Welcome! During the mill’s opening hours, you are able to explore all three floors of the Mill including the magnificent working waterwheel. You can do this on a “self guided” basis at your own pace.

We have lots of information available on the history, restoration and the current day working of the Mill and a volunteer Miller will be available to talk to you during your visit and demonstrate our traditional flour milling process.

There is no charge for a self guided view of the Mill – we just ask for a donation to help us keep the Mill running and the water wheel turning.

Come along to the Town Mill Shop & Mill entrance, located in our courtyard where one of our friendly volunteers will be on hand.

You have the unique opportunity to purchase our award winning wholemeal wheat, spelt and rye flours in the mill shop. Our delicious flour is milled regularly on site by traditional stoneground methods by our volunteer millers.

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 also run by volunteers and all proceeds go back towards keeping the Mill open and the running.


Saturday 22nd June     11.00 – 16.00

Sunday 23rd June        11.00 – 13.30

Monday 24th June       11.00 – 15.00

Tuesday 25th June        11.00 – 15.00

Wednesday 26th June   11.00 – 15.00

Thursday 27th June       11.00 – 13.30

Friday 28th June           11.00 – 15.00


For The Malthouse Gallery, please click here :

Town Mill Gallery : Malthouse Gallery

Visitors Information

How To Find Us

By train: The 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.

From the Woodmead Car Park on 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.

From the Broad Street Car Park, use the steps at the back of the car park to walk straight over the footbridge into the Town Mill courtyard.

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

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


The River Lim path was upgraded in 2019 and improved though a Dorset Coast-wide Coastal Communities Project.  Two self-guided walk leaflets were produced as part of this project ( the Lyme Regis to Uplyme route and the Uplyme to Lyme Regis route) which is provided free of charge to those visiting Town Mill and can be downloaded here :