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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I regularly drop in and view the exhibitions here in The National Centre For Craft & Design and I'm often let down and disappointed by the narrow field of exhibitions on offer, very rarely have I seen a display that stimulates and brings something exciting to the building, this is largely down to the curators managing to get exhibitions. Funded... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A great place to have a coffee or a light meal in pleasant surroundings by the river. Exhibitions there change all the time so there is always something interesting to see. The shop sells unique hand crafted items which make original gifts for special days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place shows the talents of others. They offer lots of opportunities for people to take classes and discover their inner art. I was ready to take the course on making felt. It's a great assest to the community.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I am a fairly frequent visitor as I usually find something of interest. My latest trip was to the Sound Matters exhibition, which was wonderful. Shifting the emphasis from viewing art to hearing was excellent and I was completely absorbed. There were two more exhibitions to view so an enjoyable trip all round. The Exhibitions are varied in nature which... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I live in Lincoln and make a trip t the centre to see most of the exhibitions - they are varied, to cater for a wide range of tastes, and I can't pick out one that I haven't liked. Some I have enjoyed more than others - but to me that underlines the fact that they do go out of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Exhibitions constantly changing, so the appeal will change, depending on how attuned the visitor is to modern artworks. I found some of it fascinating, some a pretentious waste of art subsidy... But there is some real craftsmanship in the craft shop (and some reasonably priced items), and a decent café.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have often visited this gallery and there I usually something worthwhile and thought provoking to see. Lovely shop too.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is one of our favourite places for coffee and/or a snack. Good quality food at an average price. What makes the place special is the actual place,where else can you sit in such an attractive space and relax over a coffee? Even better you can wonder upstairs to the galleries. The shop is full of beautiful unique gifts,expensive but... More 

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