About Us

At Hermitage Road Antiques, we have a wide range of items to suit everyone’s taste.

We showcase and sell Antiques, Collectables, Furniture, China, Glass, Porcelian, Gifts & much more — In a wide range, including Marine, Railway, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Vintage. Everything from Chronometers and Instruments, to Ship’s Bells and Cannons, plus the best ranges of wine glasses in the valley.

And if you’ve already found what you’re looking for, we also do repairs and restorations to bring your items back to life.

Marine antiques and Shipping Memorabilia, from engine room to bridge. Railway & engineering products, tools and more.

A large shop, over 8,000 square feet — Not quite packed to the rafters, but we’re getting there. At least 4,000 products for sale. From the Mid-18th Century to the late 1960’s, with a bit of Tat, bric-a-brac and second hand/recycled building materials thrown in.

We welcome questions & inquiries, so don’t hesitate to phone, email, or just come in and ask.

Singleton tourism called it “a great source of treasure”, and one no-nonsense local describes it as “a bloody great shed full of fantastic stuff”. We also guarantee this place is not just about Antiques and big bucks, you can have a good time in here and get change out of $50.00. So if you fancy a day out in the Hunter Valley; Drive in, park at the front door, and check us out. Just Looking? That’s fine, you’re welcome. As a matter of fact, it’s better than fine, and you’re more than welcome.

A history of collecting history.

Hermitage Road Antiques started life as an idea between Mark Meadows and Bottom of the Harbour Antiques in 1999. Meadows, with over 20 years experience in the tourist retail duty free industry — Ten of which were spent at sea on various passenger ships, working in and managing the shops onboard — went on to manage large duty free shops in Sydney, catering to the inbound tourist market. He managed shops at Sydney Airport, a large antique and furniture restoration business in Sydney, and set up his own small antique & jewellery shop in The Rocks in Sydney.

In 2000, he purchased 20 acres of land in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. With a good consignment of marine antiques ready to go, courteous of Bottom of the Harbour Antiques, Mark set about building the Shed. A working holiday to Jakarta, Alang in India, Gardani Beach in Pakistan, Aligaga in Turkey, purchasing various products from these ships breakers. In addition to marine antiques, vintage, restorables, collectables, general antiques, memorabilia, furniture, and industrial were brought into the mix — With the final point of difference being our workshop.

Meadows, a toolmaker by trade, with a passion for wood work, repair and restoration, spent a good 12 months in Sydney auction houses and various markets, purchasing all sorts of tools, machine tools, shop stock, and various assets that make up HRA’s Workshop.

The Shed and infrastructure were completed in 2002. Two years of serious merchandising later, and Hermitage Road Antiques opened to the public on Australia Day 2004.

Got questions? Want to know more?

Feel free to get in touch via email, phone — Or better yet, come visit the shed and see everything for yourself.

712 Hermitage Road
Pokolbin NSW 2320