Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre Closure

We have heard this morning that GQAC has been permanently closed by its owners, Peel Management and we apologise to any of our customers who might have been planning to come over and visit for their Christmas shopping.

Please bear with us while we look for an alternative regular retail outlet. If we can get one up and running before the holiday season we will and as soon as we have news we will let you all know.

For now our thoughts are with Zac and his excellent team at the centre for whom this must have been a significant blow.

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Second birthday at Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre

It has been two years since we started trading at Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre and alomost two months since we moved across the top floor to our new and larger space.

We are very happy to be a part of the thriving historic docks area and love the way that the docks complex continues to develop. The potential that we saw back in 2013 was the prime reason that we chose Gloucester over the other possible locations and we’re sure that we made the right decision.

We try and keep a wide range of items in stock at GQAC to suit a range of interests and pockets. There is always a good stock of books and things to hang on the wall. In amongst the current stock you will find some airline crockery, a selection of car badges, some collectables from ocean and cruise liners and some great advertising material from the fifties through to more recent days. Prices range from less than a fiver up to three figures. We add new stock every two or three weeks.

Our specialities are probably of more interest to blokes and if you are looking for mantiques there are other traders in the antiques centre; we have a railwayana specialist, another automobila display, a vintage toy space and an autographed sports memorabilia dealer to name a few. There are around 100 dealers trading across the three floors so there is something for everyone.

You also have the outlet centre, the waterways museum, a military museum and plenty of places to eat. With ample parking and the city centre a five minute walk away (the railway station is about fiftenn minutes walk) it makes a great place to spend a day out with the family. Why not make it a weekend? There is a good range of hotels to choose from and if you want to push the boat out come for a week and explore the Cotswolds, the Wye Valley and border country too, for they are all a short drive from Gloucester.

our new space at Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre @glosantiques

We have moved into our new space (unit 2.6)  and are now on the opposite side of the top floor overlooking the docks and Waterways Museum.

Chris Bayley Automobilia, who we used to share a space with, now have a cabinet more or less opposite our new space and into our old space has moved a seller specialising in sporting memorablila so there are plenty of Mantiques amongst all of the other 100 or so dealers who sell at GQAC.

Having more room has allowed us to get more stock in and we have a diverse range of car, bus, train, truck, plane, ship and horse related items at prices from around a fiver up to a few hundred quid. We try to top up stock every three weeks or so and are always on the lookout for new things. Pride of place this week goes to a standard lamp in the form of a Victorian street lamp complete with flickering gas light effect bulb.

It looks like a scorcher of a summer this year, but the docks and the river do bring a cool breeze and the antiques centre is air conditioned so come on out and spend the day in Gloucester docks and quays. loads to do and see, plenty of places to eat, lots of car parking and we are only about a ten to fifteen minute walk from the station.

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