A Comprehensive Guide
The Greater Blue Mountains area has many wonderful Antique Shops & Antique Markets. In this comprehensive guide we list what we think are the very best, list some of the smaller interesting outlets and some of the specialist dealers.
We must also note at this point that this is not a “complete” guide. Blue Mountains Antique Shops come and go quicker than you can bang a gavel. Our small village at one time had 4 antique shops and just a year later there were only 2 operating. There’s now only one.
Opening times are also a bit flexible in the Antique Trade. I should know, I owned one for a few years. While we endeavour to keep this blog up to date, we suggest contacting a shop if time is tight or long distances are involved.
Note – If your Antique Shop is not mentioned or we’ve got the times all wrong or have failed to spot your area of expertise, be proactive about it! Drop us a line via the contact page. We will drop in again and/or update the article.
As we usually do in our articles I have ordered these Blue Mountains Antique Shops and Antique Markets from the bottom of the Blue Mountains, heading up.
I’ve also not included Blue Mountains Charity or Op Shops.
Check out their own page here Blue Mountains Charity Shops.
Also Check out our Blue Mountains Markets page, the are several regular dealers at some Markets.
Check out their own page here Blue Mountains Markets.
Blue Mountains Antique Shops
Whimsical Notions – Warrimo
293 Great Western Highway. WARRIMOO 2774 NSW
Thursday to Sunday 9am – 4pm
0411 332 537
This one is on the Great Western Highway, but you have to turn off into the slip road to park. It’s fairly traditional but a great shop and you should find Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and a few Retro Items. There’s also a bit of Australiana, including a few interesting convict bricks the last time I was there. Plenty of brown furniture, pottery/ceramics and glassware. They have a website with some interesting things listed.
Faulconbridge Antiques and Giftware – Faulconbridge
448B Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge, NSW 2776
Open 7 Days 9.30 – 5pm
I tend not to like antique shops that mix old and new items, but this outlet has been very successful at it for years, so well worth stopping to have a look at their extensive range.
On the giftware side of things they specialise in prestige brands like – Crown Derby, Waterford Crystal, Carlton Ware and are the largest authorised retailer of Moorcraft Art Pottery in Australia. They also have a good stock of outdoor furniture pieces, garden settings etc.
If you are after some beautiful large pieces of furniture they had some magnificent bookcases and credenzas last time I looked at their website.
The shop is on the left as you get to Faulconbridge, you won’t miss it. There’s limited parking in front of the shops or turn left into the small carpark just before or after the shops.
Mid Mountains Vintage
80 Great Western Highway, Woodford
It’s great to see this old service station bustling again and operating as an Antique Market. With a large number of individual dealers represented, it’s quite an eclectic mix. Vintage, Retro, Mid Mod, Clothing, Records, Books & Prints and more traditional antiques.
Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques
33 Railway Parade, Hazelbrook NSW 2779
If you’ve been operating in the same location for many years, you must be doing something right.
The easiest way the get to this fantastic shop is to turn left off the Great Western Highway (GWH) at the lights in front of the Hazelbrook Caltex Service Station. This is the corner of Great Western Highway (GWH) and Oaklands Road.
Once you turn left off the GWH, you will pass through a short tunnel under the Railway line. Turn immediately left again onto Railway Parade and the Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques will be on your right in about 200 meters. You can’t miss it and if it’s the weekend they tend to have a selection of stock out the front. And if you’re lucky you might also get to meet Tigger, a massive Great Dane.
Be a little bit careful with traffic on Railway Parade, it’s a fairly narrow road and if traffic is heavy on the GWH, some people use it as an alternative route. You can also turn off the GWH a little earlier, at the Woodford Railway Station or Woodford Rural Fire Station and wind your way up Railway Parade to the shop.
The shop is a little Tardis like, there’s more inside than you expect. Plenty of – Old Tools, Crockery, Advertising, Ephemera, Garden & Rustic Furniture, Kitchenalia and Vintage clothing. They are also very active on Instagram. Items are often snapped up as soon as they are posted, so if you are an Instagram user, follow them @hazelbrook_cottage-antiques.
Once you have finished at the shop, it’s worth a stroll up the hill towards the Hazelbrook Railway Station and admire the Victorian houses and shops along this section of road. The Parade Café near the station is very popular with Hazelbrook locals.
The Old Bank Bazaar – Wentworth Falls
5 Station Street.
Just off the highway near the corner, it’s a classic antique shop with a large range from furniture to smalls. Parking can be a bit tricky in Wentworth Falls main street.
Irene Byrne & Co Antique Jewellery – Leura
Shop 3, Strand Arcade, 176 Leura Mall, Leura
A mix of Antique, New and Restoration/Repair.
This shop is packed with beautiful pieces and they have an excellent Instagram feed and website. Well worth a visit or following their feed.
