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“Creative Manchester and a beautiful building to boot”

Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Ranked #9 of 52 Shopping in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Meet the makers. Discover the history. Experience craft and design. Buy direct from the artist. A former Victorian fishmarket building at the heart of the Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter housing some of the region’s most talented artists, designers and makers. See them at work creating textiles, jewellery, ceramics, prints, fine art, sculpture and more; discover their stories, hear about their materials and processes, or learn a new skill yourself by taking part in a workshop. And don’t miss an exciting programme of free contemporary craft exhibitions and events and our on-site cafe bar which serves delicious homemade fare.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

I'm not sure what was better about our visit to the Manchester Craft and Design Centre - the incredible array of original craft OR the stunning building in which these boutiques are housed. We met many makers. The spaces were often split between studio space and space for exhibiting their wares. The displays were creative and original. There was a very wide range of talents on show though perhaps a slight over emphasis on jewellery. The pricing varied - there is something for everyone. We really liked the feel of this place, the lovely work, the independent energy and the creative buzz. Oh and there's a fab looking cafe - but we didn't stop.

2  Thank jac p
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Northern-Scapes, Owner at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments! Lovely to know we are getting the balance right.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I love this place, so many incredible things created by some many creative people. No need to look anywhere else for birthday/Christmas gifts, this place has everything you have ever and even never imagined!

Thank kevingham
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Northern-Scapes, Owner at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

So happy you love the centre as much as we do, thank you!!

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Title says it all, lots of little shops over two levels hidden away in the northern quarter. Always enoy a noses round here and have purchased a few gifts which have always went down well. Good little cafe.

Thank Rhuari
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Favourite place in Manchester. Always come here for birthday cards and full of pretty much any sort of art and craft you can think of.

1  Thank rayfinkle_12
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Amazing unique gifts for everyone. Personalised frames from fibre are gorgeous. & i have some original art work which makes my home. well worth a look. Highly recomended. 5 *

1  Thank prinififi
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