Find Unique Souvenirs in Bury St Edmunds

Shopping for mementos of your stay in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond? Check out these unique shops in the town centre for souvenirs!

We've compiled a guide to just some of the shops where you will find some unique and special souveniers to take home.

Traditional Souvenirs

If you want a traditional Bury St Edmunds souvenir to take home then the St Edmundsbury Cathedral Shop has items to suit every pocket from magnets and postcards to prints and bookmarks featuring both the town, St Edmund and the Cathedral.

There's also fantastic collection of local history books, many written by local authors, on a wide range of themes from the Abbey of St Edmund, the history of the town, St Edmund, and Mary Tudor Queen of France.

Situated in Langton Place, illustrator and artist Kim Whittingham has her own shop which showcases her beautiful watercolour paintings of architectural landmarks around the town. There's also  fantastic cards, coasters and calendars featuring her work; the perfect gift for someone who has fond memories of the town!

Made in Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds is the home of Greene King. They've been crafting fine British beers from the historic Westgate brewery since 1799, where their brewers use locally malted barley, water from 1,000 year old chalk wells first used by the monks at the town's Abbey of St Edmund. So what better souvenir than beer brewed in Bury St Edmunds? The Greene King Beer Cafe and Shop in Westgate Street stocks Greene King's full range of bottles, cans and mini kegs plus clothing and gifts!

If you love jewellery then why not take home a piece that has been lovingly hand crafted here in Bury St Edmunds by Tony Strowger! Designing and creating bespoke pieces in platinum, gold & silver jewellery for customers, the store's namesake, Tony, holds a strong passion for creating remodelling and repairing all types of jewellery. A qualified Goldsmith and Jeweller, who has spent many years crafting jewellery in countries, such as South Africa and America, as well as working across the Suffolk region in top end jewellers, Tony promises to bring your dream piece to life.

Re-Make Bury St Edmunds

For a very unusual gift for children, you can also buy exclusive LEGO versions of the Cathedral and St Edmund's wolf here to build at home. Local history books and traditional souvenirs can also be found at Moyse’s Hall Museum, as well as the Visitor Information Centre at The Apex

You can also take home the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds - all be it a model of the Regency theatre!

The Theatre Royal has model kits available in its gift shop which allow you to build your very own Theatre Royal! They even have a little viewport so you can see inside after it’s complete!

Made in Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds is a treasure trove for arts and crafts gifts. Wander down to The Handmade Shop & Gallery St John’s Street, where you’ll find paintings and prints from East Anglian artists alongside pottery, jewellery, textiles, glass, and handmade greetings cards.

The Really Very Nice gallery in Churchgate Street showcases local as well as national and international artists including Mary Wyatt, Lucy Crick, and Tom Lund-Lack.

Local craftspeople also set up stalls downstairs in The Apex on various Saturdays throughout the year, selling handmade crafts and unique gifts.

Beautiful Beers in St John's Street stocks a range of beers from local East Anglian micro-breweries among its over 200 varieties of beer! The shop is run by Rene van der Oort who's vast knowledge, gained from years of experience within the catering industry, his own interests, and his multi-national past, will help you select the perfect souvenier of your trip!

For beers, wines and spirits brewed in Southwold on the Suffolk Coast then look no further than the Adnams shop in The Butter Market. 

Bury St Edmunds Market

You can also find everything from authentic Italian shirts, Portuguese pottery, vintage clothes, and colourful plants and flowers at Bury St Edmunds Market on Wednesday and Saturdays.

With more than 80 stalls on Saturdays and 60 on Wednesdays, the Market has an excellent food offer including fruit and vegetables, meat, and fish stalls with fresh locally sourced seasonal produce - a wonderful souvenir to take back home from Suffolk's foodie town!