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“Great for gifts and cards”

Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Ranked #9 of 64 Shopping in Manchester
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 relaxing. Those in the shops are keen to explain their work and will undertake commissions.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

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"northern quarter"
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"unique gifts"
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"great place to buy gifts"
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"high street"
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"well worth the effort"
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"for sale"
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"lovely cafe"
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"worth a visit"
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"ceramics"
in 10 reviews
"artists"
in 17 reviews
"artisan"
in 9 reviews
"craftspeople"
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"browse"
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"tat"
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"pendant"
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"inspiration"
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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 - a lot cheaper too. :)

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Sian N
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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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Reviewed 29 May 2018

I am ashamed to say I did not know this place was here, after living all my life in Manchester. Tucked away from all the hussle and bussle in the Northern Quarter it's a must if you appreciate anything arts & crafts related. Great little coffee shop serves a mighty fine Latte too.

Date of experience: April 2018
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