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Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

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Address: 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P1C8, Canada
Phone Number: 9025397491
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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We serve the craft community of Cape Breton Island from beginners and...

We serve the craft community of Cape Breton Island from beginners and recreational practitioners to highly accomplished professionals, offering instruction as well as resource and support services.CBCC&D offers a variety of educational opportunities in both contemporary and traditional craft, promotes and markets Cape Breton craft through exhibitions, special events, the maintenance of fine craft showcases throughout the Island and the operation of a permanent, year-round store-front Gallery and Gallery Shop representing over 75 Cape Breton artists.

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Interesting exhibition and lovely gift shop

Visited as part of the Celtic Colours festival for a couple of exhibitions including 'off the wall' Excellent standard of work. Downstairs is an excellent gift shop with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Catherine C
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Visited as part of the Celtic Colours festival for a couple of exhibitions including 'off the wall' Excellent standard of work. Downstairs is an excellent gift shop with artisan items for sale. Parking a bit tricky, but eventually found on street parking near to the venue.

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Chester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Lots of lovely and unusual crafts from lots of different designers. Really worth it. Looking at the waterfront it is on the left hand side of the shopping road.

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Thank ChesterBiggles
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

A nice variety of craftwork by Nova Scotian artists. On the second floor, there is a display of hooked and quilted art work - these items are not for sale.

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1 Thank Judy J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

You'll find jewelry, textiles, paintings and hand carved wood here. Prices are very reasonable. Take home a souvenir and support the locals

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1 Thank InLondonAgain
Yarmouth, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It is worth the visit. All the craft items are locally made and very nice quality. The retail area is well laid out features a nice selection which includes cry nice and unique handmade jewelry

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Thank 1Mary27
Sydney, Nova Scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Don't miss this gem, it's one of the best places in Sydney to get handmade items of excellent quality. There's lots of variety to choose from, pottery, rug hooked items, quilts, silver jewellery, knitting and crocheting, wood carvings, paintings and much more. The prices are higher than you'll pay for factory made souvenirs & gifts, but very reasonable considering the... More 

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2 Thank funsister
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a really good craft guild, I would highly recommend it if you are looking for one of a kind, unique, hand made, local products. The prices are fair for the amount of work these beautiful items take to make. What a great place, I would go back again!

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Juried quality production of local artists and craftspeople displayed in gallery-type showroom ranging from greeting cards, prints and jewellery to carvings and paintings.

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Thank charrick2015
Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The quality of the art in the shop was higher than most vendors we visited. Virtually no "kitsch" to go with an interesting variety of water colors, mats, pottery, local jams, specialty clothing, etc. My wife found a hat that she liked very much. Not cheap, but the place felt like quality.

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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The title can be misleading, as the store houses crafts some of which are very nice but some are expensive. I was expecting to see more merchandise on display at reasonable cost, therefore my disappointment.

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