This large vintage complex is situated just off the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Dromana and is perfect to break up the long drive to or from the southern beaches.
The Factory Antique Market is run by George Amanatidis, former manager of Mornington Antique Centre, and he leases space to more than a dozen small traders. George’s well-honed collectors eye, and the diverse interests of multiple dealers, means there is something for most tastes here. Stock ranges from old shed tools and machinery to furniture, retro homewares, kitchenalia, books, records and rustic country wares.
Bargain hunting fashionistas will have fun with a bright collection of vintage clothing and accessories. Stylists and decorators will find props or furniture from a wide range of eras. And experienced collectors or dealers will covet some of George’s rarest finds.
The Factory is not on the popular Tyabb vintage trail and doesn’t do a lot of advertising so you may find it’s less picked over than other markets in the area. It’s slightly more chaotic and less styled than city markets and offers a long rummage over two double storey buildings. Allow plenty of time to see it properly.
Like all multi dealer markets half the fun at The Factory is in the diversity of stock. It’s open all week which is brilliant for holiday makers or city design scouts, and if you poke around thoroughly you’re bound to find some unusual treasures to take home.