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Manchester Craft and Design Centre

17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD, England
+44 161 832 4274
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This place made my day

I loved this place. You can find several small shops from unknown artists. Very nice craft... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barcelona, Spain
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Crafty Little Shopping Arcade

It’s a bit tucked away and hard to find. But it offers a lot of gift options that you can’t find... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Tom N
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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, designers and makers. See them at work creating textiles, jewellery, ceramics, prints, fine art, sculpture and more; discover their stories, hear about their materials and processes, or learn a new skill yourself by taking part in a workshop. And don’t miss an exciting programme of free contemporary craft exhibitions and events and our on-site cafe bar which serves delicious homemade fare.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD, England
17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD, England
+44 161 832 4274
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this place. You can find several small shops from unknown artists. Very nice craft jewelery and my favorite place was "Ink Inc" by the artist Laura Fray who has a lovely small shop with many illustrations and its ideal for lovely gifts

Thank MariaBravo91
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a bit tucked away and hard to find. But it offers a lot of gift options that you can’t find elsewhere. If you’re looking for something different and the prices weren’t too bad either, considering you are buying designer items. Worth a visit just...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 18 November 2017

A great venue full of independent makers/artists producing a wonderful array of top quality products on site. There is also a cafe in the centre and a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. Lovely place!

Thank Susanmary59
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

A lovely clean bright place to explore for that something a little different but with quality. Ended up spending about two hours shopping searching through the different artists shops. Great little place for all

Thank LeeEMorris
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A very cosy building. Where artist gather to display there products. And has a nice cafe as well. Worth a visit.

Thank Asrar_md
Reviewed 10 September 2017

If you are shopping for bespoke unique gifts then this is the place to go.. Beautiful handmade jewellery, art and home gifts by local artists, we would defiantly go again

1  Thank lynnehoward33
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Me and my family regularly come here whenever we pay a visit to Manchester City centre, as it's away from the bustle and is a unique place for lunch. There's a great selection of things to eat and drink, with the addition of being able...More

Thank ecatherinee
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We made a point to visit this small but full of treasures craft centre with work from local and unique global artists. I purchased a unique heart pendent on a chain at one of the vendors Colette Hazelwood. They also have other interesting tiles and...More

Thank kpatters
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Manchester Craft and Design centre is like an Aladdins cave of all things creative! If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a visit! So much history, creativity and beauty under one roof! If you're looking for a gift for any occasion i'm certain you...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Another fabulous shopping place in the Northern Quarter although this one is quite pricey. It sells hand made products (a lot of very original jewelry), nice and enlarged photographs, post cards and more. Its a fab place if you are looking for a gift for...More

Thank O_kocim
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