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 a haven
of peace above the bustle of the town.
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.
Long-time valuers and agents
for Allianz Musical Insurance, formerly British Reserve, we advise
your valuations to be kept up to date. After we have given the
initial valuation certificate, updates can usually be done by
The Violin Shop was started
by the ex-Hallé violinist Harry George in 1975, the business
is now run by Kevin and Kathy George and we offer a mail order
service of strings, accessories and sheet music. A short phone
call and the goods will soon be on their way to you.
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,
The shop will be closed
from Monday, July 3rd, for the annual holidays,
reopening on Tuesday, July 11th.