Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor
Image courtesy of Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak St, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD – Visit Now

One of our favourite places in Manchester, Manchester Craft & Design Centre is hands down the most reliable one-stop-shop for unique, but not over-priced, gifts in the city. Welcome to the mecca of all things beautiful, handmade and one-of-a-kind.

MCDC is open throughout December, with all of the standard safety procedures we have come to know already in place (a one-way system of travel throughout the building, plenty of hand sanitiser, limited visitor numbers, designates spaces to queue etc.) Makers will also be taking customer appointments (you just need to get in touch with the Makers) and continue to sell online.

For those who are unfamiliar, MCDC is housed in a former Victorian fish and poultry market in the heart of the Northern Quarter. It has been going strong for over 30 years, providing a home to some of the region’s most talented independent artists, designers and makers, selling textiles, jewellery, ceramics, prints, fine art, sculpture and more.

More than just a shopping experience however, a visit to MCDC is also normally an opportunity to browse the units of this beautiful building and enter into conversation with the various resident artists and Makers at work. Running alongside, its regular programme of exhibitions, events and workshops offers plenty of guidance and inspiration for those looking to get creative themselves.

  • 17 Oak St, Northern Quarter
  • Manchester
  • M4 5JD
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:00am – 5:30pm
  • Tue: 10:00am – 5:30pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 5:30pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free

Services and Facilities

Shops, exhibitions, workshops, events, gift vouchers available, café

Accessibility

Wheelchair access to ground floor studios only