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Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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What a wonderful place

Visited here for the first time today, lots of lovely craft shops to look round. Jewelry... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
Great place for a mooch round

There are lots of little individual craft shops selling jewellery, cards, handmade tiles, pictures... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Ramsbottom, 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
+44 161 832 4274
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All reviews northern quarter unique gifts under one roof great place to buy gifts high street well worth the effort for sale lovely cafe worth a visit ceramics artists artisan craftspeople browse tat pendant inspiration
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Visited here for the first time today, lots of lovely craft shops to look round. Jewelry, furniture, cards, cushions, wedding dresses, paintings, prints, ornaments and tiles. All made by very talented artists. Wished I'd known there was a coffee shop, serving delicious looking cakes. Fantastic...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank DMx2014
Reviewed 5 March 2017

There are lots of little individual craft shops selling jewellery, cards, handmade tiles, pictures, kitchenware, bespoke furniture, the lot. There's a café here too, serving drinks and light lunches though we didn't partake. It's definitely worth a wander round, giving you plenty of ideas for...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank C_Sutty
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Excellent use of the old fish market, its glass ceiling provides plenty of light flooding the central hall. The artisan small shops along the sides are so varied and interesting filled with stunningly beautiful creative pieces, paintings, ceramics, cards, jewelry and wool creations. Definitely will...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank juliethetraveller123
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The craft and design centre was a real find on our visit to Manchester. Located in an old building, with lots of natural light, each designer has their own little workshop and retail space. We saw many gorgeous pieces and enjoyed the quirky atmosphere. It...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Off the beaten path, this collective of artisans is a nice way to spend an hour shopping and take afternoon tea. Most of the shops seem to be (women's) jewelry. Being crafted by artisans, most of the pieces are one-of-a-kind. If you're in the area...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Ben D
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I visited Manchester craft and design centre just out of curiosity. My partner and I were walking down the street and spotted the centre. I'm glad we went in as it was a fantastic little place filled with personality! All the beautiful jewellery, pieces of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Vixy F
Reviewed 27 January 2017

went by chance to this beautiful building and was amazed to find so many gorgeous exhibitors in one building...the shops are fab but id even say go just to see the building its so cute

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank ajgater
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Very nicely converted building with many architectural gems restored to a very high standard. Within you will find a central plaza over two levels showcasing a wide variety of art and design, finished off with a super cafe selling hot and cold locally sourced food.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It has hardly changed. Old and interesting building split into 20 plus workshop, studios shops. Still quality everywhere you look. A good place to visit and buy.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mikethenailer
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Visited the centre and found it smaller than expected, however there were some interesting stalls and some very knowledgeable people who were very happy to spend time with you explaining both the history of the centre and their products. So from initial disappointment we actually...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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2 February 2018|
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