James Street runs parallel to the railway tracks and the shops along here are most popular at the weekends, which means unlike most of W.A. the shops stay open 7 days a week. James Street is known as the antique strip. There are many fascinating stores with old books, unique crafts or wares from overseas as well as from days gone by. There are also cafes and a bakery.
These are a small group of stores within the historic 1869 WM Padbury Colonial Stores building. The building once housed a large popular general store. Today there is a café and several gift stores which specialize in art and craft. Above the stores is the Spring in the Valley art collection which is on display to the public at the weekends
21 potters work in the Guildford area and many of them have displayed their works in private collections around the world. The gallery was established to provide a business opportunity for the graduates of an Arts Diploma and they displays a large range of both functional and non-functional ceramic ware. You can see some of the potters at work most of the time.
Open Mon – Fri 9.30am – 3.00pm, public holidays and weekends 9.30am – 4.00pm.