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My GB Antiques Lancaster Adventure

A Festive Escape Amidst History and Elegance

My GB Antiques Lancaster Adventure
My GB Antiques Lancaster Adventure

In the heart of enchanting North West Lancashire, I embarked on a Christmas escapade, determined to infuse the holiday spirit into every moment. Despite the unruly visit of Storm Gerrit to the United Kingdom, I eagerly embraced the opportunity to explore an indoor haven just outside the charming town of Lancaster—GB Antiques!

Discovering the Allure of GB Antiques Centre

Discovering the Allure of GB Antiques Centre
Discovering the Allure of GB Antiques Centre

Stepping into the captivating haven for antique enthusiasts, I marvelled at GB Antiques Centre. With 120 individual dealers showcasing their treasures, it proudly stands as the nation’s largest indoor antiques and furniture centre, drawing a staggering 220,000 visitors annually.

Dodging Storm Gerrit, Venturing into Antiquarian Bliss

Venturing into Antiquarian Bliss
Venturing into Antiquarian Bliss

As raindrops tapped on my car windows, the decision was crystal clear—no outdoor strolls today. Yearning for the excitement and warmth of indoor activities, I set my sights on the sprawling GB Antiques Centre, a treasure trove that had already captured my heart on previous visits.

Unleashing My Antiques Adventure

My Antiques Adventure
My Antiques Adventure

Braving the howling Storm Gerrit outside, I stepped into a different world within GB Antiques. A labyrinth of 120 individual dealers awaited, each offering a unique spectacle. Despite the storm’s fury, my senses revelled in a feast of elegant porcelain, captivating paintings, and fascinating collectables. Time seemed to stand still as I lost myself in this indoor wonderland.

An Encore of Entertainment

Ever-changing inventory
An ever-changing inventory Apart from Rolling Pins

Familiarity did nothing to dull the excitement. GB Antiques, with its ever-changing inventory, promised me a fresh adventure. From Victorian pine rolling pins to baskets of cookware items, every corner beckoned with the promise of discovery. Two to three hours felt like a mere blink as I indulged in the fascinating stories woven into each antique piece.

GB Antiques Lancaster My Perfect Storm Shelter for Antiquarian Thrills

Antiquarian Thrills
Antiquarian Thrills Laurel and Hardy

Within these walls of GB Antiques, I found solace and exhilaration. It transformed a wet and stormy day into a thrilling exploration of history and elegance. As raindrops persisted outside, my spirits soared, captivated by the timeless treasures that made this indoor escape an unforgettable Christmas adventure. Laurel and Hardy graced a bench while just around the corner appeared a life-size horse priced at around £6,000.00.

An Indoor Wonderland of Collectables

Wonderland of Collectables
Wonderland of Collectables Cars and Bike Memorabilia

Entering this recently extended centre, conveniently set on one expansive floor, I found myself in a world of wonder. With an impressive 40,000 sq feet of space. GB Antiques housed a diverse collection of elegant porcelain, pottery, glass, paintings, and more. A true treasure trove for collectors and history enthusiasts alike. The collection of Automobilia items ranged from Antique to more modern recently made items. All the big car company names were represented on this stall.

Elegant Furniture Galore

Elegant Furniture Galore
Elegant Furniture Galore

Immersing myself in a world of timeless furniture, ranging from Victorian pine to Edwardian oak, and from mahogany to walnut, I discovered the unique offerings of 120 dealers. I could browse for hours, finding the perfect piece to complement my taste and style.

Indulge Your Passions

Art Deco, dolls, fine arts, or Spinning Tops.
Art Deco, dolls, fine arts, or Spinning Tops.

Whether my heart beat for paintings, porcelain, Deco, toys, fine arts, or furniture, GB Antiques Centre invited me to indulge my passions. The variety and choices were endless, ensuring there was something to captivate me at every turn. There were sections to entertain the children with lots of bygone comics and toys from the days when I was a boy.

Open Daily for Your Antiquing Pleasure

Your Antiquing Pleasure
Your Antiquing Pleasure

GB Antiques Centre is open most days, except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. I eagerly planned my visit to this haven of history and elegance, ready to lose myself in a world of timeless treasures.

