Make a day trip to the Lincoln Antiques & Home Show

Spend your bank holiday having a rummage for antiques and vintage at Arthur Swallow's Lincoln fair

May's late bank holiday offers a plethora of antiques and vintage fairs to peruse. One of the best and biggest is Arthur Swallow's Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, a veritable goldmine for stalwart antiques collectors and passionate home makers.

As a visitor, the grand scale of the show may seem overwhelming at first but once you pick up a site plan and see the ordered layout you can really get stuck in to some top-notch treasure hunting.

The show comprises of a mix of marquee-lined avenues hosting beautifully displayed decorative antiques, eclectically laid-out casual pitches selling all manner of reclamation and salvage, large lorries overspilling with impressive industrial furniture and The Epic Centre, an indoor area dedicated to smaller collectables such as silver, glass, china and textiles.

The two-day show starts at 8am and ends at 5pm, so there is ample time to amass a healthy haul. With the addition of on-site parking and catering there’s no reason to leave the site until you’ve rummaged in every corner.

Don’t forget to go prepared with plenty of cash, a tape measure, a notebook for jotting down prices and pitch numbers, and a waterproof coat, just in case. If you’re searching for large objects then a trolley of some kind will really come in handy. Or a van if you really plan on buying big...

Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st May, 8am – 5pm, Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, LN2 2NA

ASFairs is offering a special advance ticket offer of £10 per person for Bank Holiday Monday. For more information, click here

Normal Monday entry costs £20 per person (permits entry on Monday & Tuesday). Entrance on Tuesday costs £5 per person. Tickets available on the door. Accompanied under 16s are admitted free and dogs are welcome.


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