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Summertime well spent at MCDC

Your time is precious: spend it with friends, spend it with family, spend it well this Summer at Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Enjoy lunch with the family, grab a beer with friends, see our makers at work and experience some of the best contemporary craft and design the North West has to offer.

Rain or shine (you can’t rely on the weather!), we have inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces to soak up the creative atmosphere and while away those long Summer days….

What’s on?

Every day – Children’s Guide
Grab a copy of our Children’s Guide, explore the Centre together, find and draw a list of objects and design your own bespoke items to fill our studio windows.

Mon-Sat 10-4.30 & Sun 11-5 – Oak Street Cafe-Bar
The menu changes daily but always includes a selection of sumptuous salads, moreish cakes, damn fine coffee, beer and wine. Find out more here…

Thurs 9th Jun – Sun 28th Aug – Biological Atelier: The Showroom

Designer/researcher Amy Congdon gives us a glimpse into the fashion houses of the future with her 2082 collection of lab-grown jewellery and skincare. Find out more here…

Weds 31st Aug, 1.30pm – Craft Unravelled: Hipsters & Heritage
Join our curator for a short talk and tour of our building. Find out more about our history, from our fishmarket beginnings to centre for contemporary craft and design. More info here…