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Dorchester Curiosity Centre

Telephone 01305 251886

Curiosity Centre Vintage Market

Nov 2012 – update to blog post below. The centre has changed its locations – all details can be found on the website Dorchester Curiosity Centre.

We’ve been listening to lots of excited local chatter about The Dorchester Curiosity Centre and what a great find it is for Vintage enthusiasts.

We called in yesterday and it is a fabulous find! Full of curios, retro and vintage gems from local traders working under one roof – the Curiosity Centre offers a great showcase for some of Dorset’s local online vintage traders who can now give people a first hand view of their lovely goodies!

Curiosity Centre toys and tables

Centre owners Dean and Abbey are lifelong antiques and curio collectors following on from Dean’s father’s reputation as an established artist, fine arts and antique collector. We ‘re looking forward to seeing more from the centre with such a great pedigree!

The Curiosity Centre holds regular vintage markets where traders can spread out into the outside space and allowing additional stallholders and even more treasures to explore.

Cups and crockery

The markets are the last Saturday of the month and immediately prior to Dukes general auctions to coincide with the saleroom’s viewing days at the Grove.

Vintage Dorset will be helping Abbey and Dean set the scene this Saturday 25th June with a festoon of vintage bunting and you can expect to see more posts and pictures from us encouraging people to get along here for a vintage day out!


inside the curiosity centre - furniture and paintings

Published by annie, on 24th June 2011 at 7:18 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Arts,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Food,Vintage Homeware Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Dorchester Curiosity Centre

Picnic time!

strawberries in a tin

Creating an indulgent day out that truly delights the customer is exactly what Vintage Dorset is for, so we were delighted to respond to Hilary’s request from America for a local vintage picnic that would give her Dorset friends a special kind of treat.

We packed up a basket of pies, sandwiches, tea, scones, ginger beer and our alternative idea of tinned-fruit (strawberries in tin pots!) together with vintage teacups and a big picnic rug for Keith and Linda in Sherborne to enjoy a sunny picnic in style.

We were over the moon when Keith sent us these fabulous pictures and a great testimonial – what lovely people!

“we had our fantastic Vintage Dorset Picnic yesterday, the quality of the food and the crockery was sublime, as a gastronaut and ceramic collector it was my idea of heaven.

The steak pie (still warm) was to die for, the cream tea was the best ever, the scones delicious, we had a memorable day and thank you very much”

Vintage picnicing

vintage picnic

pies for picnicsWe can’t make every day a sunny picnic day – but just now and then we can promise to spoil someone! If you would like to give a local picnic as a treat, please get in touch to arrange your gift or hire our vintage picnic trimmings and treat yourself!