The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford

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3.5/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
The National Centre for Craft & Design is an arts centre in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, which holds England's largest exhibition space for craft and design. It comprises space for galleries, teaching, and design workshops for designers in residence.The NCCD began as The Hub in 2003, in a converted Hubbard and Phillips company seed warehouse. In 2011 it changed to The National Centre for Craft & Design, funded by North Kesteven District Council and Arts Council England.The NCCD is part of Lincolnshire One Venues, aided by Lincolnshire Arts Trust to promote, and achieve funding for, ten arts centres within Lincolnshire.EventsIn 2011 the NCCD held an international competition for architects and artists to design beach huts for the Lincolnshire coast; entries came from North America, Europe and Asia in the form of scale models, the winning design being built full size.In January 2012 the Centre became a venue for an international touring exhibition, The Museum of Broken Relationships, with Croatian exhibits of personal relationship mementos.The NCCD co-curated, in collaboration with the Crafts Council and mac (Birmingham), the tri-annual Made in the Middle exhibition of contemporary design, held at the mac centre from February to April 2012. The Arts Council funded Design Factory announced that Made in the Middle would visit the NCCD from April to July 2012.
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  • Having a few hours to spend on my own I popped into the centre to see what they had on display and was pleasantly surprised by the different exhibitions. The centre is well laid out and caters for dif...  read more »
  • We stopped off here just to get a quick drink whilst looking at the ducks and playing on the grass. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the cakes look lovely. Flapjack was really yummy. They ha...  read more »
  • This is a place we visit at regular intervals especially if we are wondering what to do. There is a good shop on the ground floor and a decent cafe - although it could be more enterprising. There are ...  read more »
  • A nice place to go and have a look around even if you don't particular like arts and crafts. Get a good view over Sleaford and the navigation. Nice cafĂ©
  • Wonderful facility next to the river, which puts on some daring and important shows. If you are in the area, this is a must see.
  • Lovely place
  • This is actually the wrong address. The National Centre for Craft and Design can be found at Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TW. I have contacted google maps to let them know.
  • its a very large building which is so useless to be honest as it just drained the councils funds. but i suppose if you enjoy art and crafts it is a reasonable experience
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