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Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Well worth a visit for individual, interesting, quality items. Great place to buy gifts that are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nataliecrawshaw
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit

Saw this recommended & wasn’t disappointed. The items for sale here are so individual and stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bekka29
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Meet the makers. Discover the history. Experience craft and design. Buy direct from the artist. A former Victorian fishmarket building at the heart of the Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter housing some of the region’s most talented artists...more
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Manchester Craft Centre 17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD, England
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+44 161 832 4274
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit for individual, interesting, quality items. Great place to buy gifts that are unique but not too expensive and you are supporting small business, can highly recommend a shopping trip here.

Thank nataliecrawshaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this recommended & wasn’t disappointed. The items for sale here are so individual and stunning, with a very quaint coffee shop in the center. I got here at 10am and most of the shops weren’t open yet, so will be popping back tomorrow at...More

Thank bekka29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb surprise visiting the Manchester craft and design centre to see a modern take on Korean pottery with a great nod to the past and the island the artist comes from. The pots made me feel of jeju with the deep basalt looking base on...More

Thank ged369
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned after a few years, this craft centre, is still as good as ever. Work created was in different mediums, which was super.Very creative, which makes pieces interesting,

1  Thank gillian p
Reviewed 12 September 2018

what is the opposite of traumatised? Because that's how I felt when I encountered the Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Northern Quarter Manchester. I've known about the centre for many years but had no idea how excellent it is! Great place for unique, artisan gifts,...More

1  Thank habibiAgadir
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We have been here a few times now to purchase various items (greeting cards, pottery, jewellery) or just to browse. It is particularly good if you need something out of the ordinary or bespoke (we have had a couple of items custom made) at what...More

1  Thank MatthewS3547
ManchesterCraft, Marketing Assistant at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review!

Reviewed 19 July 2018

You will definitely need to use google maps to find it as you probably would not come across it by chance - but it is a lovely place to shop for gifts and cards. There is also a nice café and the whole atmosphere is...More

1  Thank MixMasterMoll
ManchesterCraft, Front Office Manager at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thank you ever so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Unless you are aware of the centre it is hidden away in the northern quarter. Feel there are not as many units nowadays but still worth a look.

1  Thank IAN D
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Great space, great atmosphere, nice to walk round and look at the items on sale and see the studios in action. Fantastic cafe -mostly vegan. I've used the craft centre a few times for various jewellery items. Much better than using the high street -...More

1  Thank crisps122
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A calm and lovely place. Good café. Arranged as many small studios/shops. A variety of Manchester talent. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Sian N
ManchesterCraft, Marketing Assistant at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you ever so much for your review Sian!

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prinififi
2 February 2018|
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Response from T0mmyGunner |
Had a look at craftanddesign,com, but couldn't find the specifics on dogs being allowed, but there was a visiting dog last time I was in there. (I remember because it barked and I noticed the acoustics are very good under... More
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