One of the most intriguing shops in the Blue Mountains.
A mix of Antiques, taxidermy, Spooky Stuff, Gifts and more.
The Shop is currently closed, but will hopefully will reopen at some time. They have a great online store.
Katoomba Antique Shops and Antique Markets
The Katoomba area has a large number of both Antique Shops and Antique Markets. There are also quite a few Charity & Op Shops that occasionally have interesting items.
Please read our separate Blue Mountains Charity Shops Guide.
Memento Vintage & Antiques
69 Katoomba Street, Katoomba NSW 2780
There is always a lot of stock and they run a fairly regular Instagram feed. @mementovintageandantiques Vintage, Pop Culture, Plenty of Clothing, Comics, Collectables.
They used to be in Leura, then Bathurst Rd Katoomba. Hopefully this new location will work well for them.
186 Bathurst Road Katoomba
(02) 4782 4619
I like this shop, there’s also a lot in it and it covers a wide range. Retro, Tribal, Vintage, some industrial and of course plenty of real antiques.
There’s also a dog, is this a trend?
If you are entering Katoomba from the Great Western Highway over the notoriously clogged up bridge, turn right once you get to the roundabout and head along the Bathurst Road. You’ll see the Antique Shop on the left.
Katoomba Antique Centre
116 Bathurst Rd Katoomba
Steven Archer is a legend in the Australian Art and Antique trade with many decades of experience in the field. This sprawling shop over two levels is full of surprises, showing items from his own stock and a few outside dealers. Make sure you check out the window display.
There’s plenty of Jewellery, China, Glassware, Tribal, Eastern, big furniture, rugs, furnishings & Art. I love the cabinet at the top of the stairs crammed with Religious statues.
You’ll find smaller amounts of Retro & Quirky items at the rear of the lower level.
There is also a small Camera Museum on the upstairs level. There is a small fee for entry to that, currently just $2.
MaCarthurs Arcade Antiques & Curios
84 Katoomba Street.
From the Railway Station head down the main street past the Carrington on your right and the Paragon Cafe and look out for the tall Macarthurs sign on the left hand side.
The window display will keep you busy for a few minutes before you head on in!
This is a Market with many individual dealers, so the stock is far more mixed. There are two levels, the lower level mostly taken up with Mr Pickwicks Bookshop, but there are antiques downstairs as well and there are books upstairs, so explore it all.
Jewellery, Glassware, China, Retro, Toys, Art and a whole lot more. Quite a lot of space is devoted to vintage clothing.
Pickwicks Bookshop downstairs is huge. We like it a lot and it’s on our list of Top Second Hand Bookshops in the Blue Mountains. Read our Top Bookshop article here.
Katoomba Vintage Emporium
As you come out of MaCarthurs and Pickwicks you’ll see across the road the Katoomba Vintage Emporium. It’s worth a browse, if nothing else but to see the old building which used to house the Post Office.
It’s a tightly jammed, has quite a lot of big furniture and plenty of interesting items. I’ve bought quite a few things there over the years.
Silver Fox Vintage
69 Waratah Street Katoomba
Head down Katoomba Street and turn left into Waratah at the roundabout. You’ll find Silverfox on the right hand side. If you are into Mid Century Modern you are in the right place. German Pottery, Mid Century Chairs, Lamps, Furnishings etc.
Victory Theatre Blackheath
This is a large Antique market and well worth the trip to Blackheath to visit.
It’s located at – 21 Govetts Leap Road, you can’t miss it!
This two level emporium has a large range of individual dealers and several specialists, some of whom have been at the market for many years.
And it’s a very interesting mix.
On the lower level it’s strong on Jewellery, Kitchenalia, Books, Glassware and other smalls. Upstairs it’s more Retro and Vintage.
The obvious mix of many smaller dealers gives this place a great atmosphere and you never know what you will find has been added to the mix since your last visit. It’s also nice to see this old theatre still full of life. There is a very popular cafe at the front.
Susanne Hosking Antiques
22 Govetts Leap Rd
If you’re not too exhausted after a trawl through the Victory Theatre, head across the road to the small but packed Susanne Hosking Antiques. I quite often pop in there to check out their jewellery, prints and other collectables. Don’t expect furniture or other larger items.
Cobweb Collectables Mount Victoria
161 Great Western Highway
Keep an eye out on the left just before you get to Mount Victoria. There is a sign out if they are open. Housed inside an interesting old Blue Mountains home, it also has a great garden.
I’ve not ventured inside for some time, but the last time they had a good range of furniture and smaller items. (I’ll update after an upcoming visit.)
Diaz-Stein The Gallery – Mount Victoria
28 Station Street
Another interesting building in the small village. Furniture, Art, Jewelry, Furnishings & China seemed to be the focus from my last visit.
This Page is a work in Progress. I know I have missed a couple, so please contact me to be added.