Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5.30pm

17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD

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17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD

Open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5.30pm

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Group Visits

Visit, experience and explore with a group visit to MCDC

If you’re a school, college or group, you’ll find Manchester Craft & Design Centre an inspiring destination to learn about Craft and the history of the Northern Quarter. Your group can see a wide variety of craftspeople and designers at work in their combined studio and retail spaces.

A visit to the Centre is ideal for students studying at GCSE level upwards, as well as adult specialist interest groups.

So, whether you’re at a local college or University, part of a U3A or WI group, or just a group of friends who’d like to find out more – we’d love to welcome you to MCDC.

We’re very happy to work with you to create a bespoke package for your group’s needs. Below are some packages we offer for groups.

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Our Cafe

Coming Soon

We have an exciting new partnership to announce for our cafe. This business fits brilliantly with our values of small business and sustainability, they are community minded and make delicious food.

We can’t wait to let you know who they are. Watch this space, follow us on social media or click subscribe above to receive our bi-monthly newsletter.


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We are committed to improving access for our customers and we aim to ensure that all customers with access requirements have an enjoyable experience.

Unfortunately, our two-storey Victorian building currently has no lift, making first floor access difficult for visitors with mobility restrictions. We are committed to improve access in the future by raising funds to refurbish the building, making it fully accessible to everyone.

Our management team and resident makers are happy to assist your visit by bringing products downstairs, audio-description, or helping carry buggies or prams upstairs.

Both our entrances are step free. On the ground floor we have an accessible toilet with baby change facilities. Disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders are available on Copperas Street and we welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs. Large print interpretation texts for our exhibitions are available on request.

Please contact the management office on 0161 832 4274 or email to discuss your requirements.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre