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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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Such a lovely place

Many times I've walked past this place and always wanted to go in , I finally went in and what a... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Bury, United Kingdom
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Craft centre

Nice place to see people doing their owe crafts.well worth going to visit. Had an enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2016
Manchester, 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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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Many times I've walked past this place and always wanted to go in , I finally went in and what a hidden gem this place is ... It's full of lots of little studios with all different artist , that do all different kinds of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank DanielSmithh95
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Nice place to see people doing their owe crafts.well worth going to visit. Had an enjoyable visit,will be going back to look around and buy something

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank bigmicky46
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Some lovely craft shops here - hand made jewellery and art. Nice artisan café too. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank lakessb
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I popped in on a cold March morning for breakfast and a browse. The cafe was nice, service friendly. The studios and boutiques were very interesting- everything from stationery to ceramics to jewellery to paintings and more. All original and unique. There wasn't anything there...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank BeanBeanie_13
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Not sure why the boring shopping centres are more highly rated than this. If you want something a bit different then you should stop at the Craft and Design Centre, yes it's more expensive than Primark but what you find here you won't find on...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank TomZ2
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of independent craft studios. Quite pricey but think that goes with the territory. Nice cafe to stop off at too.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank bria86
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Called in after visiting Manchester Christmas markets. An interesting place to visit for jewellery and gifts. A quartet of musicians were playing Christmas tunes when we were there which we enjoyed whilst we had a coffee.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Jill E
Reviewed 3 December 2015

A range of different arts and design studios here. As a whole one of the best centres I've visited in terms of quality and ideas. Well presented. Also small exhibitions, currently one titled "Wonderland" with exquisite work by several artists. Small cafe en site for...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank LynetteP41
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Cute craft market with artist studio and cafe off the beaten track (close to all the cool cafés). Here you can find independent designers/makers/artists for jewellery, homewares and paintings. Ended up getting myself a very delicate rosegold plated necklace with a blown glass bubble pendant...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank angelaymlau
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Were browsing for a ring for myself and actually found one I really liked and wanted to try, but I was so turned off by the girl running the store (didn't catch the name of the store, it's the one on the ground floor at...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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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