Huddersfield Open Market

Built in 1888, the handsome building next to Byram Street served as the town’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market until 1979. The use of iron and glass in its construction ensured a maximum amount of space and light. After closure the building was carefully restored and now houses the general (Mondays and Thursdays) and the second-hand market (Tuesdays and Saturdays).


Huddersfield Open Market

Brook St, Huddersfield HD1 1RY, UK

Atmospheric Sounds


The general markets are full of well-stocked stalls with everything you need from fabrics to fashion, hardware and household goods and the second-hand markets are an absolute delight for collectors, antique dealers and the avid bargain-hunters.

The acoustics of the Open Market’s striking iron and glass canopy help to carry the calls of the market vendors as they advertise their produce above the bustle of the shoppers. In the food court area you’ll hear the sound of cutlery clattering, meat sizzling and coffee machines hissing as they serve customers chatting with one another over lunch.

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