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.

Autumn  2019

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


October 2019

We look forward to welcoming you at the Town Mill

Monday 14th October 11am awaiting volunteer conformation

Open 1.30pm-4.15pm

Tuesday 15th October 11am-4.15pm

Wednesday 16th October  11am

awaiting volunteer conformation

Open 1.30pm-4.15pm

Thursday 17th October 11am-4.15pm

Friday 18th October 11am-4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Saturday 19th October 11am-4.15pm

Sunday  20th October 11am-4.15pm

Monday 21st October 11am-1.30pm

1.30pm-4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Tuesday 22nd October 11am-4.15pm

Wednesday 23rd October  11am awaiting volunteer conformation

1.30pm-4.15pm open

Thursday 24th October 11am awaiting volunteer conformation

1.30pm-4.15pm open


Friday 25th October 11am-4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Saturday 26th October 11am – 1.30pm

1.30pm–4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Sunday  27th October 11am-1.30pm

1.30pm–4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Monday 28th October 11am – 1.30pm awaiting volunteer conformation


Tuesday 29th October 11am-4.15pm

Wednesday 30th October  11am-4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation

Thursday 31st October 11am-1.30pm

1.30pm -4.15pm awaiting volunteer conformation


Admission by Donation Registered Charity 104 16 14

Last admission is 45 mins before closing time



Town Mill Galleries:

Malthouse Gallery

Oktoberfest 11th October -13th October

Steven Collins 11th October-23rd October

24th October-30th October Plastic free

1st November- 17th November Lisa Parkyn

18th November-2nd Dec Mike Mcgoran

3rd December -23rd December  Christmas at the Mill

Courtyard Gallery

14th October – 24th October Dip into 40’s fashion

25th October-31st October Alistair Briggs

1st November -7th November Chris Goodman

8th November-17th November Horticultural Society

20th November – 27th November TBC

28th November -2nd January Pop up Vintage.

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.