Meet the Makers, Discover the History, Experience Craft & Design

Here at Manchester Craft & Design our aim is to make contemporary visual art, craft and design accessible for all.

Our former Victorian fishmarket building at the heart of the Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter houses 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 our exciting programme of free contemporary craft exhibitions and events and our on-site café bar which serves delicious homemade fare.

Current exhibition

Modern Twist: Steam bent furniture by Joshua Till

Dates: February 16, 2017 — May 20, 2017

Joshua Till, our 2016 MMU Graduate Award winner, puts a contemporary twist on a traditional craft with his new minimalist collection. Celebrating the integrity of wood, each piece draws together steam bent beech and ash to create simple, functional design pieces with a Modernist edge.

Opening Times

Mon to Sat  10:00am – 5:30pm

Mon to Sat  10:00am – 4:30pm
Sun 11:00am – 4.30pm

Mon to Sat  10:00am – 5:30pm
Sun 11:00am – 5:00pm

Mon to Fri 10:00am – 5:30pm

We will be closed on Mon 1st & Mon 29th May