from several car parks – see the map above. From the large car park in Hill Road, walk down the hill to the bridge over the River Lym and turn right onto the path between the river and the millstream. This Riverside Walk leads you straight to us. To get to The Town Mill from the top of Broad Street, stroll down Sherborne Lane. At the bottom, turn right over the river, then right again onto the Riverside Walk. From the bottom of Broad Street, go left, up through the car park. This leads directly to The Town Mill via steps and a footbridge.



To avoid the footbridge and steps: follow Broad Street round to the traffic lights. Turn left into Coombe Street and continue for about 250 yards. Then take the first left and you’ll see The Town Mill straight ahead.


Please contact our artisans to confirm their opening times.

Miller guided tours

We offer miller-guided tours of our working watermill, between 11am and 4pm, subject to volunteer availability. Please call first if planning a special journey to avoid disappointment.Last entry to tour is 45 mins before closing


We look forward to welcoming you at the Town Mill

Monday 9th March 11am – 1.30pm

Tuesday 10th March  Closed

Wednesday 11th Match   11am -4.30pm

Thursday 12th March  11am-4.30 pm

Friday 13th March 11am-1.30pm

Saturday 14th March 11am-4.15pm

Sunday  15th March  11am-1.30pm.

1.30pm-awaiting volunteer conformation

Monday 16th March 11am-4.30pm

Tuesday 17th March 11am-4.15pm

Wednesday 18th March  11am awaiting volunteer conformation

1.30pm-4.15pm open

Thursday 19th March  11am- 4.30pm

Friday 2oth March  11am-1.30pm

1.30pm-4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Saturday 21st March  11am – 1.30pm

1.30pm–4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Sunday  22nd March  11am-1.30pm

1.30pm–4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Monday 23rd March 11am – 1.30pm

1.30pm-4.30pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Tuesday 24th March 11am-1.30pm

1.30-4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Wednesday 25th March  11am-1.30pm

1.30pm 4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Thursday 26th March  11am-4.30pm

Friday 27th March 11am-4.30pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Saturday 28th March 11am – 4.30pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Sunday 29th March 11am – 4.30pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Monday 30th March 11am – 1.30pm

1.30pm – 4.30pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Admission by Donation Registered Charity 104 16 14

Last admission is 45 mins before closing time



Town Mill Galleries:

Malthouse Gallery 11-4

3rd – 17th March Cut and Dry Print makers Exhibition

19th – 31st March Edge  Diversity Textile artists

1st April – 14th April Coast and Country


Courtyards Gallery

1st February – 23rd April Retail for art.

For opening hours of all other individual artisan enterprises, see the Artisans and Food & Drink pages.

Group visits: For all group visits and school visits please go to Learning at The Town Mill.