The Mugwump


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The Mugwump

Durham's unique boutique The Mugwump was founded in 1966 by two art school graduates aimed at creating a shop full of treasures and unusual things. Since then it has not changed a lot and the philosophy has remained basically the same: finding exclusive clothes, accessories and perfect gift ideas or homeware.


Despite its compactness, Durham offers a wide range of shopping options amongst the intimate lanes and atmospheric narrow streets, much of which is closed to traffic making for a pleasant and relaxed experience. Its Victorian Market, monthly Farmer’s Market add additional colour and life on selected days throughout the week while The Prince Bishop’s Centre and Gates’ Centre offer all the high street and designer brands one could wish for. Unique to the city is the Fowler’s Yards, where artists and craftspeople create and sell their specialities such as glass, metal and textile work. There is even a micro brewery.