Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a traditional outdoor market
Welcome to Lancaster and Morecambe markets, home to traditional shopping.
There are three markets in Lancaster and Morecambe:
Lancaster's bustling Charter Market can be found in the heart of the city's historic centre every Wednesday and Saturday, offering shoppers an attractive selection of products from jewellery to cupcakes, arts and crafts to clothes and books as well as delicious local produce and international cuisine.
Situated within walking distance of the city's historic and cultural attractions including Lancaster Castle, several museums, theatres and two main shopping centres, the Charter Market provides a great start to planning a great day out in Lancaster.
Popular with locals and visitors to the district, why not come along and soak up the atmosphere of a traditional outdoor market. Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 4.30pm (4pm in winter) except for Bank Holidays.
Assembly Rooms Emporium
The Assembly Rooms Emporium is housed in a lovely 18th century heritage building.
Built in 1759 to provide a venue for balls and concerts for Lancaster’s elite and raise money to support the adjoining Almshouses, this Grade II listed building is now home to an Aladdin's cave of authentic period, vintage and alternative clothing and accessories, antiques and collectables, books and jigsaws, arts and crafts.
When you have explored the hidden gems on sale - the majority of which are not readily available on the high street, you can chill out in the newly opened Assembly Rooms Cafe serving delicious snacks and refreshments - includes gluten free and vegan delights.
The Assembly Rooms are open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4.30pm and Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm (except for Bank Holidays).
The Festival Market is a traditional covered market situated close to Morecambe Promenade and easily accessible with an adjoining car park – perfect for a day out combining shopping with sightseeing.
With more than 100 stalls selling an enormous selection of products, some that you would expect to find in a traditional covered market, others unique to the market, you are sure to find what you are looking for. You can take a rest from bargain hunting in one of the two welcoming cafes serving homemade meals and cakes before discovering what else Morecambe has to offer.
The market is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays throughout the year from 9am – 5pm (4.30pm in winter).
General market trader information
For details of market stall and pitch availability, and how to apply, please see our market trader information page.