The Village Emporium
The Village Emporium
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A must-visit when in Chester - Pat and Angela welcome you to stop in to our eclectic gift shop which has over 60% local product, lots of souvenirs, jewellery and general giftware! Great prices and Awesome selection! What makes us a little bit different at the Emporium is that we rent spaces within our shop to over 20 local craftspeople so that you always have a great mixed selection of products made locally! Please visit our Facebook page - TheVillageEmporiumChester - to find lots of photos of new items as they arrive. We are open 7 days a week from mid-April to Christmas Eve. In the winter we still attempt to be open Thursday to Sunday if the weather will allow. We look forward to seeing you in the wonderful little village of Chester, Nova Scotia.
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Janie H
Montreal, Canada26 contributions
May 2022
I recently visited the Village Emporium in Chester After having breakfast at a wonderful Café next door called the Kiwi Cafe my daughter and I decided we wanted to get a few things so we popped into the store and we were pleasantly surprised to find the perfect summer hat, shirt and lots of other little fun items for our homes. We were also happy when we got to the cash to find that everything was very reasonably priced for a change and friendly service. I will definitely go back there next time I am in Chester!
Written June 5, 2022
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Dale H
2 contributions
Jun 2020
This is a great shop to go to for gifts on your list or personal shopping. Lovely selection for all ages.
Written July 6, 2020
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Darlene W
Halifax, Canada23 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Great place to find local treasures and trinkets. We visit here quite often when home in the area for a visit. Had busy weekend of yard sales and MayFest festivities.
Written November 30, 2019
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Glidr
Nanaimo, Canada480 contributions
Nov 2019
This shop has many separate rooms of fine crafted gifts including woven clothing items, toys, historical books of the area, etc. All appear to be fine quality and reasonably priced. Very much worth a visit and the best shop we saw in Chester.
Written November 25, 2019
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Thank you so much for enjoying our shop. We hope you return someday soon!
Written November 26, 2019
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debit7
Lindsay, Canada533 contributions
Aug 2019
These small historic towns always blow me away with their quaintness and charm. This one is certainly no exception. Our GPS meandered us through town along the waterfront, which was lovely and in a round about manner we ended up in the historic centre of town. The Village Emporium and Going Coastal Fine Art were two of the lovely shops available to browse in.
Written November 9, 2019
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We hope you return again some day!
Written November 10, 2019
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Darlene W
Halifax, Canada23 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Great place to find local treasures and trinkets. We visit here quite often when home in the area for a visit. Had busy weekend of yard sales and MayFest festivity’s.
Written May 7, 2019
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Jim B
Chester, Canada62 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
The Village Emporium has a very nice collection of gifts and souvenirs that suits the travelling and local people,have made many visits for nice gifts and books that represent the region.Great value for the money and knowledgeable staff with lots of experience in buying good items for their customers.
Written June 24, 2018
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Thank you Jim!
Written June 25, 2018
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Mishka01
Montreal, Canada1,116 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Lovely little shop with quite a few rooms to roam through. There are lots of locally made crafts which is wonderful. Also crafts made outside of Nova Scotia that are nice. The shop only opens at noon on Sundays. I’m glad I waited...
Written April 22, 2018
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Thank you Mishka!
Written June 25, 2018
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K.C.NovaScotia
Nova Scotia2,076 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
After lunch across the street at The Foc'sle restaurant, we wandered into The Village Emporium.

A little leery that we were walking into a 'tourist trap' with exorbitant prices,we were pleasantly surprised at not only the prices, but the quality and variety of merchandise!

Bracelets made in their workshop, a lot of locally made or made in Nova Scotia products tempted us to stay as long as we could, before leaving with our purchases.

We will be back!
Written October 26, 2017
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Thank you so much! We hope to see you return soon :-)
Written October 27, 2017
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SarjoOttawa
Stittsville, Canada85 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We spent time at the waterfront in Chester before heading back to the car. On the way back, we came across The Village Emporium and decided to stop in. It is a great shop and goes beyond the typical tourist store. It features the goods of local artisans and there were many displays to choose items from at a reasonable price. I bought a nice bag and a few toiletries. There is alot to see and I recommend this place for anyone who might be visiting the area.
Written September 21, 2015
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