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

Looking for a more unique set of Christmas presents this year? Keen to avoid the misery of heaving high-streets during retail’s busiest season? 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.

Housed in a former Victorian fish and poultry market in the heart of the Northern Quarter, MCDC 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 an opportunity to browse the units of this beautiful building and enter into conversation with the various resident artists and makers at work. While for those looking to get creative themselves, a busy programme of exhibitions, events and workshops will provide all the inspiration and guidance you could possibly need.

Plan your visit to coincide with lunch at the dedicatedly fresh and inventive Oak Street Café on the ground floor, where the artistry continues.

  • 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

Things to do at Manchester Craft & Design Centre

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Screen Printing on glass
Education 8 December 2019, 2:30 pm–5:00 pm, from £55

Screen printing on glass workshop – Festive Decorations

Give Handmade this Christmas at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Festivals 23 November–24 December 2019, FREE

Give Handmade this Christmas at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Things to do right now

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Activity 7 May–7 December 2019, FREE

National Football Museum Guided Tours

Cinema 22 November–12 December 2019, from £7.50

Marriage Story at HOME

Cinema 29 November–12 December 2019, from £9

Knives Out at HOME

Music 15 October–12 December 2019, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Cinema 15 November–12 December 2019, from £7.5

The Irishman at HOME

2084 at Manchester Central Library
Theatre 22 November–14 December 2019, from £15.00

2084 at Manchester Central Library

Activity 26 November–17 December 2019, from £12

Mayfield Depot Station Tour

Manchester Christmas Markets 2020
Families 8 November–21 December 2019, FREE

Manchester Christmas Markets 2020

Manchester Christmas Markets 2020
Families 8 November–21 December 2019, FREE

Manchester Christmas Markets

Give Handmade this Christmas at Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Festivals 23 November–24 December 2019, FREE

Give Handmade this Christmas at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Festivals 19 November–24 December 2019, FREE

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