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The Craft Centre and Design Gallery

The Craft Centre and Design Gallery


The Craft Centre and Design Gallery aims to take you on a journey to experience the talent, skill, originality and beauty of contemporary craft made by UK designer makers today. You too can own an original piece of art and share your enthusiasm for craft with others.

They are a small but efficient team of six and between us we look after everything from visiting trade shows and inviting designers to installing new exhibitions and preparing/distributing all our press and publicity. They even have to keep the gallery spotless! And of course somewhere in the middle of all this they find time to sell beautiful pieces of contemporary craft.

Each year their lively exhibition programme comprises four diverse front of house exhibitions, alongside two inspirational print shows and three dedicated showcases highlighting materials such as ceramics, glass and wood. In addition to this we celebrate the festive season with no less than seven unique exhibitions, carefully selected to demonstrate the wealth of beautiful hand crafted pieces perfect for every stocking! The exhibition programme is augmented by an ever changing selection of designers specifically chosen to support and enrich each individual showcase.

With work by over 300 designers on display at any one time you're sure to find what you're looking for; whether it be for inspiration, gift buying or simply to while away a peaceful lunch hour.

Disabled access

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, closed Sundays and Mondays. Please contact the gallery approaching Bank Holidays and for extended opening times during Christmas.


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 2 Aug - Sat 29 Oct Moyra Stewart Solo Ceramic Showcase
Sat 2 Jul - Sat 29 Oct Summer Print Exhibition: Jane Ormes & Julia Ogden
Sat 1 Oct - Sat 31 Dec Winter Warmers
Sat 5 Nov - Sat 7 Jan Christine Cummings Ceramic Showcase
Sat 5 Nov - Sat 7 Jan In the Spotlight
Sat 5 Nov - Sat 25 Feb John Duffin: Solo Print Exhibition



City Art Gallery,
The Headrow,



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Map reference: SE 298338  Lat: 53.80013 Long: -1.54871

By Road:

From all directions head towards Leeds City Centre. On the approach to Leeds City Centre, follow signs for the "Loop Road". This is the one way system around the city centre. Leeds Craft and Design Gallery is found at junction three of the loop road. Parking can be found at the nearby The Light Car Park, which is found at junction five of the Loop Road.

By Public Transport: From Leeds City Train station head straight up Park Row to the junction with Park Row. At the criossroads turn left and then corss over the road. The Gallery is found underneath Leeds Central Library and Leeds Art Gallery.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed