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The weekend we went, they had demonstrations of butter churning, and wool spinning, and they also gave out samples of the delicious honey they make on site.
Even if they don't have a special weekend like this when you visit, there is a free (donations...More
Many beautiful items donated then cleaned and restored by staff. It was displayed like a museum and history of several pieces were explained with great patience to my children. There is a lot of china and glass so children must be very carefully supervised unless...More
All the stuff they get is donated by local people and is sold at retail prices to fund their missionary outings. So expect to pay full retail price for used items. You are not allowed to take pictures or videos there. It feels very secretive...More
For 50 years, the Madonna House had been converting donated goods to cash which is used for charitable purposes. They have a very good website which explains their mission and history.
Even if you are not interested in buying anything, take time to view the...More
I'm not even religious but I love this place and staff. As a cottage owner I have never missed visiting at least once a year for forty years. The museum, gift store and the bookstore are well worth the visit. This is all within a...More
Recently, I visited the gift shop after taking a tour of Madonna House. The staff were very friendly to me. They are happy to talk about their life. There are usually two tours per day where they tell you the story of Baroness Catherine de...More
We were delighted to see the gift shop we visited 30 years ago was still in business. There are gently used items and new items and it is still an interesting place to stop and browse. You just can't help yourself, and end up leaving...More
Madonna House has been in Combermere for at least 50 years. The Gift shop has a variety of buildings & an Art Gallery. It has a wonderful selection of new and used items, art and antiques. It is an adventure in of itself! Catholic gifts...More
The particularity of this place makes it a little different from some other second hand stores, but generally speaking the clothes and other items here are the same as what you would expect to find in similar stores. There might be an occasional find of...More