Norfolk Passport

Top 5 | Antiques shops

Antiques abound across Norfolk Passport! It is a perfect pursuit; available 12 months a year, rain or shine. Here are Norfolk Passport's Top-5 Antique Dealers... or ‘lots’!

Richard Scott Antiques

Picked for his sheer exuberance and mix of pieces (basically he buys what he likes) coupled with glorious display, Norfolk Passport recommends the selection of pristine-looking teacups and saucers, some pushing 200 years, some just over a tenner. 
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Georgian Holt

Richard Scott aside, it’s perfectly possible to while away a whole day in the ‘antiquey’ rummage shops of Georgian Holt.

Mews Antiques on Manor Mews has numerous rooms plus an interesting outside slice. Shirehall Plain Antiques Centre, opposite Byfords, has rooms galore. Don’t miss its vintage luggage and the ticking backroom of clocks. Chapel Antiques has a whole top floor of ‘kitchenalia’ to explore! Anthony Fellhas serious antiques, by appointment, down Bull Street, next to the utilitarian Old Town outfitters.

Butler and Castell

A charming shop just off the Market Place (though its address is Market Place!) in Reepham has a selection of 17th century to 20th century antiques and works of art. Do check out their beautiful mirrors! Find out more.

French finds

Annie Lambert regularly roams the continent to bring you the best in French finds. Combined with an eclectic selection of curious objects from around the world and interior design assistance if a project is required. Have you seen her Kilner and colander lamp ‘shades’? She is based at Creake Abbey which has a lovely on-site café.

Fairs and auctions

The Little Vintage Lovers Fair concentrates on the period between the 20s and 70s and makes an appearance at Blickling, Holt, Blakeney and Heydon throughout the year.

Keys in Aylsham has several auctions a month. Every two weeks it holds one selling antiques, modern design furniture, ceramics, glassware, clocks, metalware, toys, musical instruments and paintings. Most is not antique but well worth a rummage through – especial fun on a rainy day if combined with a bacon sandwich in the on-site café and a side trip to nearby National Trust’s Blickling Hall!