Antiques Centres

Antiques Centres is a term applied to large (usually indoor) spaces which host a collection of dealers and antique businesses. They vary in size but tend to have a variety of stalls offering items such as jewellery, furniture, paintings, clothes and silver.


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Taunton centre ‘is becoming quite a hub’

08 April 2024

Antiques on High on the hunt for more dealers

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Police appeal for witnesses following theft at Congleton antiques centre

02 April 2024

Valuable silver and jewellery lost after smash-and-grab in Cheshire

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New event for Scottish Borders region as fair to be held at Paxton House

25 March 2024

The Scottish Borders region welcomes a new fair in the summer at Paxton House, less than a 10-minute drive from the coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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Make it a weekend with Warwick visit

11 March 2024

A 20-minute drive from NAEC Stoneleigh takes you to the town of Warwick, dominated by its castle originally built by William the Conqueror. Hunters and gatherers at IACF’s antiques event at Stoneleigh may well take in what the city has to offer antiques-wise. Here are two businesses to visit.

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With huge antiques centres already nearby, Gainsborough gains a dedicated fair

26 February 2024

The small town of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire is the perfect pitstop for antiques and vintage buyers, particularly the trade.

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Yorkshire Dales antiques entrepreneur discovers another opportunity

12 February 2024

Young businessman who opened antiques centre and salvage yard launches a second venture

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Perfect places to worship antiques

08 January 2024

More businesses housed in historic and spacious former churches and chapels come under the spotlight

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Hemswell centres set to expand

11 December 2023

Huge Lincolnshire business is among the firms that are confident for the future after a buzzing year

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History lesson on how to reuse buildings for art and antiques

04 December 2023

The repurposing of buildings for use as antiques centres and sometimes fairs has seen a revitalisation of historic buidings.

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Atmospheric places to shop for antiques in Shropshire and Somerset

27 November 2023

The Times recently ran a feature on seven of the most atmospheric towns in the UK in which to do your Christmas shopping for one-off gifts, maybe combining this joysome activity with a weekend break. Here are some art and antiques options in two of them, Ludlow in Shropshire and Frome in Somerset.

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High time for an auction house

13 November 2023

Owners of a rapidly expanding chain of shops turn their attention to opening a saleroom in Somerset town

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Suffolk village’s charms include two fairs and three antiques shops

06 November 2023

Two popular fairs are running in November and December in the Suffolk village of Long Melford which also offers three antiques businesses as an extra draw for buyers to part with their cash in a pre-Christmas splash.

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Estate fast becoming an antiques supercentre

09 October 2023

Another business launches near Stratford-upon-Avon offering 45 traders

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Inside on a day out: three ideas for antiques market visits

04 September 2023

Here we take a look at markets in south London, Brighton and Cardiff

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Emporium joins the line-up

26 June 2023

The owners of an antiques centre in a large leisure and shopping village near Stowmarket in Suffolk are opening a second branch nearby just two years after the first one welcomed its first buyers.

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26 June 2023

A new antiques centre has opened in a former Baptist chapel in Newark.

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Sherborne Antiques Market full of success stories

29 May 2023

A tribal art specialist, who started his career as a schoolboy, is one of 38 dealers at this thriving Dorset centre.

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Son of prolific artist Robert Lenkiewicz opens gallery in south Devon town

01 May 2023

An addition to the businesses on the Ashburton Antiques Trail is Reuben Lenkiewicz Fine Art & Antiques Gallery, which is run by the son of the charismatic, renowned and prolific artist Robert Lenkiewicz who died in 2002.

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Police appeal for help to track stolen jewellery from Sussex antiques centre

11 March 2023

Emporium Antiques Centre in Lewes suffered a break in and police are appealing for information.

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Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp makes surprise visit to Lincolnshire’s Hemswell Antique Centres

07 March 2023

Buyers of art and antiques can often be glamorous and wealthy but it is safe to say not many of the shoppers at Lincolnshire’s Hemswell Antique Centres arrive by helicopter.

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