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Winner of: Manchester Tourism Awards 2013, best ‘Independent Tourism Retailer’

“The place to make, see and buy contemporary craft and design in the North West”

In the heart of Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter, Manchester Craft & Design Centre is home to 18 working studio boutiques where you can meet our resident artists and buy their work. Oak St. Cafe Bar serves delicious homemade food to eat in or take away, our lively exhibitions and events programme showcases the best of contemporary craft and design, and the space2 studio is available for hire.

Oak St. Café Bar now open Sundays: Click here for more info.

Easter opening hours:
Good Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 10-5.30pm
Easter Sunday: CLOSED
Bank Holiday Monday: CLOSED


Northern Quarter After-Dark is part of Manchester After Hours festival, a one off evening of arts, culture and music taking place across the city on Thursday 15th May in conjunction with Culture 24.

Once a place of hard physical graft, the Northern Quarter is now Manchester’s boho district for the hip and happening, where mill workers, weavers and market traders have been replaced by artists, designers, and independent boutiques. On this night the areas arts venues and galleries, shops and restaurants, pubs and bars will be mixing it up in one big cultural mash-up. Pick your way around the evocative streets taking in the outdoor art, unusual sights and sounds as you go, to venues like Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Matt & Phreds, The Bay Horse, Common, Twenty Twenty Two, Madlab and The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art for an exciting programme of late night events.

Find the full programme here