The Antiques Emporium
The Antiques Emporium
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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4.5 of 5 bubbles58 reviews
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B Jones
68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
As locals we have visited this place about 3 times over the last year or two and have bought something each time. It isn’t really selling antiques, it is, on the whole, house clearance items, but still fascinating none the less. The reason for 3 stars is that getting a discount is like getting blood out of a stone. An item marked at £65 we got a very measly £5 off (most places give 10% as a minimum) and another item we bought from a stall said 25% off all items over £20. Our item was £68. We informed the man on the till of this and he argued initially it was 20% not 25%. The total came to £111, my husband said £110? NO it’s £111 came the reply. It was his manner and how he went about it, that did not come across well, wasn’t best pleased to be honest. Let’s face it, these items being sold are just think of a number and see what you can get away with type thing, more often than not, as to actually being worth anything. Might think twice about going again for this reason, there’s always GB Antiques at Lancaster and Lords at Ingleton to go to instead.
Written October 29, 2022
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Kate W
Wolverhampton, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A fabulous emporium with a great variety of antiques to suit pretty much any taste. Competitive prices, and an invitation to negotiate any item over £25. Here I found an item I had been searching for over a period of 4/5 years so I left very happy. The staff are very knowledgable, friendly and helpful.
Written July 20, 2023
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audreymunday
Kendal, UK67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
I first visited following a review in a local magazine early in the new year. So unlike any other antique shop I have ever visited before. The venue is divided into bays which are individually rented out so stock is changing continually. All the bays were imaginatively set out with clear descriptions/prices on each article. It really was a walk down memory lane for me with good quality toys, clothes, appliances, furniture and bric a bac that reminded me of my early childhood and far beyond. Really an education and highly pleasurable experience rolled into one. A warm welcome and absolutely no pressure to purchase, you are free to roam and browse to your heart's content. There are toilets on site and parking, it is also all on the level so is wheelchair friendly or, if you are like me and walk with sticks it really isn't a problem. All this and with a coffee shop just around the corner. I understand this establishment first opened in November 2014, it deserves to be a success so please do add it to your list of things to do whilst visiting the beautiful Lake District, you wont be disappointed.
Written January 10, 2015
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Thank you for taking the time to visit The Antiques Emporium and for your lovely review. I am glad that you had a pleasurable visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written June 19, 2015
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BobbyStreet
Troon, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Great variety - especially a really good and keenly priced selection of vinyl records on a couple of stalls Plenty of stalls with a range of items to suit most tastes - parking a bit tight but close enough to town centre to walk.
Written February 10, 2023
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stay a
22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
I know it's antiques but everything was so overpriced, abit repetitive the seller's all seem to do the same thing except for the odd one . Not too big but it doesn't need to be as no variety sorry.
Written August 31, 2017
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SpudMKII
Manchester, UK50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
Lots of sellers little of what I would consider antiques, some of it looked it looked like a house clearance of.an older person and it was just picked up and put here, that's down to sellers not this place.
Did pick up a nice crystal whiskey glass and plenty to look at but not my cup of tea, with what was available.
Would not go out of my way to visit again but worth popping in if your interested in "modern" antiques.
Written March 3, 2016
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gordon M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Be CAREFUL be very CAREFUL if you visit this place. I visited last year, bought a couple of things and everything was OK until a while later I was contacted by Kendal police saying I had to come in for an interview under caution as I was being accused of STEALING. They showed me cct footage of me putting my hand in my pocket and said I was accused of stealing some carving chisels. After quite a frightening interrogation and a very close look at the cct footage it was very obvious that I was putting my vape stick in my pocket and not stealing. I was exonerated of the accusation and told no further action. I had stolen nothing but it cost me £50 in petrol and a day going up to Kendal police station. So be very careful.
Written April 8, 2022
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richard w
Carlisle, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
well ive been to many places like this and to be honest was expecting a glorified craft and jumblesale, but NO. this place despite strange parking forced on them with the buildings layout, is packed with well presented quality collectables at reasonable prices. you could have knocked me over with a feather!. lots of glass cases full of interesting items, stuff for guys, girls old and young and even a vintage toy section. would defo go again, though its not "massive" i hope good turn over of stock will justify a revisit in a couple of months. certainly an hour or 2 looking round here, well donr to em, nice to see these days :)
Written March 3, 2018
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MrMoodyBlues32
Lancashire, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Business
I was really impressed by the quantity and quality of the stock here. I buy and sell all over the UK and Europe and was pleased by the centre overall.
The staff were welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and willing to show stock and cabinets. I left with some great purchases and the desire to return and soon!
The toilets are lovely too!
I cannot hesitate to recommend this centre for a visit to any friends or strangers.
For a new venture the Emporiumists have got it bang on and all strength to them.
Written June 14, 2015
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am glad hat you found your visit to The Antiques Emporium such a positive one. It is lovely to hear that you would recommend us to friends and family. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written June 19, 2015
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Donna W
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Don’t think you will be popping in here for a quick wiz round .....! What a characterful place, good selection of traders and specialities - genuine antiques, vintage and collectibles. Top it off with Bella the liver brown ‘bear’ (really a stunning New Found-land) who is the able assistant at the till!
A plethora of goods to rummage through and admire especially the industrial ‘recycled/up cycled’ goods for the trendy modern kitchen. My sister’s were in 7th heaven! benches, trivet, lighting fittings etc
Oh and proper clean customer toilet facilities - thank you.
Enjoy!
Written April 11, 2019
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