Suffolk is famous for being a treasure house for antiques. Whether you are interested in furniture, home decor items, splendid jewellery, or something very precious and beautiful to keep as an investment, Suffolk is the place to visit.
Visitors can discover a trove of antique shops and collectables scattered throughout Suffolk county’s beautiful historic towns and villages. Browsing the high streets makes for a great sightseeing trip and you’re sure to leave Suffolk with a few interesting items.
Antique Shops in Suffolk
Yoxford Antiques Centre and Gardens
Askers Hill, Yoxford, Saxmundham IP17 3JW, United Kingdom
Yoxford Antiques Centre and Gardens offer a refreshing and relaxing approach to buying antique items, collectables, and gifts.
They have a light and airy display space of over five thousand square feet with quality antique items such as 20th-century furniture, clocks, jewellery, bygones, and collectable items of all kinds. Their extensive collection also includes an eclectic mix of ceramics, textiles, period home decor, vintage clothing, and a wide range of secondhand books, antique tools, and garden ornaments – all under one roof.
Suffolk Heritage Antiques and Reclaim Centre
Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, United Kingdom
Located near both Ipswich and Colchester, at Copdock, Suffolk Heritage Antiques is a retail outlet that offers various vintage and period household items. It consists of several independent antiques dealers who aim to provide good quality collectable and antique items as a way to preserve the heritage and history of the area.
The site has ample parking and is well worth visiting.
Mander Auctioneers, Sudbury
The Auction Centre, Assington Rd, Newton, Sudbury CO10 0QX, United Kingdom
Mander Auctioneers in Sudbury holds auctions throughout the year, offering a range of rare antique items, architectural salvage, furniture, silver, pictures, ceramics, jewellery, and other retro items.
The auctions are held on a Saturday, with viewing days held at the site on the Friday beforehand. No two auctions are the same!
Find further information on auction dates and available items on their page, here!
Woodbridge Antiques Centre
7 Quay St, Woodbridge IP12 1BX, United Kingdom
The Woodbridge Antiques Centre is a fantastic place to browse. With over twenty showcases of carefully selected, original items, you will be spoilt for choice.
On the tables and shelves there is a great selection of Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian silver, as well as antique and vintage jewellery, glassware, toys, and many other pieces.
Whether you are a serious collector or simply looking for a special gift at an affordable price, Woodbridge has plenty in stock.
Long Melford has been called the ‘antiques capital of East Anglia’, and is location where the TV programme ‘Lovejoy’ was based. Here, the experts of antique items in Suffolk are true enthusiasts and can pass on their expertise in their specialist areas as you browse their shops.
It is well worth the visit if you’re a lover of antiques or restoring original items.
Regular Antique & Collectors Fairs in Suffolk
Do you have something for sale? You can combine a break with the fun atmosphere of one of Suffolk’s busy auction rooms and get the opinion of experienced valuers. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll make a great sale and pay for your holiday with cash to spare.
Antiques and collectable items have become an extremely popular way to invest. Trawling through antiques in Suffolk might just be the turning point for your fortunes. Many of the dealers have sites which also include restaurants or cafes where visitors can enjoy some great local food.
And just as seen on the TV programmes, each antique opens up whole histories and gives insight into previous lives and long-gone eras. Very satisfying!
It might be worth planning a holiday around the variety of Suffolk antiques alone.
Last Sunday of every month at Risby Village Hall
Furniture, silver, gardening bygones, china, glass, jewellery, tools, and much more!
Entry: £1 for adults, accompanied Children under 15 free.
Contact: 01787 280267 or [email protected]
Venue Address: Risby Village Hall, Aylmer Close, Risby, Bury St. Edmunds. Suffolk IP28 6RT
What has been your greatest antique find in Suffolk? Which antiques shop do you think is the best? Let us know your thought by contacting us at [email protected].