Antiques & Collectables
As Australia’s second oldest city, Newcastle has a vibrant history which is reflected in its
culture, architecture and love of antique stores.
In Newcastle and suburbs you will discover a delightful array of antiques stores. From the
unique, Antique Sounds on King Street which specialises in buying and selling records,
radios, and gramophones to the more traditional antiques stores along Maitland Road. Don’t
miss the Coliseum, a recently restored art deco antique emporium in Mayfield, a favourite for
its huge range of fine china and ceramics, as well as other collectables and curios.
For variety, Centenary Antique Centre is the place to shop as Newcastle’s largest antique
centre, with over 25 dealers under the one roof. Discerning collectors as well as fashionable
home decorators will find the centre a delight. With a wide selection of antique furniture, art,
ceramics, linen, toys, books and a huge variety of collectables from the 1780’s to the 1980’s.
There is also an eclectic mix of modern, designer and stunning antique jewellery.
A highlight of the Centenary Centre is the Vintage Grocery Store Museum, containing original
fixtures including old cedar counters, antique scales, vintage advertising signs as well as an
amazing selection of yesteryear stock such as Arnott’s biscuit tins, Chief floor polish, tobacco
tins and vintage medicinal aids. Harold Murray, the charming resident grocer, is in attendance
on the second and last Sunday of every month to entertain with his interesting stories of the old
corner store of days past. If you are feeling hungr,y grab a bite from the delectable café, which
serves authentic sourdough, gourmet pies & quiches, classic cakes & Peaberry's Organic
Mosey through the Newcastle Antique Centre & the Old Lolly Factory, Newcastle’s oldest
antique centre specialising in retro clothing and furniture and antique bric-a-brac. Located in the
west end of Newcastle this is a favourite with the locals.
Or try some antique treasure hunting at one of our local markets. Find something unique at the
retro-style Adamstown Markets, or grab a bargain from the flea markets in Islington. Visit the
community car-boot style Adamstown Lions Markets (8am – 1pm every Sunday) to discover
some great retro clothing, knick-knacks and unique gifts. On the last Sunday of the month
wander through the Islington Markets, where you are sure to pick up a bargain in the leafy
surrounds of Wickham Park.