The St Austell Market House is described as the jewel in St Austell's crown, a marvellous old building dating from 1844. The building is Grade 2* listed and puts it in the top 5% of important assets in the Country.
This old building is of great historical and architectural importance. The site upon which the Market House now stands was previously used as Market Place and records show that in 1791 a small market building stood on the site.
Currently the Market House is home to a number of niche retail/service outlets as well as housing the St Austell Old Cornwall Society Museum next door.
The Market House welcomes visitors all year round, Monday to Saturday. Regular events take place to join in with the towns celebrations.
At present the Market House board of Directors are working with partner organisations and Townscape Heritage Initiatives to develop a programme of restoration and renovation.