Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Welcome to Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm | Sundays in December 11am - 5pm | Late Night Shopping, Thursday 30th November until 8pm | Christmas Eve 11am - 3pm  
17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD

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Our Cafe

BQ Bitesize Artisan Cafe & Bar

We’re delighted to announce the team behind The Butcher’s Quarter on Tib Street have now launched a new artisan café here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. “BQ Bitesize will be a taste of everything you all love at BQ! Expect hot roast sandwiches, breakfasts, artisan coffee, quality wines, cheese & charcuterie.” The Butcher’s Quarter It’s an ideal spot to relax whilst browsing our two floors of maker studios. Pop in and have a butcher’s!

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Christmas at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Let us make your Christmas sparkle and join us this festive season. There is so much to celebrate this year! We have two floors of studios full of incredible makers selling beautiful handmade products. Our cafe BQ Bitesize will be serving exceptional food and drink, plus we have festive events and workshops that we’d like to invite you to.

Our festive season runs until Christmas Eve and includes a late-night shopping event with drinks and a DJ, Christmas pop-up shops, and workshops where you can make beautiful gifts! Our Late Night Shopping Event takes place on Thursday 30th November from 5.30pm – 8pm. Our cafe & bar BQ Bitesize will also be hosting a Christmas Wine & Spirit Fare so you can sample the goods and get stocked up for Christmas.

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Visit Us

Come to our haven in the Northern Quarter to browse, buy and be a part of our community.

For over 40 years, Manchester Craft & Design Centre has provided a home to some of the region’s most talented independent designers and makers. Selling textiles, jewellery, accessories, ceramics, glass, prints and homeware, each of the 20 studios offers much more than just a shopping experience.

We run a regular exhibitions programme that promotes and celebrates regional, national and international Craft talent. Our exhibitions are free to visit and are open to the public Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5.30pm and the 2nd Sunday of the month, 11am – 5pm. We also run a regular series of craft workshops in Space2 on the ground floor. Find out what’s coming up here. Our new cafe BQ Bitesize is now open. The cafe will be open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 5.30pm, and on the 2nd Sunday of the month, 11am – 5pm. Now open on Mondays 10am – 5.30pm for coffee & cake!

Manchester Craft and Design Centre