St Austell Market House

This old building is of great historical and architectural importance. In the middle ages it was customary for Markets and Fairs to be held in Churchyards, but in the reign of Edward III a Law was passed to prohibit such activities on Church premises and the Markets transferred to some adjacent site nearby.

The site upon which the Market House now stands was previously used as a Market Place and records show that in 1791 a small market building stood on the site.
 
It was totally inadequate for the needs of a growing market town and in 1842 an Act of Parliament was given Royal Assent by Queen Victoria to permit the people of St Austell to build a Market House and Town Hall on the site.

Makers Market

Makers Market here at the Market House, on the 2nd Saturday of each quarter - from 10am to 4pm.

Market House Ceramic Planters

The new ceramic planters complement the restored windows to the front elevation of the building

Gallery Wall Space for Hire

Prime position wall space available to hire in the Market House Coffee Shop and brand new foyer area

Pop Up Stall Rental Space - Available to hire

Prime position pop up rental Space available to hire in the recently refurbished foyer of the market house.

St Austell Market House Inclusive Access Statement

St Austell Market House CIC is committed to ensuring equal access and participation to all and are currently taking positive steps to explore how we can make reasonable adjustments to ensure inclusive access to the building.

Get in touch with our Events team

Now its even easier to stay in touch with our events team

Market House Museum is (closed for winter)

Have you heard? The museum has reopened again following a long closure, they're back

St Austell Market House on Facebook

The St Austell Market House is often described as the jewel in St Austell's crown, a marvellous old building dating from 1844. Restoration is badly needed and the Directors are, at present, working towards an application for up to £2 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the HLF require 10% of that to be funded locally and have therefore set up a "Friends Programme" to achieve this.

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