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Way to spend a rainy couple of hours

Smallish stalls to look round, some selling junk and some really good local crafts people you may... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Christchurch, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent place for a rainy day!

After weeks and weeks of relentlessly hot weather it was a blessed relief when the rains came... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
David R
Christchurch, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average18%
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“local crafts”(2 reviews)
“rainy day”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Bridge Street, Christchurch BH23 1DY, England
+44 1202 476773
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Totally amazing shopping experience. Over 100 different beautiful little shops under one roof. You've got a bit of everything, locally made products (everything from candles to jam), beautiful vintage and antique items, clothes (new and vintage), handbags, kids items, furniture, beauty products, art and so...More

3  Thank kadrijarvis
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have visited. This place many time and brought some very nice things,however on sat I went with a friend and was made to feel very uncomtable as I tried a top on, not aware the fitting room is at the front of the shop,...More

5  Thank irene w
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Smallish stalls to look round, some selling junk and some really good local crafts people you may find working there who use this emporium to display and sell their work so a great way of supporting them. There is also a coffee shop there, an...More

Thank 74carla
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

After weeks and weeks of relentlessly hot weather it was a blessed relief when the rains came. However as we had relatives down we were in need of a rainy day activity. My wife and her mother are big craft lovers and so we chose...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent mix of retro ,antique and craft goods Easy to browse around Ramp access for wheelchairs on request and disabled toilet Cafe good Staff very friendly and cheerful We spent a good hour or so mooching and left with a bag full Prices good .

1  Thank judithml
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited here. It’s well laid out and staff seem reasonably pleasant. The Brewery above is a bonus. The part I found a bit disappointing was it was a lot of the same types of stallholders. There’s lots of stalls selling identical...More

Thank Matelot100
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Went to browse. Excellent for everything. Antiques,contemporary, you name it they have it. Brilliant.

1  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I love it here, a mixture of tat and craft! Good for a wander, some clever people with their makes. Look out for the clay men...I'm getting quite a collection now! They are truly amazing!

Thank Melanie O
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Good stuff shame about the grumpy lady behind the counter. I would be quite upset about a renting a unit here very unwelcoming.

Thank Kassy798
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I am a great believer in every local and promoting local businesses; this is the perfect place to find something different, something that is not forced on you by the high street chains. The Christchurch Emporium is the place to be; also, I hear there...More

Thank The Mr N
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Many empty stands and not many people walking around, I visited on a Sunday. No buzz about the place like other similar venues. Staff behind the till, friendly when approached. Probably need to advertise it more, as it's tucked out of the way. Bought a...More

Thank Ame_thyst_13
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a nice idea with quite a variety of stalls to walk round and have a mooch. Only thing is there was a lack of stall holders so you had to go to the enquiry desk, who were very helpful. Good place to wander...More

1  Thank Iaon1967
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