Dorchester Market is one of Dorset’s biggest and best markets!
Founded in 1860 by Thomas Ensor, Dorchester Market boasts history and charm. The market has played an integral role within Dorset’s county town for generations and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
With a large indoor market and an outside undercover section, you will find a wide range of products come rain or shine every Wednesday. The market opens at 8am and closes at 1pm, perfect for some shopping followed by a spot of lunch at one of Dorchester fine eateries.
Dorchester Market sees over 200 traders attend regularly selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, quality meats, clothes, plants and hot food.
The market can be found opposite the new Brewery Square development and only a short walk from the town centre, allowing you to enjoy all of Dorchester’s shopping opportunities.
The market is well-supported by public transport. A bus stop can be found at the market entrance, with many of the local routes bringing shoppers directly to the market at regular intervals throughout market day.
Sundays see the market transformed into one of the area’s largest car boot and table-top sales. A favourite with locals and visitors alike, it provides a great opportunity to grab some bargains. Visitors to the boot sale are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.