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Arts Crafts & Gift Shops in Dorchester

Embrace your creative interests and explore the fine selection of arts, crafts & gift shops in Dorchester!

Dorchester is a fantastic place for creatives. Budding artists can generate inspiration from Brewery Square’s contemporary gallery Halo Fine Art. When you’ve got an idea to get out onto canvas, you’ll find all the supplies you need at Frank Herring & Sons – a staple of the high street for artists in Dorchester.

There are so many places to find gifts in Dorchester. Our town is filled with so many fantastic independent businesses which are ideal for present shopping. Whether it’s high end jewellery from Allum and Sidaway or a beautiful handmade gift from Kooky Bloom – you’re sure to discover something amazing from a short walk in Dorchester town.


Find your next favourite arts, crafts and gift shops below:

Allum & Sidaway

37 South Street Dorchester DT1 1DF – 01305 257900 View more

Allum & Sidaway is an award-winning jewellers in Dorchester. They design and supply beautiful pieces which are perfect for gifts, celebrations, or every day essentials. View their range of diamond engagement rings in Dorset, rings, necklaces, earrings, wrist wear and more.

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Belle Modelle

Belle Modelle supply brilliant women’s clothing, jewellery, beauty and well products from their modern Brewery Square shop. From starting as a small studio and show room, Leila has grown her independent business, moving the Brewery Square in 2018 and going from strength to strength since.

11 Brewery Square Dorchester Dorset DT1 1HX – 01305 267597 View more

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Box of Porcelain

High East Street Dorchester DT1 1HU – 01305 267110 View more

Dorchester’s premier pottery shop. They are authorised stockists of De Rosa Porcelain, Moorcroft Pottery, Dennis China Woks, Royal Crown Derby and more.

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CW Hats & Accessories Ltd

12 Antelope Walk Dorchester DT1 1BE – 07813 056366 View more

CW Hats and Accessories well a range of bespoke hats and fascinators for every occasion, as well as scarves in cashmere and silk, pashminas, clutch bags, cloth free masks and masquerade masks!

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Dorchester Jewellers

Cornhill Dorchester Dorchester DT1 1BA – 01305 262754 View more

Dorchester Jewellers specialised in new and preowned jewellery. However, they’re known just a much for their jewellery as they are for their excellent service. They have a jewellery workshop on-site, where they complete repairs, cleaning, alterations, restorations, gemstone supply and setting, re-modelling, bead and pearl restringing and hand engraving!

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Every Cloud

3 Napper’s Court Dorchester DT1 1EE – 01305 269731 View more

Every Cloud is a popular gift shop in Dorchester. They specialise in affordable, high quality handmade silver jewellery, contemporary crafts and unique gifts. Find them next to SpecSavers!

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Frank Herring & Sons

27 High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UP – 01305 264449 View more

Frank Herring & Sons have remained as one of the premier arts and crafts shops in Dorchester having operating for over 90 years on High West Street. Artists can find all the supplies they need here!

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Fudges Wool

17 Durngate Street Dorchester DT1 1JP – 01305 457790 View more

Fudges Wool is the place to go for yarn and haberdashery in Dorchester. They supply a range of patterns, gifts and tools, including knitting needles, accessories, cases and hooks. Since opening in 2016 they have gained a fantastic reputation for their range of products and excellent customer service.

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Gallery On The Square

9 Brewery Square Dorchester DT1 1HX – 01305 751234 View more

Gallery on the Square in Queen Mother Square, Poundbury is full of fantastic artwork, furniture, decor and gifts. They champion Dorset artists and only supply the highest quality, unique products – making them an excellent place to but presents in Dorchester.

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Goldcrest Jewellers

Hardye Arcade South Street Dorchester DT1 1BZ – 01305 269550 View more

Goldcrest have been on the high street in Dorchester for over 20 years. Whether you are looking for a meaningful birthday present, engagement, wedding ring or for any other occasion, Goldcrest is the place to go. They also provide repairs, restorations and create-your-own jewellery.

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Goulds Household Store

22 / 23 South Street Dorchester Dorchester DT1 1DA – 01305 217800 View more

Goulds have been bringing quality brands to Dorset since 1902. They supply a range of clothes and products for the home and garden. Brands include Barbour, Levi’s, Superdry, White Stuff, Chanel, Estée Lauder and hundreds more.

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Halo Fine Art

11 Pope Street Dorchester DT1 1GW View more

Halo Fine Art is a brilliant contemporary fine art gallery located in Pope Street, Dorchester. They supply a range of signed limited editions, originals and striking sculptures. This is the place to go for a gift or your home’s new statement piece.

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Loco Loves

12 Pope Street Brewery Square Dorchester DT1 1GA View more

Loco Loves is a fashion and lifestyle boutique situated in Pope Street, Dorchester. Since opening in 2017 they have built a glowing reputation for providing some of the best womenswear, jewellery and home accessories in Dorchester.

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Loving By Nature

27 London Road Dorchester Dorset DT1 1NF – 01305 267733 View more

Loving by Nature is a must visit shop for parents in Dorchester. They provide nappies, baby and nursing supplies, as well as sustainable children’s clothing and accessories.

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S&A Treasure Jewellery

14 Antelope Walk Dorchester DT1 1BE – 01305 457830 View more

Situated in Antelope Walk, S&A Jewellery buy, sell and repair all kinds of jewellery, including traditional styles and unique items. The family business has over 20 years of experience and a goldsmith onsite.


Seasalt Cornwall

9 Cornhill Dorchester DT1 1BA – 01305 257366 View more

Seasalt are one of Dorchester’s premier clothing shops. They make quality, sustainable clothing and accessories inspired by the landscape, culture and maritime heritage of Cornwall. The perfect place to treat yourself or find a beautiful gift for a friend, colleague or loved one.

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Steve Bane Fabrics

High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UW – 01305 250990 View more

Steve Bane Fabrics offers quality curtains, blinds, shutters and arming, as ell as fabrics, haberdashers, accessories and more. They have been well established across Dorcheste, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire for over 50 years! Steve Bane Fabrics is the place to go for curtains in Dorchester.

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The Works

1a South Street Dorchester Dorchester DT1 1BL – 01305 269314 View more

The Works’ goal is the inspired and empower their customers to read, learn, create and play. They supply a range of products including books, arts, crafts and hobbies, stationary, toys, games and more. Whether is supplies for crafts or children’s presents you’re looking for – The Works will likely have what you’re looking for!

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Wessex Photo

2A Cornhill Dorchester DT1 1BA – 01305 257117 View more

Wessex Photo is the place to go for photographers in Dorchester. They supply specialist photographic products, including used camera equipment, and offer printing and sales services, too. They stock top quality, household brands, eluding Canon, Panasonic, Puji, Sony, Sigma and Tamron.

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White Stuff

Cornhill Dorchester DT1 1BA – 01305 269586 View more

White Stuff is one of the most popular clothes shops in Dorchester, with a range of sustainable products for men, women and kids. It’s just one of the household, quality brands you can shop at in our fantastic town.

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Wise Owl Toys

Hardye Arcade Dorchester DT1 1BZ – 01305 266311 View more

Wise Owl Toys is a great place to buy children’s gifts in Dorchester. The family-run top shop in Dorchester has been in business for over 20 years. Today, they still pride themselves on customer service being their main priority and offering inspiring and fun toys which have an educational bias.

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