Your Guide to the Shops & Gifts in Richmond Tasmania

One of the most relaxing ways to spend an afternoon is strolling along Bridge Street and viewing the various shops in Richmond Tasmania. There’s a variety of small, niche stores with locally made goods or rare items which you wouldn’t see that often. I hope this extensive list of galleries, antique, craft, gift and food shops will help you enjoy your visit!

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Saddler’s Court Gallery

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Located in the heart of the village, in a beautiful old colonial property is Saddler’s Court. Inside you’ll be able to enjoy the works of more than 100 Tasmanian artists and craftspeople, including ceramics, Tasmanian timber furniture and artwork, glass, jewellery, metal, paintings and prints.

Standout pieces include Dana Frey’s calming paintings of water, with subtle and careful use of colours and light. Steve Howie’s photos of local Tasmanian streetscapes are fascinating to see and make a classy souvenir from your travels. Tim Clarkson’s nature-inspired porcelain origami sculptures will impress you with their simplicity, sharp lines and take you on a journey to your childhood. You also can’t go past Mark Knight’s Pottery, with unique ranges of mugs, dinner sets and tea pots which would suit all homes from the colonial cottages to the modern and contemporary.

Address: 48 Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Peppercorn Gallery

You’ll notice Peppercorn Gallery while walking on your way to the Richmond Bridge. It’s situated on Bridge Street in Mill Cottage, a beautiful historic property from 1850. Mill Cottage has been used as for dressmaking, a piano school and a tearoom. In 1983 it became one of the longest running shops in Richmond.

Peppercorn Gallery displays the work of over 50 Tasmanian artists and artisans. You’ll see a variety of acrylic, watercolour and mixed media paintings. Handmade timber woodcraft and leatherwork using locally sourced materials. There are also some not so common items such as lead lighting, glasswork, indigenous art and local photography.

In Tasmanian galleries you’ll notice the art is produced in low numbers by caring, passionate artists who are inspired and influenced by the local landscape. One example is the paintings by Claire Hanson, who draws inspiration from the apple farms she grew up on. Another is the paintings of Maureen Innes, who paints beautiful paintings of flowers while not lecturing at the local university.

Address: 58 Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: Open every day
Summer: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Winter: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Antique Shops of Richmond

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Warwick Oakman Antiques

This place is for serious antique furniture enthusiasts or those looking for something of the highest quality for their home. There are many early 1800’s Regency Period pieces in great condition. At the time of writing these included a print cabinet c1820, an elbow chair c1815 and mahogany library bookcase c1810.

There are also pieces from the 1700’s, which are hard to find in Australia. At the time of writing these include a Queen Anne Period longcase clock c1710 and a George II period secretaire cabinet c1735.

Address: 30 Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: Wednesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Walker and Walker

Here you’ll see a collection of antiques and rare collectable items. Furniture at the time of writing includes a Chinese secretaire cabinet from 1840, and an antique tilt-top table. Rare items include ivory collections and whale bones.

Address: 19 Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm every day.

Walter and Co

Walter and Co is a true antiques and collectors bazaar. Their collection of 18th to 20th century paintings is truly extensive. This includes rare pieces from Japan, Russia, Scotland, Netherlands, as well as local Tasmanian art.

There’s stunning Tasmanian antique Huon Pine furniture, which at the time of writing included a bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and mirror. The rich colour and aroma of Huon Pine makes it highly sought after globally.

There are also rare silver, porcelain, plates, vases and antique furniture from all over the world.

Address: 17A Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday 10:00am – 4:30pm, Saturday 12:00 – 4:30pm

Craft & Gift Shops

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Lafayette on Bridge

As you enter Richmond from the city end of the village, you’ll notice a very grand looking building with large glass windows on the corner of Bridge and Henry Streets. This is Lafayette on Bridge.

On the ground floor you’ll find numerous crafts, gifts and mementos of your trip to Richmond. On the top floor is something exciting and not that common – a year round Christmas shop. This isn’t tinsel and wrapping paper, its genuine classy ornaments. Those who take pride in their home and seek classy ways to enhance it will love this shop.

Address: 36-38 Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm every day

The WoodCraft Shop

Inhale deeply when you walk into this shop – the scent of Tasmanian timber is beautiful! Local Richmond artists have crafted beautiful timbers such as Huon Pine, Blackwood, Myrtle and Sassafras into rich textures bowls, boards, utensils, tableware, clocks, toys and ornaments. These make stunning centre pieces in old fashioned and contemporary homes.

