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.


The Town Mill Shop & Mill viewing experiences

August 2022 – Week starting 13th August

Saturday 13th August        11.00  –  16.00

Sunday 14th August           11.00 –   13.30

Monday 15th August          11.00  –  16.00

Tuesday 16th August          11.00  –  13.30

Wednesday 17th August    11.00  –  16.00

Thursday 18th August        11.00  –  13.30

Friday 19th August             11.00  –  16.00

Guided Mill Tours & External Viewing Points

We have two options for visitors to experience the Mill:

Option 1/ Guided Mill Tour 

A tour with one of our knowledgeable Miller’s is the best way to experience the mill. You will have the chance to see inside the Mill and visit all three flours, with some fantastic history, stories and interactive points along the way with one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable Millers!

Tours last approx. 1 hour.


-Adults @ £8 per person

-Children @ £4 per person (under 5’s Free of charge)

-Groups of 6+ Adults @ £7 per person

-Family Ticket @ £20 (2 adults, 2 Children)

To book a guided tour visit the Town Mill Shop, or alternatively, you can pre- book to secure your preferred day and time by contacting us on 01297 444042 or info@townmill.org.uk

Group Bookings

We can offer pre booked tours with further discounts and packages available for larger groups – please contact us to discuss your group requirements.

Option 2/External Viewing Areas

External viewing area – First Floor

Enter the Millers Garden through the grey gates and climb the fire escape for a view of the water wheel from the first floor.

A miller will often be on this floor to talk about the wheel and answer any questions and you will have a super view of the wheel from the gantry.

There is a donation box situated at the viewing point and we are always most grateful if you can support us with a donation – card donations can be taken in the mill shop.

External viewing area – The Courtyard

View the inside of The Mill from two stable doors off the courtyard – a miller will often be available on this floor inside the building to answer any questions

There is a donation box situated at the viewing point and we are always most grateful if you can support us with a donation – card donations can be taken in The Mill Shop.

The Town Mill Shop

Award Winning Spelt, Rye and Whole Grain Wheat which are stoneground at the mill by our volunteer millers is always available in our Town Mill shop.

We also have a selection of easy carry flour gift packs, baking kits and Town Mill souvenirs including tote bags and aprons.

The Town Mill Shop is run by volunteers and all proceeds go towards keeping the Mill open and the historic water wheel turning.

The Town Mill Shop is located in the courtyard, you can also book a Guided Mill Tour from here.