Many reasons to visit Campbell’s Store Gift Gallery at Morpeth.
Relive your history. Campbell’s Store is a two story stone and brick building built in 1835 by James Campbell. This store was, in its hey day, “The Place to Shop” in the Hunter Valley of NSW. Everyone from miles around traveled by steamship, horse and cart, walked or rode to shop at Campbell’s Store. James Campbell even minted his own money to be used by patrons.
Now, over 175 years later, nothing has changed! After falling into disrepair, Campbell’s Store has been restored to its original splendor. Adorning the original walls of Campbell’s Store you can retrace the history of Morpeth’s once bustling River Port and early township by viewing the wonderful Photographic Exhibition.
Shopping is a real experience at this multi-award winning destination. Wander at your leisure through fifteen individual speciality gift shops, where you can select from the work of many of Australia’s most talented craftspeople – all under one roof. Every state and territory in Australia is represented in the store as the owners travel around Australia in search of the best and bring it back. You’ll find investment original art, art prints, books and Teddy Bears, jewellery, handbags, skin care products, jams and candy. There’s honey and gourmet foods, toys, pretty beading and laces and a huge range of novelty teapots. You will also find many well known branded products and collectibles such as Akubra, Cherished Teddies, Spencer & Rutherford, Willow Tree, Lilliput Lane, Ashdene, Lladro.
You’ll Taste Traditional Ginger Beer just like Grandma used to make, brewed on the premises, in Morpeth Ginger Beer Factory. Using old fashioned equipment, watch as your cordial is brewed and stirred by hand, bottled just four at a time, labeled individually and packed into cartons ready to deliver to your door. Then taste the finished product. There are twelve flavours of cordial to choose from.
Campbell’s Store is open from Thursday – Sunday between 10am and 5pm. If you cannot get to the store, then take a tour through the Campbell’s Store Internet “Gift Gallery” right here on this site. Choose your gifts and we will mail them out to you.
Thankyou for visiting!