Arts & Antiques in Bungay

Bungay is renowned for the wonderful array of shops, selling antiques, artefacts, curios and arts. The majority of these shops can be found in Earsham Street and Broad Street with lovely ideas for that extra special gift.

In addition there are also art galleries and a number of excellent artists live and work in the area - see below for more details.

Bungay, Suffolk
Every year Bungay holds an Antique Street Fair which involves dealers from all over the country selling from stalls in Earsham Street, which is closed to traffic. To book a stall contact John Pestell, telephone number is 01986 782464 or email

Antique Shops & Art Galleries

Cork Brick Antiques & Gallery

6 Earsham Street, Bungay,
Suffolk NR35 1AG

Tel: 01986 894873
Mob: 07768 070950

Gill and Ken Skipper have been in the antique and decorative living way of life for the last 20 years and have kept their finger on the pulse of ever changing fads and fashion. Their antique shop and gallery stand side by side in Earsham Street in Bungay.

Their shop holds a wonderful array of antique pine furniture, chairs, garden furniture and many unusual 'quirky' items. There is also a variety of tiles and mouldings.

The Gallery shows a lively selection of professional artists that live around the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

Cork Brick

Matthew Higham Antiques

3 Dukes Park, Park Farm, Earsham,
Nr Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2AQ

01986 896655

07831 466793

Matthew Higham Antiques has more than twenty years' experience of collecting, importing and restoring rare and interesting European and British pine and hardwood furniture. New handpicked pieces arrive at our warehouse every month where they are brought back to their former glory. Some items are painted to suit contemporary tastes. Although a visit to us is the best way to buy, we are able to e-mail you photographs of current stock to suit your requirements. Contact us at 

We also carry out restoration work or modifications on customers' existing pieces, provide furniture painting services, and run monthly one-day furniture painting workshops booked through Wilderness Stores - . The cost for the day is £75 including all materials and a home-cooked lunch, and you will leave with a piece of your furniture completely rejuvenated.

Matthew Higham Antiques


Murals of Make Believe

Tel: 01986 788446


Hand painted murals can inspire young minds through creative and educational imagery and murals in children's bedrooms have become very popular. Creating a mural in the child's bedroom, gives a sense of ownership as well as encouraging imaginative play and an awareness of art. Murals of Make believe can work to all scales and budgets, producing either simple wall murals to enhance a room - or a completely themed room with intricate detail.

Murals of Make Believe

Mark Goldsworthy

Woodcarver Artist

40 Wingfield Street, Bungay NR35 1EZ

Tel: 01986 896196

Mark is a versatile artist, well known for his woodcarvings and life sized wood sculptures, but also a skilled painter and sculptor.

Working throughout East Anglia (including commissions at Sandringham Estate), Mark has exhibited in galleries around the world.

His career began with the sale of paintings, drawings and prints and his first public sculpture was commissioned in 1991. Since then he has specialised in wood carving and, more recently Gypsy Caravans.

Carving by Mark Goldsworthy

Noelle Francis, Painter


Tel: 01986 895102

The sea and wild natural landscapes are my main interests. During the summer months I work and paint around my Norfolk garden and the East Anglian coast. During the winter I travel to find heat and colour in different parts of the world such as the rainforests of Borneo and South America and most recently my most inspiring ideas have come from coral reefs.

My work can be seen at Cork Brick Gallery, Bungay and the Harleston Gallery. Prices start at around £500 for a 61 x 91 cm painting in oils on canvas or board but smaller paintings are available at much lower prices.

Noelle Francis

Karen Leah, Painter


Tel: 01986 892599


Karen Leah is an artist working in Bungay. She mainly paints in watercolour and pastel but experiments with other mediums. Paintings of Bungay and Norwich are available to buy as mounted prints, cards and postcards. One of Karen's passions is old photographs, the older the better and she loves to restore them to their former glory and now offers this as a service. Cards and prints can be bought from Bungay Library, Wharton Street, Bungay, or ordered by phone (01986 892599) or e-mail

The Fleece by Karen Leah

clive davies pottery

Ramms Yard, 25 Earsham Street, Bungay, Suffolk. NR35 1AF

Tel: 01986 892685

Clive has been a potter for just over forty years. During that time he has shown his pots in many exhibitions in the UK and abroad. He works with fine textured stoneware clay that is fired in a gas kiln to a temperature of 1300c.

Jugs, bowls, plates and mugs of various sizes are produced and decorated with a variety of coloured patterns and are available to buy in his workshop. He will design & make fountains small or large to commission and other sculptural pieces.

Clive Davies

Other businesses


The Art of Michael Lees, Station Farm Barn, Ellingham, NR35 2EW ~ 08700 349909 (answer phone)

Friend Or Faux, 28 Earsham Street, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1AQ ~ 01986 896170