The Town Mill is a unique mix of working watermill, art galleries and creative artisanal businesses. Centred around a beautiful mediaeval cobbled courtyard and featuring a landscaped ‘Miller’s Garden’, the Town Mill is one of Lyme Regis’ leading attractions.
Just a few minutes’ walk from the seafront you will find the only volunteer-run, non-commerical mill that mills and produces excellent flour, virtually every day of the year. We share our beautiful location with the Courtyard Cafe, Lyme Regis Brewery, Town Mill Pottery, Ad Lucem Jewellery, Lyme Stone stonemasonry, Sew La Di Da Vintage (a dressmaking pattern manufacturer, sewing school and fabric shop), Coastline Creative graphic design and web agency, The Magnificent Agency (music management) and author, illustrator and artist in residence, Carolyn King.
The mill was rescued from dereliction and demolition plans in 1991, and Lyme locals raised over £500,000 to buy the buildings and begin a daunting restoration project. Ten years later, the Town Mill reopened and milled the first flour for over 70 years. Over 15 years, the Town Mill has evolved and is now a vibrant complex: a thriving arts hub, occasional entertainment venue and home to a variety of small businesses. We are a charitable organisation (registered charity number 104 16 14) and Dorset Tourism Silver Award winner, grateful to our committed team of volunteers who are helping to preserve this ancient building for future generations.
Map & Directions
Mill Lane can be found just off Coombe Street. You can also find the Town Mill by walking down Drake’s Way off Broad Street, and crossing the footbridge in Broad Street Car Park.
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant
|Opening (1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||11:00||- 16:00*|
* Open all year, subject to volunteer availability.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change