Geelong just keeps on giving. Op Shops, Markets and the most abundant amount of Antique / Bazaars that are packed full of treasure.
The Brougham Street Market is in the centre of Geelong in the 100 year old historic Dennys Lascelles Wool Store. Close to the waterfront, you can spend around an hour at least here inspecting all the goodies on display.
Like many other similar markets, people have their own stalls and styles where you can inspect the goods and the stallholders get paid for that sale. There is around 50 in this building with room to grow. I have a friend who has her own stall at a similar Market and as a great collector, it’s a nice way to buy, then sell goods that are useful to others.
You can easily spend a minimum of an hour here and would recommend you wear comfortable shoes and bring a drink bottle. Camera is useful if you want to compare items from one stallholder to the other.
If you’re bringing young children to have snacks, food and ways of keeping them happy as some stalls have seriously beautiful breakable wares.
Staff are truly delightful, helpful and friendly. No question was to silly and were very good at pointing me in the right direction for particular items I was looking for.
Upstairs there are alot of clothes, some unusual artwork and it’s very spacious. Clothes aren’t my thing but if you were into this – there is a large amount to choose from.
If you see something in a cabinet you like, jot down the cabinet/stall holders number so that when you come to the counter to ask to look, they know which key to bring with them.
If you meet the stallholder, have a chat to them. They often know the history and providence of their wares and it’s fascinating to know where something has come from. And if you meet the person who brought this in (above) I’d love to know where they got it.
What will you find? Oh the list is so long and I took photos to cover many of the different stalls but generally it covers:
- Retro and Vintage homewares
- Retro and Vintage furniture
- Retro and Vintage office ware
- Shabby and French Chic
- Industrial furniture, bits and bobs
- Old tools and garage items
- Lots of beautiful glassware
- Books, Records and Comics
- Large furniture items
- Kitsch is everywhere
- Artwork and prints
- Old tins
- Blankets, lace, doilies and linen
- Large industrial items
STALLHOLDERS: If you’d like to have a stall at the Bazaar you will need to speak directly with staff. Phone number is below.
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
PHONE: (03) 5221 2490
LOCATION: Corner Brougham Street and Gheringhap Street, Geelong
PARKING: Parking is plentiful out the front but it is metered parking – bring coins.
TRANSPORT: Plenty of buses coming in and out of Geelong.
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access for the ground floor. Not sure if there is access to the second floor if you are in a wheelchair or using a cane/frame.
ATM: The nearest ATM is in Moorabool Street.
ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.
DOGS: Not allowed inside. Do not leave your dog in the car for safety reasons. If needed, tie the dog up outside and put some water out for it.
FOOD: There are no food stalls but plenty of food nearby
TOILET FACILITIES: There are toilets inside the market. Please ask staff for directions.
Website – no website
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
On Facebook – BroughamStreetMarkets
On Instagram – no account but #broughamstreetmarkets
On Twitter – no account but #broughamstreetmarkets
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