Town Mill prepares for reopening in April

Town MillTHE Town Mill in Lyme Regis, including its operational water wheel, art galleries and artisan businesses, is preparing to reopen on April 12.

Volunteers will be back milling flour and opening the doors for flour purchases. 

Visitors will be able to see the water wheel turning and interact with millers from a safe distance, learning about the history of the mill in the town.

Both art galleries will reopen their doors. The Malthouse Gallery will be hosting an exhibition by Lyme Regis artist Julie Oldfield, who has also shown at the annual open exhibitions of the Bath Society of Artists (2019), the Royal Society of Marine Artists (2017) and for four consecutive years with the Society of Women Artists (2017-20) at the Mall Galleries in London.

The Courtyard Gallery is inviting printmakers to exhibit in an open exhibition. Those interested in taking part can email petrinatownmill@gmail.com for entry form.

Both galleries have a full exciting programme of new and established artists for 2021 and are now booking for 2022.

Nestling around a cobbled courtyard, the restored mill buildings also house a café, silversmith, seamstress and designer, a pottery, seaweed art and a micro-brewery. The neighbouring Millside Restaurant is also planning to reopen for outdoor dining on April 12.

Just a few minutes’ walk from the seafront and high street, the Town Mill has been voted Dorset’s Small Visitor Attraction of the Year and is one of the highlights of a visit to Lyme.

For more details and events visit www.townmill.org.uk

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