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National Centre for Craft & Design

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Address: Navigation Wharf | Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW, England
Phone Number: 01529 308710
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The National centre for craft and design is a world class venue, the...

The National centre for craft and design is a world class venue, the largest exhibition space in England dedicated to the celebration and promotion of international and national craft and design.With four exciting exhibition spaces, a stimulating events programme, an inspiring shop stocking the latest contemporary british craft and a scrumptious cafe. Relax and enjoy a creative respite.

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A nice building

Quite a nice building with good exhibition space. Wasn't overtly impressed with what was on display and we spent most of our visit completing the Christmas card competition. Still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Does what it says on the box: Craft and Design. Well worth a trip for anyone interested in these subjects. Interesting adaption of the old seed warehouse.

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Thank LucaMano
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Appealing looking building, inside was quite disappointing, but feel like you cant complain because it is free. Gift shop was good but quite expensive.

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Thank Zoe H
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The National Centre is hidden away in Sleaford but it is an amazing attraction, being free to enter and having changing displays by different artists throughout the year. There is plenty for kids to see in the Gallery and the coffee shop/gift ship is worth a visit on its own.

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Thank Mike B
Durham, United Kingdom
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218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Quite a nice building with good exhibition space. Wasn't overtly impressed with what was on display and we spent most of our visit completing the Christmas card competition. Still it's free and worth checking out if you're in town.

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Thank durham05
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I stopped here for lunch after swimming. After a long wait we found the food to be disappointing and over priced. For the cost of lunch it was very basic. We will not be returning.

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Thank Mark F
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

My wife and I often drop in for a coffee and cake followed by a browse among the art work for sale. We now have a small collection of limited edition prints purchased there lining the walls of our home. Sometimes we wander upstairs to visit exhibitions. There's nearly always something worth seeing whether you like it or not. One... More 

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Thank SnapJack
Woodstock, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great craft and design on show in this multi-level museum/gallery. Interesting exhibits and artist shop. The views from the top floor balconies of the surrounding town and river are lovely on a sunny day. There's a variety of art forms and my understanding is that they change on a regular basis. Also they have just started a summer school which... More 

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Thank Limey0098
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I like to go to the NCCD whether to stroll round the boutique or to sit down for a coffee, but mostly to visit the exhibitions. They aren't always to my taste, some no, some yes, but that's the point about art, each to his own; but for sure they are interesting and that's what makes it worth a visit.

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Thank ClanGunn
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Been several times now - cafe is always reliable but can get crowded at lunchtimes. The exhibitions are very variable in content - check the website before visiting. Shop - good quality craft items but known for high prices. Pleasant staff.

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Thank John A
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The latest exhibition in the main gallery is well worth a look and the craft workshops for the kids are brilliant

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