If you’re a furniture fanatic or crazy for crockery, antiques are probably your bag. The town of Failsworth, under four miles outside of Manchester city centre, between Middleton and Ashton-under-Lyne, is beautiful in itself, with winding canals and characterful bridges strewn throughout. But look deeper and you’ll find the wonderful ‘Antiques Quarter‘ in the centre of Failsworth, full to the brim with wooden furniture, shiny crockery and sparkling jewellery from years gone by.
Wrigley Head is the street that houses the main antique shops in Failsworth, making it super convenient for a day-long spree. Shopping antique not only gives you a better chance of finding some completely unique hidden gems that no one else will have, but contributes to a more sustainable life and makes use of items that are such good quality that they’ve stood the test of time, so you know you can rely on them.
Why not indulge in the choice Failsworth’s Antiques Quarter has to offer with a short trip out of the city? Here are our top picks of where to go in the area for great antiques.
Old Mill Antiques
This family-run antique furniture warehouse is the king of the Antiques Quarter. Manufacturing, reupholstering and repairing large pieces of furniture including chests of drawers, wardrobes and sofas, Old Mill provides beautiful items passed down through generations. It also hires out items for film and TV sets, as well as sending out its furniture to pubs, clubs, cafe bars, restaurants, retail and the leisure industry, so don’t be surprised if some of your favourite backgrounds are decked out in their artistry!
If you fancy a browse you can find Old Mill Antiques at 8 Wrigley Head, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 9BL.
Second Time Around Antiques
Giving real jumble sale antique vibes, in the best way, Second Time Around Antiques provides a real mix of items, from crockery and furniture to collectables and clothing. One thing’s for sure, this shop is sure you put a smile on your face, with the unique, often novelty items they have in stock and the sense of humour shown through the displays and social media. It’s really worth a visit if you’re in the area!
Find Second Time Around Antiques just off Wrigley Head at 701 Oldham Rd, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 9AT.
Owned by two local antique enthusiasts with over 30 years of experience in the trade, Cornerhouse Antiques buys and sells all kinds of antiques and collectables to the trade and the public. Also a supplier to film and TV companies, the shop specialises in bar, restaurant and retail décor, garden furniture and architectural salvage.
The Cornerhouse Antiques online presence is pretty elusive, so find it in person for some one-off goodies at 19 Wrigley Head, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 9BS.
Antique World Manchester
Antique World Manchester has up to 50 stands selling a variety of antiques and collectables with a strong emphasis on jewellery, silver, watches, vintage fashion and accessories, ceramics, artwork and furniture. Open 10am – 5pm, 7 days per week, you can bet on finding some pretty and useful items on your way around, as well as some pretty things purely for pleasure!
Find Antique World Manchester at 17 Wrigley Head, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 9BS.
Explore this wonderful world of antiques right on the doorstep before we get down there and buy it all up!