The Old Maltings Antique Centre is on Aswell Street, Louth close to the weekly market and many cafes, shops, restaurants, car parks and other antiques centres.
The Centre is housed in a large, old, two storey building that was built sometime between 1808 and 1834 and was once a malt kiln and brewery belonging to Benjamin Ryley, a grocer, brewer and maltster. The antique centre was founded over 40 years ago it is now run as a co-operative that donates thousands of pounds each year to local charities. As the centre is home to a large group of independent traders, there is a very large choice of items for sale that is wide ranging and never dull. Traders are happy to discuss their stock and even lend a hand lifting it out whenever possible.
The Old Maltings Antique Centre has appeared on the BBC One programme ‘Antiques Road Trip’ in which Paul Laidlaw could be seen searching through the two floors of treasures. A very good day was had by all and he even made a handsome profit on one of his purchases!
Some of the dealers also services such as offer antique furniture restoration or cane or rush seating restoration. Some of the dealers are happy to buy quality antiques, vintage furniture and one off items. If you are thinking of selling something then please send us and email and we will get back to you. Alternatively, you could bring a photo of the item in for us to look at or if it’s easy to lift you could even consider bringing it in but an email in advance will allow us to direct your enquiry to the dealers that are most likely to be interested.