About Us

pannier market interior view

The largest niche retail area in the city, Truro Pannier Market is open from Monday to Saturday from 8am - 5pm.

Located on Lemon Quay, the indoor market has four easy access entrances, one on each side of the building (Lemon Quay, Green Street, Tinner's Court and Tinner's Court leading to Prince's Street).

We are a dog-friendly establishment for both Guide Dogs and well-behaved dogs/responsible owners, why not treat them to the fantastic range of food and accessories on offer at Ki and Kath Pet Supplies.

Many of our independent traders offer locally sourced goods and handcrafted items, which helps support the local community and economy. Our traders are all unique to one another, so shopping within the Pannier Market offers a wide variety of stalls including gifts, photo processing, haberdashery, toys, electrical goods, barbers, framing service, shoe repairs, key cutting, music store, towels and net curtains with seamstress service and a professional hair replacement/wigs stall with many more besides!  When you've shopped out, take the weight off your feet with a coffee at Fodders Espresso bar or treat yourself to lunch from The Filling Station or Martin's Bakery.

The Market building has a colourful history, having been in existence since before the second world war as a workshop and garage. During the war, the HTP workshop used to construct and repair Spitfire wings, before becoming HTP Motors Ltd. We are always interested to see old HTP photographs from customers and welcome copies via email to vitalbirch@yahoo.co.uk.  It was first used as a market over 30 years ago. Traders who remember those days tell us that there were no doors at the front, just concertina gates. The building was open to all the elements so traders had to dress in several layers with gloves, hats and scarves just to stay warm in the cold weather. Shoppers had to be made of stern stuff back then! Over the years the Pannier Market has developed into the covered shopping area it is now.

 

 

Details on our traders and information on their stalls can be found the Home page. If you are interested in becoming a trader, complete the form on the Stall Enquiries tab.