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The National Centre for Craft and Design

The National Centre for Craft and Design

The home of British craft and design: exhibitions and shopping set in Sleaford's Navigation Wharf.

In the beautiful setting of Navigation Wharf in Sleaford sits an old seed warehouse. But it’s not what you’d expect: this converted warehouse is home to British craft and design.

The NCCD is the largest venue in England entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of national and international craft and design. Under one roof, five gallery spaces showcase up to 20 world-class exhibitions every year from the most innovative, challenging and accomplished artists to new and emerging talent.

The Centre's stimulating learning programme inspires people of all ages, skills and interest levels and the shop is a cultural haven for the latest contemporary handmade products.

NCCD is are also home to Design Factory, the UK’s leading professional development organisation for British designer/makers and artsNK, the country’s largest rural arts development agency, specialising in visual and performing arts projects.

This used to be a seed warehouse. It still is…

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  • Workshops for all ages
  • Craft and design shop
  • Children's craft trail
  • Guided tours

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Monday-Sunday: 10am-5pm

Closed on Christmas Day.



Ctrl/Shift: New Directions in Textile Art

February 2, 2019 to April 22, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Ctrl/Shift: New Directions in Textile Art


A unique textile exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design, with exhibiting artists demonstrating the creative tensions that exist between accomplished skill, experimentation and the development of new ideas.

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01529 308710
Navigation Wharf
Carre Street
NG34 7TW
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