Hendley Market - GALVESTON.COM

Updated: Oct 13, 2019

Hendley Market, located in the historic Strand district, has been in business for over 25 years. Items available are antique medical instruments, antique books, Victorian era items, and retablos from Mexico. They also carry a selection of over 200 nativities and santons.

According to The Houston Chronicle: Shoppers at Hendley Market on Galveston's historic Strand often are entralled by the sheer novelty of what they find at this emporium and even above it - sometimes a three-legged kitty crawls out onto the skylight of the 1855 building and catnaps on the glass high above customers' heads.

Inventory here is as eclectic as the planet, a mesmerizing mesh of fine and fun, antiques, ethnic, kitsch and just plain strange. There are antique beaded bags, Victorian jewelry and medical instruments such as a circa 1790's thumb lancet and a midwife's umbilical-cord clamp shaped like a stork. They're what manager Cheryl Jenkines calls "oddments" - tiny lotus slippers that once adorned Chinese women's bound feet, as well as leech jars and glass eyes. Kids can pore over baskets of novelties, toys, and assorted critters - most under $1 - from around the world while Mom checks out fragrant sliced soap, vintage textiles, ornaments and nativities, Santon figures from Provence, sari scarves from India, retablos from Mexico .

Hendley Market. Where "Bare feet and dogs are welcome; food, drinks and smoking are advised against."

Hours of Operation Thursday thru Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.

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