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.


Town Mill

We will be reopening our two viewing areas.From February half term.

Dependant on lockdown restrictions

1 enter the millers garden and climb the fire escape for a view of the water wheel.A miller will be on this floor to talk about the wheel and answer any questions.

although we are not allowing visitors inside the mill at the moment you will have a clear view of the wheel as you step inside a closed off area. please wear a mask and use the sanitiser

2 view from one of two stable doors. A miller will be on this floor inside the building to answer any questions

The spaces we have opened to the public will only allow one family, one bubble or a single person to view at a time. Please be patient, its worth the wait.

Please consider a donation with your visit to continue to support the volunteer’s and the Town Mill.


The Mill Viewing areas will be open

From February 14th

Flour Sales,

Award Winning Spelt and Whole Gran Wheat which are stone ground. at the mill by Volunteers will. be on Sale at the Mill shop

From February 2021

We are monitoring and following the ever changing regulations.We hope to be offering tours of the mill early 2021

Please help us to maintain the working water wheel by purchasing our flour, souvenir size of 500g available if you are not a keen baker.

Town Mill Galleries.

2021  Malthouse

We have a full programme of events that will reopen as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted. We are monitoring the situation daily and updating our website.

Please contact petrinatownmill@gmail.com if you have any specific questions.

Michael Stride                 1st – 16th March

Diversity                           17th March – 30th March

Peter Coats                       31st March – 14th April

Julie Oldfield                   15th April – 4th May

Tim Booth                      5th May – 18th May

Richard Corbett           19th May – 25th May

Lyme Regis Art society.     26th May – 8th June

Lisa Parkyn                          9th June -22nd June

Nigel Dawes                       23rd June -29th June

Vanessa Smith & Frances Dale.  30th June-6th July

Hilary Buckley      7th July – 27th July

Alison Webber      28th July- 4th August

Walk the Line      5th August – 10th August

Richard Kaye        11th August-24th August

Chelsea Davine       25th August – 7th September

2 Valley Art Circle    8th September – 21st September

Michael Stride          22nd September – 5th October

Julie Oldfield            6th October – 19th October

George Paul Sainsbury     20th October – 2nd November

Vintage Design           3rd -9th November

John Dimech               10th  – 23rd November

Robin Shelton       24th November – 5th December

Christmas at the Mill        8th December – 2nd January

  1. Courtyard

Woodroffe School exhibition     11th -25th March

Retail in the Courtyard 26th March – 14th April

Molesworth & Bird           15th April – 22nd April

Print makers open           23rd April – 5th May

Mills exhibition               6th May – 12th May

Pop Up Upholstery      13th May -20th May

21st May – 27th May         Available

Andrew Haydon & Jonne Ceserani.   28th May – 3rd June

Bee’s             4th June – 8th June

John Dimech        10th June – 16th June

Lin Cudlipp         17th June – 23rd June

RNLI Community project      24th- 30th  June

Rebecca Meltzer            1st – 7th  July

Open Exhibition           8th-28th -4th August

Chris Goodman      5th August – 11th August

Russel Coulson        12th August – 25th August

26th August – 1st September      Available

Rachel Hudson & Kathie Scott   2nd September – 15th September

Howard Flanagan         16th September -29th September

Ceramics Open 30th September-13th October

Apple Week       14th October -22nd October.

Peter Coats       23rd October – 30th October

November Remembrance    31st October – 25th November

Pop up Vintage          26th November – 3rd January








Please support a local artist

Our Artisans are open and following government regulations

For opening hours  see the Artisans and Food & Drink pages.

Group visits: Private groups with pre booking will be offered when the government permits please contact petrinatownmill@gmail.com