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National Centre for Craft & Design

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Nice cafe

Sadly the 2nd floor gallery was preparing for new exhibition but what we saw-stich ed drawings-was... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
cazza1962
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Boston, United Kingdom
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A treasure in Sleaford

The NCCD is a treasure and well worth a visit, apart from the exhibition there is a shop that has a... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Paul E
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London, United Kingdom
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From small seeds has grown a superb national centre. In the beautiful setting of Navigation Wharf in Sleaford sits an old seed warehouse. But it’s not what you’d expect, for this converted warehouse is home to British craft and design. We are the...more
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Navigation Wharf Carre Street | Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW, England
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All reviews top floor for sale on display high quality coffee shop nice cafe lovely items small town council car park hand made interesting exhibits changing displays fantastic place i'm glad rainy day well worth a visit cakes
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The NCCD is a treasure and well worth a visit, apart from the exhibition there is a shop that has a variety of cards, books and craft based goods that would make nice presents. There is also a good coffee shop with various types of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul E
NCCDinfo, Marketing at National Centre for Craft & Design, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of NCCD. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and like what we do!

Reviewed 1 August 2018

Had lunch here before looking around the building. The cafe was very spartan with hard, uncomfortable chairs. The food was fine, reasonably priced with a small selection of cakes. For a "National Centre" I would have expected something slightly more upmarket. Impressed with the goods...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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infoNCCD, Marketing at National Centre for Craft & Design, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear your experience of our cafe was slightly disappointing, this has been noted and your feedback will be passed on. We look forward to seeing you again when Art of...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to eat with great home baked cakes. Very unusual and interesting gifs and cards. Clean spacious toilets

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lynne b
NCCDinfo, Marketing at National Centre for Craft & Design, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Lynne, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and rating, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Looking for somewhere to go for a few hours, saw 250yrs of circus history, live entertainers and video etc. Went on Wednesday place was empty except the café no live entertainers, no video, NO NOTHING. Complete waste of timeMore

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank janicejobson
NCCDinfo, Marketing at National Centre for Craft & Design, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Janice, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to NCCD. Our Circus exhibition celebrating 250 years of Circus was on everyday between 28 April and 08 July. The exhibition ran in our first...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A good range of activities, regularly changing displays, good cafe and shop for all price ranges. There's something for everyone. Check it out.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sarah_Walford
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Visited NCCD in Sleaford today for the opening of greatest exhibition celebrating 250 years of circus and the building was packed! An amazing exhibition with costumes, posters, circus ephemera and live performances by the most amazing aerial artistes! Don't miss it-you can even have a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mamoose1953
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Sadly the 2nd floor gallery was preparing for new exhibition but what we saw-stich ed drawings-was very interesting. We had time for tea and cake which was freshly made, reasonably priced and tasty. Gift shop was a bit expensive but there are lots of lovely...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cazza1962
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The cafe wasn’t the best but the venue is lovely. Very nice staff as well and the items for sale are amazing.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I have always liked the NCFCD as a place in itself, which has a really fantastic gift shop and some good art to peruse. However, myself and some work colleagues popped in for lunch yesterday and were really quite disappointed. The menu looked promising and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank MB92
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Had a salad in the cafe which was basically some spinach leaves, a few tiny bits of lettuce, tinned chickpeas and some bits of butternut squash and a drizzle of dressing. Was pretty tasteless and very unfilling. Paid six pounds for this.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 25ruth G
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Janet B
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Response from NCCDinfo | Property representative |
Hi Janet. Thank you for your question. The paragraph below explains the history and origins of the NCCD. Hope this answers the question. The National Centre for Craft & Design started life at The Pearoom in Heckington. In... More
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