About

RAAR Emporium is an independent toy, craft and gift shop based in the Cornish coastal town of St. Ives. Established in 2014 through two people’s love of toys and monsters, creativity and design, fun and education. Winner of the Toymark award from ‘Let Toys Be Toys’ 5 years running, we value the importance of play and choice for developing minds. RAAR Emporium is for the curious.

Find many unique and quirky products, activities and toys which are carefully sourced from here in Cornwall and from around the world. We sell classic wooden toys, games, craft kits, science kits, jigsaws, gadgets, ceramics and handmade items for all ages.

We encourage play with interactive displays and examples of products in our store. There are games to play and lots of sample products out to see and handle; a hidden treasure in an undercover shopping arcade. Open all year round as a destination for locals and visitors alike.

Our aim is to provide beautiful and useful items with longevity to help develop minds and craft skills and encourage those in our community to get involved in arts and crafts.

Showcasing talented local artists, UK artists’ handmade craft products and art prints, there is a wealth of inspiration for gifts for toddlers, children, teenagers and adults alike. For the kid in all of us; come and play!

We now also have St. Ives Pottery in store where you can have a potters wheel-throwing, suitable for any age with Angela. See the separate website for more details St. Ives Pottery

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