St Nick’s pop-up museum opens

St Nick’s pop-up museum opens

The Market Story Shop opens today (6 June) in St Nick’s Covered Market.

6 June 2022

Bristol’s famous St Nick’s Market will open its doors to a new museum to showcase some of the market’s rich history.

From its early beginnings to the present mix of gifts, fashion and food, the market’s Story Shop museum includes memories of the flower market, the fruit market and music nights at The Exchange.

Visitors will have the opportunity to get involved in activities including printing workshops and guided tours to help paint a picture of the changes and life at the market over the last 280 years.

To help build on the collection, working in collaboration with visitors, the museum is inviting people to come along and share their own experiences and memories of the market to add to the display.

Established in 1743, St Nick’s is now home to the largest collection of independent retailers in Bristol. The historic indoor and outdoor markets house over 60 stalls, selling a range of unique gifts, quality crafts, clothing and fashion, accessories, books, records and food.

Councillor Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for Finance, Governance and Performance, said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate the rich and vibrant history of St Nick’s market. The new museum is a window into the past reflecting the continued success of Bristol’s much-loved market in the present.

“St Nick’s is a great place for all the family. There’s something there for everyone whether you want to shop, eat and drink or just soak up the atmosphere and enjoy its history.”

The museum will be located opposite Treasure Island Sweets within the Covered Market, open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 11am to 4pm.

Further information will be shared on the St Nicholas Markets website, @stnicksmarket on Instagram, @stnicksmarket on Twitter and @stnicholasmarket on Facebook.

Located just off Corn Street, in the heart of the Old City, St Nick’s Market is a great place to shop, eat and drink or just soak up the atmosphere. Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm, St Nick’s Market has something for everyone.

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