Alfreton Indoor Market adds crafts and vintage attractions

Offering a shopping experience with a little extra - Alfreton Indoor Market, on Institute Lane, is set to become an exciting destination for craft hobbyists and vintage collectors.

The market has always been a popular choice with local shoppers who value its range of products and reputation for a great bargain, not to mention recent improvements to roof and doors which help provide a very comfortable constant temperature. And now new attractions will further enhance its popularity.

On the first Saturday of each month market visitors will be treated to a ‘Crafty Saturday’ selection of stalls selling crafts, home made gifts and locally produced items. This will be followed on the third Saturday of each month by a vintage table top area where they will be able to browse bric-a-brac, memorabilia and retro goodies.

All of the usual stalls will be open for business at the same time.

In addition to the usual 8:30am - 4:30pm opening times on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the indoor market will also now be opening on Wednesdays between 8:30am and 2:00pm.

The indoor market boasts an impressive retail offering, including:

  • butcher
  • green-grocer
  • baker
  • hairdresser
  • haberdashery
  • card-making accessories
  • cake-making accessories
  • gifts
  • candles
  • plants
  • ladies’ wear
  • eggs
  • holistic items
  • watch batteries & straps
  • gold purchasing
  • party goods
  • collectables
  • community fund stall
  • DVD’s, CD’s and gaming
  • posters
  • mobile phones

A clothes alterations business will shortly be joining the market team as well as a children's clothing stall

The market includes the Alfreton Market Café where refreshments can be enjoyed and customers can sit a while and take a break from their shopping in the new communal area adjacent to the cafe

In a bid to encourage even more traders into the market, the council is offering new traders the opportunity to apply for three free month rent reduction – subject to a six-month commitment. Traders wishing to expand and grow are also supported with rent incentives to encourage expansion.

Anyone considering opening a stall in the indoor market is encouraged to contact our Markets and Town Centre Officer, Vicki  England on 01773 520363 or

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 520363 or email