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Dorchester Curiosity Centre

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Cornucopia of items

This is a tardis of a place full of all sorts of interesting items. The outside is a contrast to... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Tony B
Daventry, United Kingdom
Good stock & prices

Loads of different types of antiques and bric-a-brac. Rather disorganized but this adds to the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Jo M
Dorking, United Kingdom
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  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bric a brac”(4 reviews)
“cake”(5 reviews)
Dorchester Curiosity Centre is a 12,000sq ft warehouse which is home to nearly 100 individual traders stocking a wide range of antiques, furniture, kitchenalia, glass, china, jewellery, records and other collectables. Open 7 days a week, with a café...more
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| The Old Bus Depot, Grove Trading Estate, Dorchester DT1 1ST, England
+44 1305 251886
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I brought an item from the Centre, which when I got it home didn't fit where my daughter needed it too ... & guess what< you can't return items! I hadn't seen the notice above the Ofiice so my family, friends & soacil media contacts...More

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

From reviews and pics, went along with high hopes of a large antiques centre packed with good quality antiques. Reality, large centre with a lot of bric a brac and a small amount of antiques. Excellent for quantity, but not worth the detour for us

Thank Vera R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a tardis of a place full of all sorts of interesting items. The outside is a contrast to the inside as the initial impression is a bit run down but lots of things to see at reasonable prices.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Loads of different types of antiques and bric-a-brac. Rather disorganized but this adds to the charm and ability to rummage! Leaky roof and sus toilets but lots to browse through. No staff except in cafe and at the pay desk that I could find. Worth...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I used to love coming here, most specifically for the cafe and was most disappointed to find that it has been taken over by someone else whose cooking and service isn’t a patch on the girls who ran the place before. The cakes are a...More

Thank lisaeades
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We pulled up to the building , I thought this cannot be it the outside of the building is to be honest a bit run down . On entering the building is packed out with every thing you could imagine , every type of ornament...More

Thank Rover201457
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love it here.... sooooo much to see. Bought a couple of items which were a really good price and able to knock them down a bit. The on-site cafe does the best cakes! Delivery for 2 large items of furniture was only £15. Would...More

1  Thank lizzie27hampshire
Reviewed 19 January 2018

I had the most wonderful afternoon in this cute little cafe. The service was so friendly and the place is spotless. Despite working on her own the curly haired marvel behind the counter was an absolute treasure. Will definitely go back, just for the banter...More

Thank michellepayne2018
Reviewed 15 January 2018

today i visited this centre, the collectables, vintage stuff, china, antiques excellent, cant fault that at all, but ohhhh dear, the cafe staff need manners and better customer service, and if they are going to have a row in front of other folk, they should...More

4  Thank paddyash
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Stumbled across this great place by accident. It's definitely worth a visit. So many lovely things to look at...and buy! I could have spent a fortune. The cafe is worth a visit as well. Lovely food and friendly staff.

Thank Chris W
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