Come and discover the original bricks and mortar Discworld shop, founded by Sir Terry Pratchett and Bernard & Isobel Pearson nearly twenty years ago in beautiful Somerset, land of Cheddar cheese and cider apples, where the ancient barrow-pimpled landscape will transport you across the Chalk to Ankh-Morpork's official twin town here in Wincanton.
A stone’s throw from the attractions of Longleat, Glastonbury and a certain ancient rockery called Stonehenge, the Emporium is a cosy and magical place where you can find the complete collection of Terry’s books, mingle with fellow fans, and find a wealth of products and ephemera that bring the characters and concepts of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld to life.
When visiting the Discworld Emporium you’ll likely be greeted by one of our founding members - those who knew and worked with Terry – the same folk who design our wares, run our website, ship your orders and care as much about Terry Pratchett's books as you do. We wear our role of preserving the heritage of Terry's world and fandom with pride, and love nothing more than sharing memories of the man in the hat with fellow fans. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome and hearing your own Discworld stories!
Wincanton was officially twinned with Ankh-Morpork in 2002, and the town is home to a host of Discworld streetnames. Look out for the town twinning sign on the Morrisons roundabout as you approach the High Street from the supermarket end, and perhaps pay a visit to Treacle Mine Road or Peach Pie street et al while you're here - just ask us for directions!
Getting here is a true test of Discworld devotion (our founders were more concerned with the sheer fun of it all than matters of footfall) , but once you've made the journey you can call yourself a true Pratchett pilgrim!
Find us just off the A303, the main route from London to the southwest. We're at the top of the High Street, conveniently opposite the Memorial Hall car park. Wincanton has three car parks in total each offering free parking close by, and the Emporium conveniently has a disabled bay directly outside. Though the Emporium is a bit on the cosy side, our layout has been designed to be accessible for mobility scooters, wheelchairs and various transportation contraptions.
Wincanton is a small country town sparsely served by public transport, however many patient pilgrims survive the journey to tell us it was well worth it!
Our nearest train stations are Templecombe and Castle Cary offering services to and from London Waterloo and Paddington respectively. We are about a 15 minute taxi ride from each, booking ahead is recommended. By bus, the number 58 from Templecombe Station is the fastest service and runs approximately every 2 hours direct to Wincanton Memorial hall, just a short stroll from the Emporium. Alternatively, Berrys Coaches offer a fantastic service from Hammersmith Bus Station direct to Wincanton. It is the fastest and most comfortable option, though an overnight stay in Ankh-Morpork’s twin town will be required due to timetable.
It goes without saying that the Emporium is no ordinary shop. From our humble store in Wincanton, we also ship our goods around the world and design our Discworld wares.
We are therefore closed to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays to tackle vital stuff such as mail order, marketing, website work, deliveries and to get our lovely merchandise designed & created.
Please contact us if you are only able to visit on our closed days, and we will do our best to arrange an appointment if we can.
The Discworld Emporium is a small family-run business and it is very important to us to protect the wellbeing of our team with a precious day off. We therefore cannot oblige requests to visit on Sundays or bank holidays.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
Sorry, but we will not be able to facilitate visitations during this time.