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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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oasis of culture

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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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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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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Holmfirth
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7 reviews
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Wide variety of exhibitions even if not always to my taste. Added bonus of activities, nice gifts and okay cafe.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Three of us enjoyed seeing an exhibition of photographs of interesting buildings or sights taken from different perspectives and another exhibition of glass, ceramics, woodwork on the top floor. Good views over the town centre from top floor. There was a small activity area for children where they could do some basic craft activities. More could be made of the... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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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
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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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Additional Information about National Centre for Craft & Design

Address: Address: Navigation Wharf | Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW, England
Phone Number: 01529 308710
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Sleaford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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