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I am pleased to announce that I will be opening the gallery again on Monday 12th April, in accordance with Government regulations. Please check the website for any further announcements and I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Due to the current Government regulations regarding Covid-19, Norfolk has now gone into Tier 4. The gallery will therefore be closed until further notice.

In the meantime, if you see anything you like on the website, or saw something in the gallery or in the window over Christmas that you would ...

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As the day turned to evening, on this first day of re-opening, the magic fell over Hoppers Yard. It truly felt like stepping into another world.

Come and explore the magic that is Hoppers Yard - the one-stop shopping for original gifts this Christmas :)

I am looking forward to OPENING again on Wednesday 2nd December!

My hours, until Christmas, will be Monday to Saturday 11am - 4pm and closed on Sunday. If you want to purchase anything outside of these hours, then please do not hesitate to contact me on

I am happy to ...

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a year ago
Really eclectic mix of art, so friendly and wonderful welcome! Definitely visit this gallery if you're in Holt! Some very tempting art to purchase! Love Tess's work too
- Carolyn B
a year ago
A lovely little gallery in Hopper's Yard, one of Holt's charming 'lokes', Tess is always welcoming, occupying a small accessible space, where she sells a wonderful variety of original art work, both her own and that of other selected artists, as well as her own delightful and amusingly imaginative cards, with collaged images and messages for every occasion. Highly recommended and well worth a visit.
- Phil B
a year ago
Love this quirky Gallery in Holt,something different , always enjoy calling in to see art work on display and lovely silver jewellery designs .i always find a nice mix, and great for gift ideas 🙂I have couple of the mixed media pictures ,looking forward to calling in again
- simone m

If you're looking for something a bit different from the mainstream but still affordable and handmade, then this is your one-stop shop ...

Tess Ainley Gallery is an independent, contemporary, artist-run gallery and shop, specialising in original and unusual mixed media art and crafts, prints, driftwood sculpture + printed and handmade cards.

Tess' unique designs have also been made into gift items for the home, including framed posters, coasters, tin signs, mugs and tote bags. A great place to visit if you are looking for something a bit different but still affordable.

You will also find other unexpected vintage treasures and antique jewellery, alongside the artwork.

The gallery and shop are in a small but tranquil and beautiful space, tucked away in centrally located, Hoppers Yard, just off Bull Street.

Tess is happy to post items you see on the website, anywhere in the UK or overseas and also welcomes commissions.

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1A Hoppers Yard
NR25 6LN
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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