Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Welcome to Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5.30pm | Sundays in December, 11am - 5pm | Closed Bank Holidays  
17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD

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Director Kate Day

Kate Day led Manchester Craft Design Centre for almost 15 years. Creating a space where craft, creativity and communities could thrive. She was a passionate advocate for crafts and audiences, a dedicated and determined director and a dear friend. We were all excited to deliver the next phase of our plans for MCAD; together.

Devastatingly, Kate passed away in June after a short illness. We aim to raise £40,000 in recognition of Kate Day and her ambitions for the craft sector in the North West. If you would like to support opportunities for emerging makers and ensure Kate’s legacy for future generations of makers, please donate below. Thank you.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Visit Us

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

For nearly 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 offer 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. We also run a regular series of craft workshops in Space2 on the ground floor. Find out what’s coming up here. Our cafe is currently closed.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre