Sundays at Manchester Craft and Design Centre


11am - 5pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

We will be opening on the 2nd Sunday of the month in conjunction with the relocation of the Northern Quarter Maker’s Market!

Visitors can browse and buy from our makers in person, see the products being made, commission something special, or simply relax and take in the beautiful surroundings of our Victorian market building. Our two floors of maker studios create and sell jewellery, ceramics, homeware, textiles, artwork and much more.

Our new cafe BQ Bitesize will also be open, serving hot roast sandwiches, soup of the day, doughnuts and pastries, breakfast butties, artisan coffee, and quality wines, cheese & charcuterie.

If you fancy getting creative yourself, there will be craft activities for all the family to enjoy throughout the day. All abilities are welcome to our informal craft drop-in sessions, including weaving, communal drawing and model-making.

The Northern Quarter Makers Market, also running on the second Sunday of every month, features an expansive range of art, craft, coffee, baked goods, music and street food as well as hundreds of traders offering an eclectic variety of wares.

We will be open from 11am – 5pm so head down to the Northern Quarter, soak up the atmosphere and see what you can find!


Sunday 12th February
Sunday 12th March
Sunday 9th April (CLOSED for Easter Sunday)
Sunday 14th May
Sunday 11th June
Sunday 9th July
Sunday 13th August
Sunday 10th September
Sunday 8th October
Sunday 12th November
Sunday 10th December

Kantos Chamber Choir perform Sea Change on Sunday 23rd April. The studios will be closed but the Centre will be open to ticket holders. You can purchase tickets here.
Christmas Launch Event, Saturday 11th November, all-day
Festive Sundays:
Sunday 3rd December, 11am – 5pm
Sunday 10th December, 11am – 5pm
Sunday 17th December, 11am – 5pm
Sunday 24th December, 11am – 3pm (Christmas Eve)

Manchester Craft and Design Centre