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Watermill

The Town Mill

The Town Mill

Address

Mill Lane,
Lyme Regis,
Dorset,
DT7 3PU

Details

The working watermill

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 corn is converted into finely ground wholemeal flour. 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.

The Town Mill galleries

The galleries are on two floors and host regularly changing exhibitions of work in all media from local and South West artists. Feel free to browse around these exhibitions where you may feel inspired by, or want to buy, some of the work.

Opening details

Watermill and Gift Shop

Easter to October:
11:00 to 16:00 – Closed on Mondays
(Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays)

November to Easter:
11:00 to 16:00 Saturdays and Sundays only
(And weekdays during school holidays)

Art Galleries

11:00 to 16:00 – Closed on Mondays
(Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays)

The Town Mill is owned and operated by a charitable trust and relies almost totally on its large band of volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome.

Visit our website or contact the manager for more information.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 26 Nov - Sat 17 Dec Christmas
Tue 29 Nov - Mon 2 Jan Christmas Art Exhibition
Tue 29 Nov - Mon 2 Jan Pop Up Vintage

Location

Directions

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Map reference: ND 341220  Lat: 50.72576 Long: -2.93393

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 – see also the directions opposite.