Antiques fairs and auctions around the UK in May

The best antiques fairs and auctions around the UK in May 2022

May fairs and auctions

NOTE please contact fair organisers or keep an eye on websites and social media for updates regarding these events as they could be cancelled or postponed at any time.

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Antiques fairs in North England & Scotland

7th Leeds Vintage Market, Kirkgate Market, Leeds, LS2 7HY. advintageous.co.uk; @advintageousvintagefairs

7th–8th Leeds Vintage Furniture & Home Fair, The Old Woollen, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ. 07985 181120; roseandbrownvintage.co.uk

13th–15th Decorative Home & Salvage Show, Ripley Castle, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AX. 01298 27493; asfairs.com

14th–15th Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB. 01636 676531; b2bevents.info

28th Antiques & Salvage Market, Cheshire Showground, Tabley, WA16 0HJ. 01298 27493; asfairs.com

28th–29th The Great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques and Collectors Fair, Wetherby Racecourse, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ. 01332 830444; jaguarfairs.com


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Antiques fairs in Central England

7th–8th Antiques, Vintage & Decorative Show, Rutland Showground, Oakham, LE15 7TW. 01691 900488; stagsheadevents.co.uk

7th–8th Shrewsbury Flea, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF. 07584 357808; josevents.co.uk

8th The Vintage Flea Market, New Exo Building, Lincolnshire Showground, LN2 2NA. 01298 27493; asfairs.com

13th–14th Antiques in Tents, Burton Court, Eardisland, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9DN. 07974 356128; antiquesintents.co.uk

19th–22nd The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair, Buxton Pavilion, St Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BE. 01278 784912; cooperevents.com

22nd Himley Hall Antiques and Collectors Fair, Himley Hall, Himley, Dudley, DY3 4DF. 01384 817817; himleyhallandpark.co.uk

23rd Runway Monday at Newark Antiques and Collectors Market, Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark,
Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY. 01636 702326; iacf.co.uk

29th Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW. 01636 676531; b2bevents.info


Antiques fairs in East England

1st Stately Car Boot Sale, Sennowe Park, Guist, Norfolk, NR20 5PB. norfolkchurchestrust.org.uk

1st Vintage & Antique Open Air Market, Museum of Power, Steam Pumping Station, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA. 07519 276507; haddonevents.co.uk

8th Antique & Collectors Fair, Sarratt Village Hall, Sarratt, Herts, WD3 6AS. 07887 648255; marcelfairs.co.uk

9th Mid Suffolk Mondays, Vintage and Collectable Fair, Stonham Barns Park, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, IP14 6AT. 01449 797175; stonhambarns.co.uk

15th Little Vintage Lover Fair, Mannington Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 7BB. littlevintageloverfair.com;
@littlevintageloverfair

15th Grand Brocante, Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Suffolk, IP13 0BT. ablackdogevent.com

15th Antique & Vintage Fair, Biggleswade, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8JH. 07887 648255; marcelfairs.co.uk

28th–29th Long Melford Antiques and Vintage Fair, The Old School, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DX. 07837 497617; melfordantiquesfair.co.uk


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Antiques fairs in South England

1st Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Fair, Village Hall, East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EE. 07790 126967; cameofairs.co.uk

1st Brighton Antiques, Collectables & Vintage Fair, Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ. 01293 690777; lovefairs.com

1st Wimbledon Homes & Antiques Fair, Prince George’s Playing Fields, Bushey Road, London, SW20 8TE. 01932 230946; sw19antiques.com

2nd Bank Holiday Antique & Brocante Street Market, Broad Street, Alresford, nr Winchester, SO24 9DA. acvrevents.co.uk

2nd Vintage Market at the Mansion, The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, London, BR3 1SY. solastcenturyfair.co.uk

4th–8th The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Spring Fair, Evolution London (The Marquee), Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ. Pre–booking advised online at decorativefair.com

7th Vintage & Very Nice, The Assembly Rooms in Chichester. @vintageverynice; vintageandverynice.co.uk

