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The Mill Castlemaine

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1-9 Walker St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 413 563 404
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Vintage and retro delight

For collectors of vintage and retro artifacts this is a "must see" when you visit Castlemaine. With... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Skyfox49
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Albury, Australia
Great place to spend a few hours!

We had a great time checking out all the stalls in the main building. Lots of vintage clothing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Keryn S
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The Mill Castlemaine is a creative hub for foodies, artisans and seekers of collectables and curiosities. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens the site, which started as the Castlemaine Woollen Mill in 1875, has been transformed into a go-to zone for tourists and locals alike.Experience a slice of Viennese opulence at Das Kaffeehaus, where lovingly-prepared sausages, goulash, schnitzels and European cakes are partnered with rich brews whipped up using beans from the on-site roastery. Enjoy a fresh and frosty treat at the Icecream Social scoopery, where flavours range from the traditional to the avant-garde. Browse through the vintage precinct—home of Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar and Platform No. 5—where a multitude of stallholders sell vintage, re-purposed, hand-made and second-hand goods. Meander around the artisan precinct where metal craftsmen and furniture makers create bespoke pieces destined to become treasured heirlooms. Observe artists at work in quirky art spaces. Opening hours and days vary by business. Visit the Mill for creativity at its best.
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1-9 Walker St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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+61 413 563 404
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For collectors of vintage and retro artifacts this is a "must see" when you visit Castlemaine. With a focus on 60's to 80's artifacts and clothing it is a fun place to explore and pick up mementos of this era. Well laid out and presented...More

Thank Skyfox49
The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review- you've summed up the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar and Platform No 5 perfectly. Happy travels.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time checking out all the stalls in the main building. Lots of vintage clothing, toys, books, bric a brac and vinyl records in one part of the building then on the other side was the crafts - woodwork and brasswork and...More

Thank Keryn S
The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us Keryn - it's great to hear about your experience. Happy travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place for browsing if you are interested in second hand goods and arts and crafts. I was disappointed that there wasn't information about the history of the buildings and the conglomeration of shops.More

Thank fionabk
The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi and thanks for taking the time to review The Mill Castlemaine. Thanks for your feedback - we are working on a history of the site from its beginnings to current at the minute and hope to have something up on site soon. In the...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

I had read about The Mill, so decided to take a trip there. Wow, I enjoyed just wandering up and down the aisles. What I did love was all the retro/vintage fashion. (Oh, I wish I was in my 20's again). Lots of other things...More

Thank Margie2e
The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Margie2e Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar and The Mill precinct. Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the lovely words. Happy travels

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We knew very little about this place but took a gamble by stopping in on a Sunday morning, we arrived and were a bit confused and underwhelmed and were unsure what it was or if it was even open. To our delight we found the...More

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The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Corinn-Jamie Thanks for taking the time to write a review of The Mill. So glad you had a look around and found a couple of the jewels of the precinct - Das Kaffeehaus and the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar. Other great things for a future...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Well worth checking out, if you enjoy markets, car boot sales etc it's a treasure trove of stuff you shouldn't buy!

Thank bagpackingbrit
The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi bagpackingbrit Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar at The Mill precinct. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Happy travels

Reviewed 22 September 2017

Our visit was a short one but the next one will longer. Loved the bazaar (a lot of 50"s 60's not a lot of antiques) and to break it up a bit we went over to cafe for a coffee and ended up staying for...More

1  Thank Sue W
Management response:Responded 25 September 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Sue. We're happy to hear you'll be coming back.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

This complex includes artist studios where paintings and canvases can be purchased. Next to this is a very large vintage wares room. Retro goods galore can be browsed or bought. Clothes , homewares, toys and music along with furniture and farm equipment are on display....More

Thank Gretchen A
Management response:Responded 18 August 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review, Gretchen. It sounds like you had quite the experience! Your words are much appreciated. Happy travels.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

A very well set out complex comprising of boutique specialist shops and eateries, but my favourite was the vintage bazaar. My wife and I wandered around for just over an hour and found a few things to buy and tons of stuff that bought back...More

Thank creaturecomforts2015
The_Mill_Castlemaine, Mill Happiness Monitor at The Mill Castlemaine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi creaturecomforts2015 Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Mill and the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar. Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the lovely words. Happy travels

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Not everything was open when we were here, but we did get to wander through the vintage bazaar and a couple of the galleries. We spent well over an hour just wandering around the corner of the mill near the bazaar (and including the bazaar)....More

Thank CharlieHerb
Management response:Responded 5 August 2017

Hi CharlieHerb Thanks for taking the time to write a review of The Mill and for your visitor recommendation. Opening hours of the various businesses can be checked on the Mill website if you need to plan another visit. Happy travels.

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