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The Mugwump

37 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
+44 191 386 1282
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Quirky Shop

We were attracted to this shop by it's quirky name and the fact that I remembered it from Boris... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Kevin F
,
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Still quirky after all this time!

I can't remember the first time I visited the Mugwumps - possibly the 70s?? I have always loved it... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Soo C
,
Durham, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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“gifts” (9 reviews)
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37 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were attracted to this shop by it's quirky name and the fact that I remembered it from Boris Johnson calling Jeremy Corbyn one. There is a great selection of clothes and greeting cards and well worth a visit.More

Thank Kevin F
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nicola.jackson, Public Relations Manager at The Mugwump, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear Kevin Thanks so much for taking the time to give the lovely review of The Mugwump on Trip Advisor. I'll pass it on to my parents, Jean and Peter. Jean started the shop more than 50 years ago and is still loving working in...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I can't remember the first time I visited the Mugwumps - possibly the 70s?? I have always loved it and while it has changed a little it is just as quirky as it has always been. A genuinely lovely shop.

Thank Soo C
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I returned to Durham after an absence of many years and was pleasantly surprised and delighted to find The Mugwump still there in Saddler Street. It might be small but every room over three floors is crammed with delightful things to discover. The staff are...More

1  Thank Maisie J
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nicola.jackson, Public Relations Manager at The Mugwump, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hi Maisie Thanks so much for your lovely review. Jean mentioned just the other day that she had a lovely time chatting with you. So glad you enjoyed your visit. xx

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful selection of cards, gifts, Neals Yard remedies and Alessi kitchenware on the way to the Cathedral.More

Thank Christine J
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nicola.jackson, Public Relations Manager at The Mugwump, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Dear Christine I just wanted to say thanks so much for the lovely review on Trip Advisor and for taking the time to do it. I'll pass on your kind words to my dad Peter who does all the card buying. I know it will...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This quirky little shop has been here for as long as I can remember. It is over a number of floors and the space is a little squashed - to be expected for such an old building. The stock varies each time I visit but...More

1  Thank Soo C
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

It's like an Aladdin's cave of qwerky gifts and clothing. Staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about Durham City

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This little shop is a MUST when you are in Durham! Whether you are looking simply for a lovely birthday card - one of those special ones, or a very special gift - something different, or a very different special dress/shirt/shawl or a little piece...More

Thank Eva L
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

One of my favourites in Durham. Great choice of goods clothes gifts cards you name it. For something different try this shop

Thank Kouniatha
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Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Be very careful when browsing around in what appears to be a lovely shop . On entering the shop today myself and my friend (myself 48 and my friend 52) .. Both felt very uncomfortable at the presence of the older man that works there...More

17  Thank Deborah C
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

If you are roaming around Durham city then you should not miss popping into this shop! Better do it in way down from the Cathedral just in case you purchase stuff. Great selection of gifts for all sorts of Budget range.

Thank Westiekhoo
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