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Manchester Craft and Design Centre

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Address: Manchester Craft Centre 17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 832 4274
10:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

Manchester Craft and Design Centre is set in the heart of the Northern Qtr....

Manchester Craft and Design Centre is set in the heart of the Northern Qtr. This former victorian fish market now houses 26 Boutique shops/studios. The cream of the norths artists and crafts people make and sell their unique and original products in house. Original paintings, ceramics, jewellery, lighting, furniture, gift cards, baby clothing, bags, scarves, textiles, printed canvas's are all available to buy direct from the maker. See the artists at work, commission a special piece or simply soak up the creative atmosphere over a fantastic cup of coffee and homemade cake...mmmmm Open to the public 10am-5.30pm Mondays to Saturdays.Special late nights on thursdays and open Sundays trough December.

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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 someone (or just yourself!) or something to decorate your home. You can also participate in... More 

Thank O_kocim
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

If you pass by the northem quarter, stop for a few moments in this incredible building. It is a quit place, filled with charm and various creations. His particularity is that the artists each have their own studio where they create and sell their creation.

Thank Emilail
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The north quarter is very nice to visit, you have to look everywhere to not miss anything. It's really big. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy. People are very social. They will gladly answer our questions if we are looking for a place. Art Galleries like Manchester Craft and Design Center are very interesting. The choice of... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great to have a browse and look at some magnificent artistic materials and also a lovely place to have tea!

Thank CafelatteLondon
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This place used to be an old fish and poultry market and has been turned into a beautiful art center! There are several workshops selling lovely paintings, drawing, mosaics, and more. There is also a little café. It's a very lovely spot to visit.

Thank Adina M
Warrington Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A collection of designers and artisans under one roof. An eclectic mix of unique jewelry, ceramics, glass and some more mainstream items. If you are looking for something unusual or made specifically to your requirements a place well worth visiting.

Thank graycon14
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 use of an old building.

Thank DMx2014
Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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 birthday gifts, and treats for oneself!

Thank C_Sutty
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 return to fill up with birthday goodies. Enjoyed a soya milk hot chocolate at the... More 

Thank juliethetraveller123
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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 was quiet when we visited so we enjoyed the relaxing pace and being out of... More 

Thank Andrea C

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