Adults £1.50

Concessions 75p

Children 75p Children under 5 Free

Students 75p with a valid Student ID card

Trade Dealers Free with valid a Trade card

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Pet-Friendly Surroundings

Pet-Friendly Surroundings
Pet-Friendly Surroundings

While dogs were not allowed inside the centre, Lancaster Leisure Park welcomed them on-site, in the picnic area, the brewery beer garden, and the forest garden. Guide dogs or assistance dogs, of course, were always welcome on leads.

Discover GB Antiques Centre, the Jewel of Lancaster Leisure Park

the Jewel of Lancaster Leisure Park
ThgPet-Friendly Surroundings Jewel of Lancaster Leisure Park

Nestled within the vibrant Lancaster Leisure Park, GB Antiques Centre stands as the crown jewel of an eclectic collection of 13 amazing attractions. For a quarter of a century, this leisure park has opened its doors to visitors, offering a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of Lancaster’s historic city.

A Leisure Oasis on the Outskirts

A Leisure Oasis on the Outskirts
A Leisure Oasis on the Outskirts

Situated on the outskirts of Lancaster’s richly historic city centre, the park serves as a serene oasis. Here, visitors can enjoy a welcome break from city life, complemented by the convenience of free and ample parking. This allows enthusiasts and explorers to leisurely browse through the wonders of GB Antiques Centre and its surroundings for hours on end.

But it’s not just antiques!

But it’s not just antiques!
But it’s not just antiques!

In April 1998, Allan bought Lancaster Leisure Park on which GB Antiques is situated. He transformed it into an exciting family day out and it now boasts 14 amazing attractions as well as a new housing development. Lancaster Leisure Park is now home to:

GB Antiques Centre

GB Antiques Centre

Browse for Hours in the centrepiece of Lancaster Leisure Park. Celebrating over 30 years of trading, welcoming several hundred thousand visitors

Lancaster Brewery Tap House and Tours

Lancaster Brewery Tap House and Tours

Visit one of the fastest-growing breweries in the UK. Set in over two acres

Lancaster Brewery Beer Garden

The Old Factory Shop

The Old Factory Shop

Great deals and thousands of bargains. Set on one floor, The Original Factory Shop offers thousands of bargains on homewares, bedding, toys

Countryside Meats and Farm Shop

Countrystyle Meats Farm Shop

Fresh, healthy, award-winning meats, fresh produce, groceries and hot takeaway food. Award-winning meats and high-quality produce.

Countrystyle Kitchen

Countrystyle Kitchen

Licensed restaurant from the same award-winning team that manages the Countrystyle Meats Farm Shop. Home of the “Four Meat Carvery”

Giggles Play and Adventure

Giggles Play and Adventure

Fantastic children’s indoor soft play area and party venue. Giggles Play and Adventure is a clean, safe and exciting indoor soft play

Cam Portrait Photography

Cam Portrait Photography

Create lasting memories with award-winning photographers. Since Cam Photography opened in 2011, their fresh approach to capturing unique moments is to treasure.

The Forrest Garden

The Forest Garden

A horticultural hidden gem in the heart of the leisure park. Come and explore Lancaster’s Forest Garden which is open to all.

City of Lancaster Gymnastics

City of Lancaster Gymnastics

A purpose-built performance centre dedicated to gymnastics. The City of Lancaster Gymnastics Club allows everyone to enjoy and shine in gymnastics.

Turning Point Dance Studio

Turning Point Dance Studio

Theatre arts, dance and ballet classes for children of all ages and abilities.   With over 25 years of experience in this school.

Marshalls Self Drive

Marshalls Self Drive

Lancashire’s leading self-drive car, van and minibus hire. Marshalls have been going the extra mile for customer satisfaction.

Alchemy Hair Studio

Alchemy Hair Salon

At Alchemy Hair, the team of talented hair stylists is committed to making your experience in the salon as relaxing, enjoyable and comfortable as can be.

Location of GB Antiques Lancaster

Accommodation Lancaster

One thought on “GB Antiques Lancaster

  • jess_youaregold

    welcome to my lovely home town – it really is a wonderful place to visit and you chose a good place to visit on your stay

    Reply

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