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.

Summer 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.


5th-11th August 2019

We look forward to welcoming you at the Town Mill

Monday 5th August 11am-4.15pm

Tuesday 6th August 11am-4.15pm

Wednesday 7th August  11am-4.15pm

Thursday 8th August 11am-4.15pm

Friday 9th August 11am-4.15pm

Saturday 10th August 11am-4.15pm

Sunday  11th August 11am-1pm

Admission by Donation Registered Charity 104 16 14

Last admission is 45 mins before closing time



Town Mill Galleries:

Malthouse Gallery  8th – 23rd August 10.30am-4pm Open Exhibition

24th August – 11th September 10.30am-4pm Julie Oldfield

12th September-2nd October 10.30-4pm Change Matters

Courtyard Gallery 8th-23rd August 10.am-4pm Open Exhibition

25th-August – 1st September Childrens Art Work


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.