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Levenshulme Antiques Village, Manchester
Categories: Antique Stores, Shopping
Levenshulme Antiques Village is a great place to find original and unique pieces of antique, pre-war and vintage furniture, as well as many other collectable antiques and decorative items. Visitors digging around the twenty individual antique specialist shops spread over three large floors should expect the unexpected.Levenshulme Antiques Village is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Manchester Edition.
Located for over thirty years in the superb Victorian Town Hall, built in 1898 for the Levenshulme Urban District Council, which they occupied until it became part of Manchester in 1909. It was then used as social services offices in the 1920’s, and the Grand Ballroom was used as an evening dance hall, all before the building became the well-known Antiques Village in the 1970’s. There is even an old communal surface Air Raid Shelter behind the main building. This was probably built for the use of the staff at the council offices and those in the police station next door.
One of the few Antiques Centres in the North West of England, the ornate building is itself an antique. Walk into the entrance hall and you will be greeted with original green wall tiling, magnificent mosaic floors and a grand staircase leading to the main hall.
Open to the general public, the Village is a long established community for those in the antiques business and private buyers a like. The centre sells a wide range of pre-war and reproduction furniture, antiques, fireplaces and chandeliers. Rooms of collectables contain an array of treasures from old police uniforms and antique model aeroplanes to 1950s pinball machines. The furniture ranges from Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian mahogany, imported continental pine, 1960s and 70s styles, modern Seshum designs and rustic pine as well as others so there is something for everyone! Most retail units within the Village have their own theme and unique collection of paraphernalia.
To the rear of the main building, there are specialist workshops in the old cobbled Corporation Yard offering traditional services ranging from re-upholstery, bespoke furniture makers, fireplace restoration, gate fabrication, ironmongery, stripping and restoration and a French lighting and objet d’art showroom.
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Fabulous full English breakfast with a brew went with my daughters and granddaughter all enjoyed it thanks
Fascinating to have a wander round and see what this Antiques Village has to offer. Well run, well stocked. Easy to find in Levenshulme area. They also have a place for 'Afternoon Tea' but you need to... read more »
I purchased a Groupon voucher for 4 to have afternoon tea? I have booked a date already, but as the reviews are mixed, I decided to visit beforehand to see for myself. Place shabby, not suitable for a... read more »
Great place for unique antiques, few parking spaces round back. Friendly owners
Interesting antique, quirky furniture available. Knowledgeable store holders who are willing to share tips
A beautiful building full of vintage furniture. Worth a look if you love old stuff like me. I really liked looking at the smaller lock ups at the back of the building where the antiques are a little more random. Prices vary but some seem a little steep but hey people need to make a living! I haven't eaten at the cafe but I've heard good things.
A fantastic staple on Levenshulme High Street. Everyone I have recommended it to has managed to buy a dining table - myself included. I love to poke around the shops and studios, which sell everything you can possibly imagine. I rarely come home empty handed and have bought furniture, mirrors, crockery and knick-knacks. You can get wooden doors dipped and chairs upholstered. In the era of up cycling and handmade, the antiques centre is an essential starting point for furnishing a period home.
El Tano Garcia
Beautiful heritage building with very interesting display of antiques!
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