Six quirky rooms in a listed building offer something for everyone. The Mugwump began life in 1966 with 2 art school graduates who wanted to create a shop full of unique things and is now one of the North's most established boutiques. Today we still have a passion for finding the most gorgeous and unusual things, from the prettiest clothes or the perfect present, to useful and beautiful things for you or your home.

Upstairs the original dressing-up room is full of women's clothing including Nougat, Sandwich and Avoca, alongside fabulous ball-gowns, knitwear, scarves and bags, surrounded by a sparkling array of jewellery.

The ground floor is packed with things to keep and give. Contemporary glassware and ceramics, gorgeous mugs, cushions or Spaceform keepsakes. For the bathroom, fragrances, soaps and lotions by Crabtree & Evelyn and Neal's Yard scented candles. Gifts include Steiff teddy bears, baby gifts, soft toys, knitted fairy cakes and beautiful cards.

The basement studio contains Italian design and print, Alessi home products, modern photo frames and albums, striking local photography and more superb cards.

Opening Times


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


11:00 - 16:00


Find us

37 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU

0191 386 1282