Memories Are Made Here

From gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling, to experiences you’ll remember for years to come, Memories Are Made Here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

In our 18 studios you can expect to meet some of the region’s most talented artists, designers and makers and see them at work gifts, cards and decorations, jewellery, accessories, ceramics, prints, textiles, homewares 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 our exciting programme of free contemporary craft exhibitions and events and our on-site café bar which serves delicious homemade fare.



Current exhibition

Heated Exchanges

Dates: November 10, 2016 — February 5, 2017

Innovative approaches to collaboration in contemporary glass Glass just got Super Cool. Materials, makers and ideas meld together in this cutting edge exhibition that defies expectations of contemporary glass and pushes this fascinating material to its limits. Glass is neither a liquid nor a solid material and its manipulation relies on a high level of…

Opening Times

Mon to Sat  10:00am – 5:30pm
Sundays: 11:00am – 5.00pm*

Please note: our café closes at 4:30pm daily
*As our studios are run by hard-working sole traders, not all are able to open on Sundays

Mon – Fri 10:00am – 5:30pm

During December all of our studios will be open on Sunday’s. The Centre will be close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and reopen on Weds 4th Jan 2017.