What is Antiques for Everyone?

Antiques for Everyone is the largest vetted antiques and interiors fair outside of London, bringing together more than 200 specialist dealers offering a huge variety of desirable and unusual items from antiquities to the modern day. The fair takes place tri-annually in Spring, Summer and Winter with each fair taking on the feel of the season and bringing new stock as well as retaining the same high quality and diverse dealers.

See dates of the upcoming fairs

What will be at the fair?

There really is something for everyone at the fair. Pieces range from 20th century designceramicsglassBritish and continental furniture, post-war art, to jewellerysilverdecorative collectablesart deco lamps and contemporary items.

The fair has always been popular for its range of Georgian and Victorian furniture and traditional art, but today is now a major source for high quality Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The addition of 20th century specialists in the past few years has added further diversity and encouraged a younger range of collectors and home designers.

The fair is also very popular with pottery, porcelain and glass collectors who can buy from no fewer than fifty specialists. More than twenty galleries participate, showing paintings that range from 16th century portraits to Victorian watercolours and the 20th century works of L.S.Lowry.

Exhibitors are divided into two distinct sections, allowing dealers from across the trade to participate, taking either room-set style (Section 1) or smaller booth displays (Section 2).

All items for sale are stringently vetted by a team of experts for quality, date and condition, giving buyers assurance in their choice. Find out more about vetting at the fair.

To see a selection of what will be available to buy see our Exhibitor Gallery

Interested in Interiors?

Whether you are looking for inspiration or to find the finishing touch for a room, you'll be sure to find the perfect pieces to create a personal blend of antique and modern in your homes.

We've teamed up with the British Institute of Interior Design and asked some of the country's top designers their advice on how to add antiques to your interiors.

For tips and specialist advice, see our feature: Meet the Designers

Interested in Collecting?

Exhibitors at Antiques for Everyone are knowledgeable, approachable and happy to help. Whether you're starting a new collection or adding to an already extensive one, you'll be sure to find something of interest.

Visit the Celebrity Talks area where BBC Antiques Roadshow experts Judith Miller and Will Farmer share their top tips on what’s hot and how to get started in collecting.

View Talks Programme

Where is the fair?

Held at the NEC in Birmingham, the hub of the UK’s transport links, the fair is within easy reach of those from the north, south, east and west and has consequently become a major assembly point for dealers, collectors, and interior designers.

Need help planning your trip? Find out how to get to the NEC

Quote from the Fair Director

"Antiques for Everyone has not only delivered tens of thousands of collectors in the past 30 years, but has become an integral part of the UK art and antiques market. Business worth many millions of pounds is achieved as we welcome collectors from all over the world. All kinds of rare and fabulous pieces have been discovered and purchased over the years and, as the dealers tell me, there is always something for everyone. The fair’s appeal is in the name!"

Mary Claire Boyd, Fair Director