Address: 23 Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm every day

Richmond Bridge Soaps

If you’re feeling a bit sweaty after a long day of site seeing, pick up some supplies from Richmond Bridge Soaps. These are no ordinary soaps – grab a bar of soap made from wine, beer or coffee. Lie back in the bath and relax with some candles, bath salts and a face mask. Pick up a few extra, they make great gifts.

Address: 64 Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: Thursday, Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

The Puzzle People

This shop is fantastic if you have young children or need to find a gift for one. Their specialty is pegged puzzles, in stunning bright colours. These are also educational, teaching young children valuable skills. You’ll also find traditional style jigsaw puzzles, including floor size (60cm X 90cm) which will keep your children occupied for hours, if not days.

Address: 2/2 Edward Street Richmond
Open Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 4:30pm, Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Coal Valley Clothing Co.

Richmond can get a little cold during winter, if you need an extra jacket or some good walking boots this is the place to visit. You’ll find popular country-style brands such as RM Williams and thick duck-down jackets. There’s woollen scarves and socks and for when the sun comes out there are traditional Aussie Akubra wide brim hats. When you walk out of this shop people will mistake you for a local!

Address: 25 Bridge Street Richmond

Red Tree Design

This lovely shop has something for gift shoppers to discerning antique collectors.

Period antique furniture, bric-a-brac and vintage items, you’ll never know what you may find. Well worth a look while you’re walking to the bridge.

Address: 41A Bridge St, Richmond
Open Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm every day except Tuesday

Gourmet Food, Wine, Craft Beer & Cider

Sweets and Treats

Sweets and Treats is almost as famous as the Richmond Bridge! I kid you not! If you don’t visit this shop you’ll regret it and your friends won’t let you forget it. There are never ending jars of boiled sweets, old English style milk bar treats, chocolates, ice creams and milkshakes. It’ll take you back to your childhood!

Address: 50 Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Chocolate Trading Co.

The chocolatiers here have just been awarded chocolate champion of the Hobart Fine Food Awards for the second year in a row! So as you can expect, these mouthwatering delights are in high demand. Try the salted caramel, the Knocklofty Penn Gin ganache or the freeze-dried strawberries with a white or dark chocolate coating. There are also vegan and gluten free options, so nobody gets left out!

Address: 37a Bridge Street
Open Hours: 10:00am – 4:30pm every day except Tuesday

Coal Valley Creamery

In the same building as the Chocolate Trading Co, sweet-tooth’s will find another award winning retailer. Coal Valley Creamery has an amazing variety of ice cream, gelato and sorbet. Try the After Dinner Mint Gelato which was awarded champion ice ice-cream or the second place winning blackberry sorbet. Other popular flavours include Nutella, pistachio, and passionfruit.

Address: 37a Bridge Street
Open Hours: 10:00am – 4:30pm every day except Tuesday

Richmond Tasting House

Tasmania has an abundance of small-scale gourmet food ranges which utilise the fine ingredients we are fortunate enough to have access to. Sample and take home your favourite jam, chutney, sauces, olives, oils, chocolate or fudge.

Tasmania is also home to boutique whisky, liqueurs, vodka, gin, wine and beer.

Gift hampers are available with your own choice of products – these make a great Christmas present.

Address: 4/50 Bridge Street Richmond
Open Hours: 10:00am – 4:30pm every day

The Wicked Cheese Co.

Drop in on your drive to or from Richmond, do a tasting and see what all the fuss is about! Head Cheese Maker Ashley McCoy has years of experience in France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Ashley and his cheese makers have an extensive range of award winning hard and soft cheeses. The Triple Cream Brie won the gold medal at the 2016 Hobart Fine Food awards, the Clothbound Cheddar won silver in 2016, so did the Relatively Blue and the Waxed Blue.

This cheese isn’t a mass produced supermarket product, it’s hormone free and uses chemical-free milk from grass fed cows. After trying these delicacies, you’ll be loading them up into your car!

Address: 1238 Richmond Road Richmond
Open Hours: 10:00am – 4:30pm every day

Find out what other sites there are to see in the guide – things to do in Richmond