The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford
(3.6/5 based on 60+ 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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  • This was about my fourth visit to the Craft and Design Centre, and I am never disappointed. I loved the knitting, and the origami type jewellery, very clever. The shift dresses were interesting too, b...  more »
  • We came for the current tapestry exhibition. I'm glad we did, but if we had not combined it with other visits in the area I would have felt a bit let down. The exhibition shows a good range of artists...  more »
  • what a fantastic place, lots of stuff going on. entry is free which makes it even better, we looked around two exibitions and some of the items were from arround the world. there was a nice cafe as we...  more »
  • Brilliant range of exhibitions, things for children to do and a lovely cafe.
  • 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©
  • A lovely building and a lovely experience
  • 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