Have you ever wished Etsy existed offline? Do you want your Art and Craft not off the high street?

Then the Funky Aardvark shop is perfect for you. Here you can browse to your hearts content and touch and feel and see the wonderful pieces before you buy. Much better than buying online!

"Just what Chester has been waiting for..." Sarah Jones, August 2012
logoChester Shop Opening Times

Monday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm

Sunday - 10.30am to 4pm


Courses also run outside these hours.


Contact Us

51 & 61 Bridge Street Rows East

Chester CH1 1NW


01244 637565

01244 630202



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Funky Aardvark is the home of everything Arty and Crafty.

Here you will find the truly unique, the wonderful and the weird all under one roof. From jewellery to furniture and tea cups to Fine Art we have it all. Everything is made by individual artisans not big companies. Not only can you enjoy the pleasure of browsing in a comfortable environment but you can meet the makers too. Everyone who works in the shop makes one of our product lines and if there is a particular maker you would like to meet then you can find out when they will next be on duty. What better than the chance to find out how the products and artworks are created and where the inspiration comes from before you buy your unique items. Our range is constantly changing as most of the pieces are one of a kind so make sure you grab things when you see them as there may never be another one quite like it! Many of our makers are happy to work to commission from personalised posters to wedding bands you can get exactly what you need in consultation with the maker. Funky Aardvark is designed to support the local economy and generate opportunities for independent makers. If you know someone who would be interested in joining us there are more details here or come and visit the Aardvarks for a personal tour.

" Intriguing and imaginative shopping experience. A great place to find things you never knew you wanted" Sophia D., Chester, August 2013

"Amazing space, nice mix of Art. Well worth a visit." John, Wirral, September 2013