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National Centre for Craft & Design

Navigation Wharf | Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW, England
01529 308710
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Sleaford
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Owner description: 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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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
66 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

we stumbled upon this centre when we arrived in Sleaford and were really impressed. the soap vases were really awesome and beautiful. a really stunning display. the crafts on sale were unique ,if as always for these quality goods, a tad expensive. the building is laid out over several floors, the only downside we had was that the viewing balcony... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The exhibits are quite boring, for such a fantastic place they should be showing things that interest and keep the kids of Sleaford entertained and involved. Shame they don't do more with it then they do. If you want to keep dry for 10 minutes its ideal, if you want to be excited by art its the wrong place I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited for an afternoon tea purchased through Groupon. Food was good and cafe was clean and comfortable. There were not as many exhibition pieces as we expected and what was there was more art than craft and design in my opinion. There were a few children's activities but as we were there later in the day they had not been... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Well if you have an hour to spare (the limit for free parking) go somewhere else!! If that is the best we can do to represent british design lets pack up the last one out turn out the lights! I admit that I am not very arty but by definition of the title I would have expected to see British... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I visit quite frequently, usually for the art exhibitions but sometimes simply for the café. The art varies, of course, but is really good enough times to justify checking what is on display. The top floor has a disconcerting slight movement in anything above a light breeze. The frequently free carparking is a good incentive to pop in, as is... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We purchased a groupon voucher for afternoon tea, and enjoyed the free entry to this modern space / art gallery as an added bonus. Some of the exhibits , particularly the video installations, were a little beyond my two daughters, and it was a shame that some of the artwork was not more accessible for them. The activity tables were... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Went to the centre with my Mum when she was visiting me. We were here about an hour and had a good look around. Some weird and wonderful exhibitions when we were there and we would go back to look at others in the future. Cafe service was slow (only seemed to be one person working) but coffee/tea was good... More

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Threshfield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I found out about this centre at our hotel Branston Hall, Lincoln and as I am heavily into textiles I thought it worth a visit. It was in between displays in the various Galleries but there was one on Felt. This was absolutely fantastic with Textiles Artists from around the world showing their work. The wearable art and sculptures on... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I bought a Groupon voucher for an afternoon tea and decided to treat my mum for Mothers Day. I pre-booked with the hub. I have been to many other places for afternoon tea and therefore expected a selection of sandwiches, cake & scone. I was asked upon arrival which sandwich I would like, either cheese, ham or egg. The sandwich... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife is into crafting so when I saw a Groupon deal for a cheap afternoon tea I thought that would be a nice way to spend an afternoon................... Directions were terrible, couldn't see the signs off the Main road and when we approached the building which is very impressive I struggled to find the entrance despite there being two.... More

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