Rotherham Markets

The Drummond Street entrance to the market is now closed.

The Indoor Market, balcony level shops and Eastwood Lane shops are open as usual during the redevelopment works and can be accessed via the following entrances:

  • Main entrance (next to Halifax Bank)
  • Howard Street
  • Eastwood Lane

Rotherham has a long history and association with markets since the 13th Century. The current market, the Centenary Market, sits in the heart of the Town Centre and is home to an indoor and outdoor market.

The market is open Monday-Saturday, 8:30am to 5pm.

There are a range of stalls including:

  • Greengrocers
  • Butchers
  • Bakers
  • Fishmongers
  • Haberdashery
  • Clothes
  • Books
  • Gifts

During the Markets and Central Library development works, the outdoor covered market can be found on Effingham Street on the following days:

  • Monday – General Market
  • Tuesday – Street Market
  • Wednesday – Antiques & Bric-A-Brac
  • Thursday – Rotherham Bazaar
  • Friday – General Market
  • Saturday – General Market
  • Second Saturday of the month – Yorkshire Crafters & Makers Market

The Markets are close to Drummond Street Car Park and there are limited street parking on Eastwood Lane and Howard Street. Entrances to the market are available on Effingham Street, Howard Street, and Drummond Street.

Rotherham Markets are currently being redeveloped as part of the Town Centre Master Plan.

Find out more about the regeneration of the markets

Information for traders

Stalls are available to rent. If you are looking to rent space at any one of our markets, contact our Markets Office or apply for a market or street trader licence.

History of Rotherham Market

Rotherham has a long history and association with markets since the 13th Century. As a result, the market has played an important role in the development of the town and helped forge its current identity and character.

In June 1801 an Act of Parliament enabled the town to enlarge the marketplace and improve and erect proper slaughterhouses. The Old Shambles marketplace was swept away and replaced with a new single storey stone Shambles. It consisted of 28 shops around the exterior and 20 stalls around the interior courtyard, for Butchers and Fishmongers.

In 1905 the Shambles was demolished to widen the High Street. The Imperial Buildings now stand on the site of the Shambles.  In 1879 the council purchased the land around the marketplace on Corporation Street and erected an iron and glass market hall. This market hall served the town until it was destroyed by fire in January 1888.

In 1889 a new brick market hall opened on the same site. Rotherham also held a cattle market at the Crofts and by 1851 was selling around 3,000 sheep and 200 cattle each week. A new cattle market was opened on Corporation Street in 1926, when the Crofts site was chosen for the development of a new courthouse.

The Centenary Market in its current location opened in 1971.