We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Jacob's Antique Market

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: West Canal Wharf, Cardiff CF10 5DB, Wales
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Description:

Located at the heart of Cardiff city centre, just a stones throw away from...

Located at the heart of Cardiff city centre, just a stones throw away from the central train station. Four floors of countless collectables, you can loose yourself in second-hand books, vintage clothing, furniture, records, army surplus, comics, Retro goodies, and so much more! If that all gets a bit too much, located a the top of the building we have the West Wharf Gallery, displaying contemporary art all year round, and providing a great location for anyone looking to host their own event in very special location.If that all gets a bit too much, you can always pop to the our "Off The Rails Café" and get a hearty breakfast. Or why not enjoy afternoon tea looking out over Cardiff on our very own roof garden and conservatory.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
love it

This is an amazing place for anyone who loves antiques, art or all round quirkiness. It is a little cramped as there is antiques absolutely EVERYWHERE. I could easily spend hours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 April 2016
mstrong2016
,
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 27: English reviews
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads crammed into 3 floors but disappointed at the layout of the majority of stalls which looked more like a jumble sale than a fine antiques emporium! Nice part of the City to start exploring Cardiff and close to Central station.

Helpful?
Thank Nigel W
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was my second trip to Jacob's and it was just as I remembered. Lovely friendly staff, an abundance of antiques, lots of stalls selling all manner of curiosities and ALWAYS something to buy! There are lots of taxidermy animals and dolls and bits of furniture and books and jewellery.......some of the stalls are a bit grubby and cobwebby but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bianca L
Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were looking forward to browsing around all the briabrac and antiques in Jacobs after reading their leaflet. The groung floor looked promising, with a mish mash of antique furniture, more vintage items, stuffed animals and curios. Second and third floors were more china, toys and odds and ends, not all antique some modern tat there too. No price tickets... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Dee201671
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
147 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Jacobs is 3 floors Militaria clothing shoes pottery old furniture and bits and pieces picked over and over leaving v little to find of excitement unless you've got hankering for the title. Antiques in my opinion it's not

Helpful?
1 Thank Gordon M
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit Jacobs Market today, having travelled a fair distance from the Midlands to do so. What a massive let down. We parked In their car park and went in. Spent a good hour looking over all the stalls. However on leaving we found our car blocked in and a note under the windscreen wiper with a mobile number... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank pterryshort
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is an amazing place for anyone who loves antiques, art or all round quirkiness. It is a little cramped as there is antiques absolutely EVERYWHERE. I could easily spend hours just mooching, it's also a great place if you have some time to waste because an hour in there really doesn't feel like one.

Helpful?
Thank mstrong2016
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Visited on 6 April 2016, Poor signage meant we got blocked in by rusty old Volvo until we paid £5 for release (poor faded signage), the building was old and in desperate need of refurbishment, The stalls are many and most are dusty and unkempt with thread bare tat and stuffed beasts from Victorian times but in very poor condition.... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank David G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

If you like antiques, quirky stuff, comics and a good old dose of nostalgia then don't miss out on Jacob's! There is great variety in here across a number of floors from bizarre stuffed animals, beautiful pieces of furniture, old cameras, clothes, toys, military stuff and so on. Even if you don't feel like buying anything, it is a great... More 

Helpful?
Thank Natasha H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

I visited this market today and thought it was absolutely beautiful with lots of lovely antiques to look through. I am a student from a local university and was told to come here to look around and take some photographs for my course. As I went around I did ask if it was okay to take photos and nobody minded.... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank ashwood20
Michael C, Manager at Jacob's Antique Market, responded to this review

Hi there, I can only apology about the experience you've had here last week and I hope it hasn't deterred you from coming again in the future. As you were made aware, most of the people in the market have no problem with photographs being taken. More often than not we encourage it! However, as every area is managed and... More 

Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Been going for years took my daughter a few moths back she had a wale of a time looking at the stuffed animals on the ground floor and the mineral selection on the 1st floor army navy an random show next to the comic shop on the first floor

Helpful?
Thank bob212015

Travellers who viewed Jacob's Antique Market also viewed

 
Cardiff, Southern Wales
Cardiff, Southern Wales
 

Been to Jacob's Antique Market? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jacob's Antique Market and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Jacob's Antique Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?