The Creative Heart of Lyme Regis


Town Mill will be opening its doors for flour sales 5th April.

12th April we will be open and offering viewing areas for visitors to interact at a safe distance with the millers.

There is no charge but a donation is greatly received to keep our water wheel turning.

We will be open 11am -2pm.

subject to volunteers availability.


Art Galleries will  re open 12th April

Malthouse Gallery Julie Oldfield exhibition.

11am – 4pm

Courtyard Gallery Celebration of Art 11am – 2 pm


Please visit our Artisans websites for up to date information.

We will be following strict guidelines . No visitors will be permitted inside the mill, however we have two viewing platforms operational where a miller will be stationed at a safe distance to talk about the mill and milling

Malthouse Gallery has a full programme of artist exhibitions for 2021

Courtyard Gallery also has a full programme for 2021

We  will continue to  follow strict government guidelines at the mill complex for our volunteers, artists and your safety.

  • Use hand sanitizer when moving round the complex in the many different areas.
  • Wear a mask and please be patient some areas will be limited to 6 visitors at a time due to the size of our buildings.
  • Keep socially distanced
  • Respect everyone

Please contact Petrina Muscroft

Volunteer coordinator, visitor experience and Gallery manager if you require any more information





Why not request to join our mailing list,monthly information even when we are closed about the Mill, Galleries and artisans. Keep in touch.


The Town Mill Trust, relies on visitors for our art income, our mill tour donations and flour sales . The remaining 1/3 of our income comes from  our tenants, who also rely on visitors to generate income.

Please visit and support The Town Mill

The Friends of The Town Mill play a pivotal role supporting and augmenting the work of the Town Mill’s Charitable Trust which looks after the Mill’s historic buildings The Town Mill is also proud to have created employment opportunities for its small artisan businesses. We need your support now more than ever.

Please consider making a small gift of as little as £5.00 a month today

If you feel this is something you could do please contact

This ancient watermill, set in the artisan quarter of Lyme Regis, was rescued from dereliction by local volunteers, through a ten-year restoration project. Today, the story of The Town Mill is recounted by volunteer millers and history guides, who mill stoneground wholemeal flour every day, and keep this special place open for everyone to enjoy.

Nestling around a cobbled courtyard, these restored mill buildings house a working flour watermill, as well as art galleries, a café, a silversmith, a seamstress, a pottery,seaweed art, a design agency and a micro-brewery.




Recent News

The Watermill


The Town Mill has delivered flour to the local community since at least the 1300s. The Miller’s tour guides you through the three floors of the stone-built watermill and unfolds the art of flour making.

Explore the Watermill

Town Mill Galleries.

Visit news and events for Artists programme 2021

 Town Mill Galleries are now open

With two unique exhibition spaces showing contemporary art at The Town Mill. With over 55,000 visitors annually and a diverse artistic programme.

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Food & Drink

The Courtyard Cafe is under new ownership and will re open shortly



Lyme Regis Brewery

The brewery is open and following government regulations. please visit their website for more details.

Lyme Regis Brewery is impressive – industrial looking, but on a human scale. From the courtyard, Lyme Regis Brewery doors open to a funky tap room, with state of the art nano brewing equipment and chilled out vibe. Kick back, enjoy a great beer and learn about brewing!

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Learning at the Town Mill

The Town Mill is an impressive working mill at the centre of Lyme Regis, where it has milled grain for over five hundred years. With its milling machinery spread over three large floors, this watermill offers opportunities for the study of history, science and geography topics within Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the national curriculum.

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