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 are looking at a Phased re opening of the town mill.

October we will open viewing areas to the public and a miller will be available to answer any questions.

This will be

Monday 5th October 10-4

Thursday 8th October 10-4

Friday 9th October 10-1

Saturday 10th October 10-4

Monday 12th October 10-4

Wednesday 14th O0ctober  10-4

Thursday 15th October 10-1

Monday 19th October 10-4

Wednesday 21st October 10-4

Thursday 22nd October 10-1

Saturday 24th October 10-1

Monday 26th October 10-4

Wednesday 28th October 10-4

Thursday 29th October 10-1

Our award winning flour is on sale supporting our charity.

Flour can be purchased from the Brewery in the courtyard if the mill is not open

Visitors can still enjoy the water wheel without accessing the building at this time.We have opened viewing windows. Millers will be on duty to answer questions on the dates listed above.


We hope to offer a restricted access to the mill with a tour as soon as possible. This will be subject to safety  regulations.

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.

Both Galleries are open and have an extensive artist program for 2020

opening times 11am – 4pm



Please contact our artisans to confirm their opening times.

For opening hours of all other individual artisan enterprises, see the Artisans and Food & Drink pages.

Group visits: Small groups with pre booking will be offered from September please contact petrinatownmill@gmail.com