Enjoy a browse around an eclectic mix of stalls selling vintage and alternative clothing and accessories (including vintage inspired men's clothing, Victoriana and Steampunk), books and cards, records, cassettes and CDs, artwork, jigsaws and games and quality gift items. Hand-woven items, hand-spun wool, hand-painted silks and associated equipment and accessories are also on sale. You can watch some of these items being produced by the craftman who will be weaving and spinning while in the Assembly Rooms.
Penny's Tearoom can also be found at the emporium, selling a delicious range of cakes, biscuits, light snacks and drinks.
About the Assembly Rooms
Built in 1759, this Grade II listed building provided a venue for balls and concerts for Lancaster’s elite and raised money to support the adjoining Almshouses.
The building is located in historic Lancaster's city centre just a short distance away from the Marketgate Shopping Centre and local Georgian gems including the City Museum in Market Square and the Maritime Museum on St. George's Quay and not forgetting the magnificent Lancaster Castle.
Normal Hours of Opening:
- Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 4.30pm
- We are closed on all Bank Holidays
How to find us
Address: Assembly Rooms Emporium, King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JN
By car: Leave the M6 at junction 33 or 34 and follow the signs for Lancaster city centre. Follow the signs to Lancaster railway station and the Assembly Rooms Emporium is on the left hand side a short distance away from Waterstones. There are a number of car parks in the city centre.
By train: Lancaster's mainline train station is only a 5 minute walk away. From the station, head down into the town and turn right at Waterstones. You will find the Assembly Rooms Emporium just a hundred metres or so away on the right hand side.
Last updated: 02 January 2018