Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

We found this truly magical place in Rotherham not long ago. If you’re in Rotherham or nearby, then popping into Grimm & Co is an experience to say the least!

 A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

Grimm & Co’s Apothecary to the Magical was established in 1148 by the celebrated founder, Master Graham Grimm. The shop is at 2 Doncaster Gate, Rotherham S65 1DJ and is open Tuesday-Saturday. Grimm & Co is not just a shop, it’s a charity. Supporting under-resourced children and young people aged 7 to 18 with their confidence and skills around creativity and writing.

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

I’d heard about Grimm & Co a few times and just had to see what it was like for myself. The shop is not far from Clifton Park & Museum so the plan was to head there after for a day out. I’m sooo glad we went to see Grimm & Co… I’ve never been anywhere like it before! It’s free to just go inside to look and become part of it all.

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

Once inside we were immediately greeted by staff asking if we are magic or human. Amazing! A little information about the shop and what we could do there was explained to us then we went off to explore on our own. The shop isn’t huge but it is full of magical items to browse and buy, a library and a little museum.

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

Everything for sale is labelled up in the most wonderful packaging with attention to small details like fonts, quotes and logos. It all felt extremely special and each piece individual. We bought some spider leg soap and Eric would have gone away with a broomstick if he could have done!

What was the best thing about the shop is that you don’t believe most of it is for sale but it is! So many times I thought the stuff I was browsing was just for show but no, it’s real!

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

All the displays are amazing… everything looks perfect and nothing out of place. We loved the wands.

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

Towards the back of the shop is a Grimm & Co museum. Visitors can write a letter, see a wishing well and look at all the magical artefacts in the museum. There’s the pea from the princess and the pea and Cinderella’s glass slipper to name a few. You have to see it for yourself; fascinating.

There’s lots of bits and bobs to interact with. This wheel tells you what type of creature you are!

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

Upstairs is where the writing courses take place, with the jack and the beanstalk slide coming down. We were not able to use the slide during our visit as it’s only open for the courses, but it was amazing to see none the less.

We spent a while in the Grimm & Co library which is tucked away in a little nuck. Eric was totally made up with this Skeleton!

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

It’s a lovely place to sit and read. Any books can be taken if you want them, just for a donation! There’s such a good variety, too, for adults and children. Next to the childrens books are some beanbags/stools, so of course the skeleton had to sit with us for a few stories.

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

It doesn’t stop inside, either… the outside of the shop is amazing, too. I was looking at all the literature for a while and just in awe how magical it all is.

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham

If you love this sort of thing, then you’ll definitely love Grimm & Co. I would go back in a heartbeat and combined with a trip up to Clifton Park & Museum made a really nice day. It’s such a unique place.


A magical shop: Grimm & Co Apothecary, Rotherham


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