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Dorchester Curiosity Centre

| The Old Bus Depot, Grove Trading Estate, Dorchester DT1 1ST, England
+44 1305 251886
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Well worth a visit!

Absolutely love it here.... sooooo much to see. Bought a couple of items which were a really good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lizzie27hampshire
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Hampshire
via mobile
First Class Service

I had the most wonderful afternoon in this cute little cafe. The service was so friendly and the... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
michellepayne2018
,
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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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 serving delicious home cooked food and cakes, ample parking for cars and free customer Wi-Fi. Dog friendly.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bric a brac” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| The Old Bus Depot, Grove Trading Estate, Dorchester DT1 1ST, England
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+44 1305 251886
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank lizzie27hampshire
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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

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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
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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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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The Curiosity centre is full to the rafters of antiques, collectibles and bric-a-brac. We spent an hour looking round and then stopped at the cafe for tea and cake. Very nice.

1  Thank Tracey-Sue A
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoy looking around here and think it is fantastic for Dorchester. However, when visiting we have found the cafe to be messy with dirty tables. We were served our coffees which were tasty but the waitress ignored all the crumbs and dirty cups which we...More

1  Thank SouthWestabc
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a great place to visit if you're into antiques, wether collecting or dealing. We found the prices very reasonable and bought a few pieces. Would have bought more in the way of furniture if we,d had a bigger car! Definitely a place we'll...More

Thank _susangriffin11
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I stopped off to have a look around and had lunch in the cafe. Excellent coffee and the mac n cheese was delicious. A great place to wander and relax full of curiosities and great food too..... all boxes ticked.

Thank paularev
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

we have visited here before this time we visited with our son. lots of interesting items to look at .

Thank paul020656
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We visited this place a few years ago and were keen to go back again for a better browse while on holiday close by. It's one of the most interesting places I've ever been in. There's loads of things to look at and some things...More

Thank webster172017
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