Welcome to the Old Maltings Antique Centre.
This month we welcome new dealers Denise and Barry to the centre, in addition Paul has returned from his travels bringing lots of lovely new items.
Louth was voted Britains favourite Market town in 2012 by Countryfile and the Old Maltings Antique Centre on Aswell Street Louth is a favourite amongst visitors and locals looking for a relaxed way to enjoy an hour or two. It’s currently in the top five of twenty seven things to do in Louth on Tripadvisor. The Antique Centre is housed in a very large two storey building that was built sometime between 1808 and 1834 and was once a malt kiln and warehouse brewery belonging to Benjamin Ryley. It was successfully converted to an antique centre over 40 years ago and it is now run as a co-operative by a friendly group of independent Antique dealers. Each of the dealers add to the wide variety of stock you will find here. As a co-operative the centre also donates thousands of pounds each year to local charities. Although you will find many beautiful antiques you will also find stylish vintage furniture as well as handbags, crystal glass and dinnerware, coats, rugs, sofas, art, books, model railways, and militaria. Unusual items such as sledges, antique bikes, chimney pots, cutlery and memorabilia are usually found here too. Some of our dealers like Dave are great characters and are very happy to chat about almost anything, every dealer at the centre enjoys meeting and talking to customers they will even lend a hand lifting it out to your car if needed.
The Old Maltings Antique Centre has appeared on the BBC One programme ‘Antiques Road Trip’ in which Paul Laidlaw had very good day and even made a handsome profit on one of his purchases.
Some of the dealers will sometimes buy items too, 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.
Perhaps you want to coincide your visit on a day when the colourful and vibrant Louth market is on? The open air market runs in the town centre on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with over 50 stalls selling a range of local produce from duck eggs to clothing and plenty more. Aswell Street itself has a nice cafe, a traditional pub, two very large and excellent diners in “The Ranch” and Mr Chips” as well as a book shop, a great vinyl record store and even another Antique centre!
Parking is free in some nearby car parks, you may find this website useful https://www.parkopedia.com/
For more information on Louth this link may be interesting…https://www.lincolnshirelife.co.uk/posts/view/britains-favourite-market-town