The History of Hemswell Antique Centres

Welcome to Hemswell Antique Centres – “The Largest Antiques Centre in Europe”

We are very proud to be the largest in Europe. However, like all businesses wonderful things start from small beginnings.

Established in 1986 by the late Rex and Nepi Miller who believed in an opportunity, developed an idea and knew it would be a success.

Hemswell Antique Centres opened its’ doors for the first time on the 24th May 1986 with just 150 dealers selling antiques and collectables from two buildings of the former RAF Airfield, Building 1 and Building 2.

Building 3 arrived in 2005. Followed by The Guardroom in 2014 which was extensively redeveloped to the modern and welcoming building that stands pride of place at the gateway of the site. The two-storey Guardroom houses dealers from across the UK, Ireland, Spain and France. A trade visit to Japan inspired the design of the new building which has proved to be a roaring success attracting thousands of new visitors and tourists to date. We have a grand following of overseas customers and deliver worldwide.

Today our customers enjoy looking around our four large buildings where you will find around 400 dealer display areas, which will keep you enthralled for hours. Take your time to wander through our vast array of bygone treasures and - who knows - you may discover that antiques bargain you’ve been searching for?

Our knowledgeable team always strive to provide our customers with the best possible buying experience. It is easy to see why we have been voted as one of the best antique centres in the UK by Homes & Antiques Magazine.

We are open every day of the year, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

10am to 5pm (Christmas Eve & New Years’ Eve10am- 2.30pm).

We are open all over Easter.