Inside the Town Mill Lyme Regis

National Mills Weekend 11th May-12th May Celebrate at the Town Mill Lyme Regis

 National Mills Weekend takes place across the UK every May, with more than 300 windmills and watermills opening their doors to the public. This annual festival of our milling heritage is the chance for everyone to explore their local mills, with a range of special events and family-friendly activities.

National Mills Weekend 2019 will be held on 11th and 12th May.

Join a tour of the restored mill with its Victorian milling machinery and watch the giant waterwheel turn as it is driven by water from the River Lym. A miller will demonstrate how the huge gears harness this power to drive the heavy grindstone. Watch the whole process over three floors as grain is converted into finely ground wholemeal flour: we mill  wheat, spelt and rye which is available to buy in our shop. Displays chart the history of Lyme’s Town Mill, the history of milling in general, how the Town Mill was saved from redevelopment and the mill’s lifeblood, the River Lym.

As part of the tour you will also be able to see how water from the Lym is helping with the environment by generating electricity through the Town Mill’s state of the art hydro-generating installation, and also browse the fascinating exhibition on the history of electricity in Lyme Regis.

Saturday 11th May

11am -4pm Town Mill Lyme Regis Town Mill will be open for tours  

noon-12.30pm  and 2pm-2.30pm music in the courtyard from HiDDeN 

3pm  A special ticketed event will be a talk by our Millers in the Bakehouse Attic. Discover how the water wheel was refurbished in January this year with a visual presentation. break for refreshments and questions then at 4pm a tour of the mill. Tickets are £10 to include refreshments.Please book on line limited spaces https://www.townmill.org.uk/product/refurbishment-water-wheel-11th-may-3pm-bakehouse-attic/

Sunday 12th May

11am -4pm Town Mill Lyme Regis Town Mill will be open for tours  

12.30-1.15 and 2-3  The Natterjax  in the Court Yard.

5pm- 7pm Late opening to explore the mill

A Children’s trail around the mill and craft activity will be available during the day small cost applies.

All tours are by donation and we thank our enthusiastic volunteers for keeping the Town Mill open

 

Directions

By train: Our nearest station is Axminster, which is 15 minutes by bus or taxi.

By Bus: First Bus, route 31, runs from Axminster station to Lyme Regis. The X53 Jurassic Coast bus runs between Exeter and Poole.

By road: The Town Mill is in the centre of Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

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28th April 2019