The National Centre for Craft & Design incorporating artsNK sits at the heart of the market town of Sleaford, Lincolnshire in the beautiful riverside setting of Navigation Wharf. It is the largest venue in England entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of contemporary and international craft and design. We offer a seasonal programme of dynamic exhibitions ranging from international artists to innovative new work created by local and regional artists shown across our diverse gallery spaces.
We also initiate and support visual and performing arts projects across the North Kesteven district, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, providing high quality, meaningful arts experiences for people to take part in and enjoy.
Open every day from 10am to 5pm except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Find us at...
- National Centre for Craft and Design
- Navigation Wharf
- Carre Street
- NG34 7TW
Our family-friendly offer
Under one roof, our 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.
Our stimulating learning programme inspires people of all ages, skills and interest levels and our shop is a cultural haven for the latest contemporary handmade products.
We endeavour to be fully accessible but please ask a member of staff if you require assistance. Our Centre is wheelchair and buggy friendly. The building and facilities are fully accessible on all levels and there is lift access to the upper floors. Mobility buggies are available on request.
Euan’s Guide provides information about the accessibility of a range of venues across the UK. Read about the experience of one visitor to The National Centre for Craft & Design here
Sleaford01-Feb-2020 10:00 AM - 15:00 PM
The tactile experience of pottery can be meditative, inviting a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. Try your hand at throwing on the potter’s wheel and make a simple pot to take home once f...
FREESleaford04-Feb-2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children are always welcome at NCCD but are our special guests on Tuesday mornings. Each week babes and tots can have a go at activities inspired by our exhibitions without worrying about how much noi...0 - 4 years
Sleaford18-Feb-2020 10:00 AM - 14:00 PM
Create your very own artwork inspired by one of our main gallery exhibiting artists, Laura Youngson Coll, in our popular holiday family workshop!