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You need time to go round and be prepared for a rummage. There are some gems to be found. There... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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This Antique & retro shop has various rooms and dealer displays to see as you walk from the front... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
37-43 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AZ, England
+44 1507 524202
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

You need time to go round and be prepared for a rummage. There are some gems to be found. There are lots of rooms and dealers inside so lots of variety. Some rooms are quite cluttered.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ann-Juliette
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Visited today for the first time in months, O M G what has happened in there. Most of the dealers have moved out and the ones that are left all appear to be having a sale. 20% 25% 30% and even 50% off.... this gives...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This Antique & retro shop has various rooms and dealer displays to see as you walk from the front of the shop to the rear and then up to the first floor. We did notice this time that there seems to be more clutter so...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed February 24, 2018

If you have an hour or so to spare then the 'old co-op' is a wonderful place to visit and browse, but choose a dry day, if you want to make it a really enjoyable visit. 90% of the 'stuff' is tat, but lurking away...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

What a bad experience today, not only has it turned into a rubbish sofa store you can no longer walk around half of it. I’ve been coming for around 12 years but won’t bother again. The guy working there started to turn the lights off...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Stuart W
Reviewed August 30, 2017

The moment you step into Great Expectations, you're surrounded by collectibles, knick-knacks, treasures and items that make you say, 'We had one of those at home when I was growing up!' My son and I made a day of it in Horncastle, as there are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jo P
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Could spend more time wandering around but we only had an hour or so. Interesting mix of things and enjoyable to rummage through to find something to take away.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 693clives
Reviewed May 23, 2017

You can get lost in this shop. Well I could. It seems to have at least two staircases, or was I really disorientated? The largish store feels light and airy and features many little units where the objets of different traders are displayed. The person...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Yvonne840
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Picked up a leaflet while in Horncastle from one of the many antique and vintage shops in Horncastle that showed where they all are. This one is well worth visiting as it is a lot bigger than it looks from the front with rooms on...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We have visited Great Expectations a couple of times when we have stayed in Horncastle as we love looking around the antique and vintage shops. It was much easier this time to walk around and see everything as they seem to have organised things better....More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 2014Jandy
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