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 The Violin Shop

H. George & Son

Restorers, Repairers & Dealers in
Violins, Violas, 'Cellos, Double-basses and Bows
Valuations, Bow Rehairs & Repairs,
Strings and Accessories.


The Violin Shop is situated in Blackpool, the Lancashire, North West England resort. We are located on the first floor of an Edwardian bank building overlooking the principal square, and, beyond, the promenade and the north pier. Maybe not the obvious place to find a shop specialising in the repair, restoration and dealing of violins, but the business was founded here back in 1975 and has been nowhere else.

People often travel from all over the country and abroad to visit our premises and apart from the showroom and workshops, there are two small trying rooms where you will be able to spend as long as you need trying various instruments, with help and advice available if needed.

The Violin Shop was started by the ex-Hallé violinist Harry George and the business is now run by Kevin, his son and Kathy, Kevin's wife. The chief violin repairer has also been with the business nearly from the start, but the chief bow rehairer and the specialist in retouching varnish, Kevin's sister Karen, have been here for many years now.

We are always interested in purchasing good old violins, violas, 'cellos and bows.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 9.00 - 5.00. Closed all day on Christmas Day, Easter Day, Bank Holidays.


The Violin Shop is moving to new premises in Poulton-le-Fylde, much more quiet and peaceful. We are very near to the railway station and parking will be much easier and nearer.

We will be closing on Saturday 27th July, 2019, for the big move. We will be reopening Saturday August 3rd, in our new premises:

11 Station Court,
27-29 Station Rd,
01253 622451

We hope to see you there.