Statement on Coronavirus

In order to safeguard the health of all those associated with the Merchant's House our House and Garden, Gift Shop and Museum are now closed, and all our events and guided tours have been postponed. This will be kept under constant review, and we will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so. We all very much look forward to the time when The Merchant's House is once again vibrant and bustling with activity.

For further details see our News page.  There is also an update from the Chair of The Merchant's Trust in our Spring 2020 Newsletter.


The Shop

The Merchant's House shop was originally set up in the front room of the house to raise funds for the restoration of the building.  Over the years it has become a larger enterprise spreading into the "back room" previously called the Exhibition room. 

During the months of November and December when the house is closed to members of the public, the panelled room is taken over by the shop to include a Christmas room full of decorations and more gifts. 

Presents for Everyone!

The aim of the shop is to provide presents for everyone.  The stock is extremely varied from Emma Bridgewater pottery, William Yeoward glass, LSA, Jellycat toys, Glover and Smith (Wiltshire pewter company), L'Occitane, Branche D'Olives toiletries, English soaps, cotton nightdresses by Lunn Antiques, greetings cards and so much more from babies' gifts to something for Grandma!

The shop has a small management team but relies on Volunteers to work behind the counter enabling all the profits to fund the ongoing project of the house.

Opening hours: Normally Monday - Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm but closed at the moment due to the Coronavirus


Telephone: 01672 511690

The Shop has its own web site at


merchants house the shop
merchants house the shop pottery