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Ipswich Antique Centre

86 East St, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
+61 7 3281 2330
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Looking forward to visiting but disappointed - antiques/collectables very overpriced, no vibe at... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
A7123HUTraveller
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Gold Coast, Australia
You can get lost in here for hours. Great place to get in out of the extremes of the weather.

You can wander around at your leisure and relive (or get a peek into) times gone by. Various... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Wendy A
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Brisbane, Australia
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Ipswich Antique Centre is located in the beautifully restored 1895 Heritage listed Congregational Sunday School Hall at 86 East Street in the Hospital precinct.At the time of its construction, it was the largest building of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.Being fully air-conditioned and having a large car park,it is a delight to visit and browse and buy from the 20 dealers who display their wares, all of which are for sale. Being the largest Antique Centre in Regional Queensland,there is a large and varied range of antiques, collectables, bric a brac, jewellery, vintage clothing etc. Only 30 minutes from Brisbane, and easily accessible to western and southern destinations.The motto of Ipswich Antique Centre is 'City Antiques at Country Prices'.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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86 East St, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
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+61 7 3281 2330
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Looking forward to visiting but disappointed - antiques/collectables very overpriced, no vibe at all, and empty when we visited - definitely it needs some new stall holders and a bit of a jazz up! A more jumble sale type shop underneath, and a place to...More

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Heather M, Owner at Ipswich Antique Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your review, and sorry you were disappointed. Not sure what you mean by 'no vibe' - perhaps you did not like our music selection! Also cannot understand 'empty' unless you did not find all of our rooms and stock. Perhaps you did...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

You can wander around at your leisure and relive (or get a peek into) times gone by. Various levels, and different sections, that you may find many hidden treasures.More

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Heather M, Owner at Ipswich Antique Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for your 5* review. Yes, customers do appreciate our air-conditioned comfort, free on-site car park, and the fact they can browse at leisure amongst the more than 10,000 items always in stock, without being hassled! Of course, the 1895 Heritage building in which...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Ipswich Antique Centre is in centre of Ipswich just across from the hospital. It is in a beautiful historic church. There are many stalls to browse in with some quirky mid century material. It is clean and well laid out. The staff were particularly...More

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Heather M, Owner at Ipswich Antique Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review of Ipswich Antique Centre. We strive to make the experience a great one for all our wonderful customers. Our dealers endeavour to obtain interesting antiques and collectable to display for sale. It is wonderful to have our knowledge and helpfulness...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is the greatest, most informative antique store I have ever been to and I'm a professional Antiquer. Definitely check this out in Ipswich if you get a chance it's in a beautiful old church and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Great furniture,...More

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Heather M, Owner at Ipswich Antique Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Many thanks for your kind comments regarding your day at Ipswich Antique Centre. We love our Heritage listed building and our wonderful customers who appreciate the quality and range of goods on display from our professional dealers. Our clothing dealer had just reduced her winter...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The staff here are very helpful and knowledgeable, the prices 30% below Brisbane prices and the quality and consistency of material much better. Bought 2 pieces of furniture, exactly what we wanted, at very good prices, with no fuss.More

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Heather M, Owner at Ipswich Antique Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. Ipswich Antique Centre is renowned for the quality and competitive prices of its stock. We strive to assist customers, and are very warmed when this is appreciated by people such as yourself! This truly makes it all worthwhile. Please...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent range of furniture and accessories and a huge range of high quality vintage clothing, located in a magnificent heritage building in central Ipswich. The striking qualities about this place are the friendly and welcoming owners, and the attention to detail and high level of...More

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Heather M, Owner at Ipswich Antique Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We pride ourselves on the quality and prices of the stock provided by our dealers at Ipswich Antique Centre and endeavour to provide friendly, respectful service at all times. It is so pleasing to be given a...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful antique centre, went here thinking it was a museum, was ecstatic when I saw everything was for sale! Will definitely be returning to get some more stuffMore

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Heather M, Owner at Ipswich Antique Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review, Cassie. Ipswich Antique Centre is often initially thought to be a museum, and people are very happy, like yourself, when they realize all the fabulous, interesting, and quirky items are available for purchase! Of course, the Heritage listed building...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Wandered around without any hassle, but staff were very helpful when needed. A great variety of well priced antiques and retro wares.More

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Heather M, Owner at Ipswich Antique Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. Ipswich Antique Centre is known for well priced stock, and non-pushy sales people who endeavour to assist where at all possible. Yes, we think the building is quite magnificent, being Heritage listed and built in 1895! At the time...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went with Son and his Wife. We soon split into the areas that is a great idea... couple of rooms that are great value

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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

The place was very quiet & with a no sales push from staff we were free to wander & explore. It is great even if you are not interested in purchasing as it is a step back in time.

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Jamie D
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10.00am-5.00pm Thursday to Monday. (Closed Tuesday/Wednesday). Some Public Holidays we are closed.
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