8th Frock Me! Vintage Fashion Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE. 020 7503 9171; frockmevintagefashion.com; @frockmevintagefair

10th & 31st Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ. 01932 230946; sunburyantiques.com

13th–14th The Decorative Living Fair, Eridge Park, Eridge Green, nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9JT. decorativelivingfair.co.uk; @decorativelivingfair

13th–15th The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, The Marquee, Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QY. 01797 252030; petworthparkfair.com; @adflfairs

14th So Last Century Vintage Fair, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW. solastcenturyfair.co.uk

14th Whitstable Brocante, The Umbrella Centre, Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD. 07903 286144

15th Sandown Antiques Home & Interiors Fair, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ. 01932 230946; sunburyantiques.com

15th Adams Antiques Fair, Lindley Hall, The Royal Horticultural Halls, 80 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE. 020 7254 4054; adamsantiquesfairs.com

21st–22nd Hackney Flea Market, Abney Hall, 73a Church Street, Hackney, London, N16 0AS. hackneyfleamarket.com

25th Wembley Park Antiques Market, Canada Lane, Canada Gardens, Wembley, London, HA9 0SJ. 01905 26100; wembleyantiquesmarket.co.uk

26th–29th Henley Decor Fair, Greenlands Park, Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3AP; henleydecorfair.com

29th Peckham Salvage Yard, Copeland Park, Peckham, London, SE15 3SN. hackneyfleamarket.com

29th Antique & Brocante Market, Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR. acvrevents.co.uk

29th Dorking Halls Antiques & Decorative Arts Fair, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road (A25), Surrey, RH4 1SG. dovehousefineantiquesfairs.com


Antiques fairs in West England & Wales

30th April–1st The International Antiques Fair of Wales, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, LD2 3NJ. 01584 873634; continuityfairs.co.uk

2nd Spring Brocante, Deans Court, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1QF. thedorsetbrocante.co.uk

7th Llandeilo Antiques Vintage Fair, Crescent Road, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6HN. derwenantiques.co.uk

15th Salvage Fair, Broad Street, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AB. salvagefairs.com

21st Vintage, Antique & Makers Market, St Peter’s Hall, 62 King Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1BA. @mischievous_cow_events

21st–22nd The Anglesey Fair, Mona Showground, Gwalchmai, Holyhead, LL65 4RW. 01584 873634; continuityfairs.co.uk

28th Vintage, Antique & Makers Market, Henderson Hall, Talybont-On- Usk, Brecon, LD3 7YQ. @mischievous_cow_events


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May Antiques Auctions

4th Antiques & Collectables, Special Auction Services, Plenty Close, off Hambridge Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5RL. 01635 580595; specialauctionservices.com

4th Collectable Books, Maps, Prints & Affordable Art, Capes Dunn, 40 Station Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3QT. 0161 432 1911; capesdunn.com

10th Homes & Interiors, Sworders, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8GE. 01279 817778; sworder.co.uk

11th Scientific & Musical Instruments, Cameras & Tools, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780; tennants.co.uk

12th Design, Mallams Auctioneers, Bocardo House, St Michael’s Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB. 01865 241358; mallams.co.uk

17th Japanese Works of Art, Woolley & Wallis, 51–61 Castle St, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500; woolleyandwallis.co.uk

18th Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art, Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR. 0131 557 8844; lyonandturnbull.com

19th Asian Art, Duke’s, Brewery Square, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1GA. 01305 265080; dukes–auctions.com

24th Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art, including the Contents of Tidenham Manor, Chorley’s, Prinknash Abbey Park, Glos, GL4 8EU. chorleys.com

25th Fine Art & Antique Auction, Trevanion Auctioneers & Valuers, The Joyce Building, Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1RE. 01948 800202; trevanion.com

26th The Douglas Wilson Studio Sale, Mallams Auctioneers, Bocardo House, St Michael’s Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB. 01865 241358; mallams.co.uk

28th Costume, Accessories & Textiles, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780; tennants.co.uk

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31st Modern British & 20th Century Art, Woolley & Wallis, 51–61 Castle St, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500;
woolleyandwallis.co.uk