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The Craft Centre and Design Gallery

Neighbourhood: Leeds City Centre
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Address: | City Art Gallery, Leeds LS1 3AB, England
Phone Number: +44 113 378 7241
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The Craft Centre represents UK designer/makers within a regular changing...

The Craft Centre represents UK designer/makers within a regular changing exhibition programme showcasing jewellery, wood, glass, ceramics and limited edition prints. The Craft Centre's aim is for others to foster an appreciation of contempoary craft; the skill, originality and beautiy inherent in these unique pieces.

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Good range of gifts

I've bought quite a few cards and gifts for friends from here. They have a nice range, and since Leeds City Council closed down the Tourist Info Office in the railway station... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Ware, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is only a small gallery but the selection of crafts is excellent with prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery etc. We were very impressed with the lovely works on view. Certainly worth a visit.

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Thank John G
LeedsCraft, Manager at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you here soon to visit us again. More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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561 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This very individual shop is housed in the same impressive building as Leeds Art Gallery and library. We have been here several times and always found it to be interesting as pieces by individual designers and artists are on display and for sale. It is a good place to go if you're looking for inspiration or a unique gift.

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Thank LauraDaveJames
LeedsCraft, Manager at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback we really appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you here again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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509 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I've bought quite a few cards and gifts for friends from here. They have a nice range, and since Leeds City Council closed down the Tourist Info Office in the railway station (despite an annual turnover of £1 Million), it's one of the few places you can buy Leeds/Yorkshire souvenirs and gifts.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I came to Leeds for a special reason but was glad to look around the city which has much to offer. I was disappointed to find the art gallery was closed for refurbishment but stumbled accross the Craft Centre which was fun and interesting. There were a couple of things I could have taken home there and then if my... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This place oozes creativity and design, and although the Art Gallery is closed in 2016, this remains open, I went primarily last time to see the Carry Akroyd print exhibition, although most of the shop is out of my price range there is always something you can pick up- the cards are lovely, as are the scarves and jewellery. This... More 

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LeedsCraft, Manager at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about your recent visit to The Craft Centre and Design Gallery; we really appreciate your feedback. We try and cater for all budgets so there's something for everyone to enjoy and with a constantly changing showcase of British makers there is something to discover with every visit. We'll look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

If you love art or just want something a bit special as a present this is the place to go. Contemporary art to please most people which is laid out really well.

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Thank Highkit
LeedsCraft, Manager at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review of your experience visiting The Craft Centre and Design Gallery; we really value your comments and look forward to welcoming you here again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

It's good to be able to showcase your work and your passion and this space in Leeds allows this to happen. There are often very interesting and creative - and usually unique pieces on display that you can also regularly choose to own should your budget allow It's also a good way to kill time whilst admiring the displays if... More 

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1 Thank Craig M
LeedsCraft, Manager at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review Craig, we were really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and were inspired by the collections we had on display. Keep visiting us for our exciting and changing seasonal exhibition programme; there's something new to discover with every visit. More 

Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

I've just started making silver jewellery so I love visiting this shop for inspiration. Some of the items are quite expensive, but not when you consider the work that goes in to to their creation. There are also plenty of unique and affordable items on display - I've had a ring from there customised for me by the designer and... More 

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1 Thank YorkshireAly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

I love the Craft Design Gallery and have been a regular visitor for the last few years. It's ideal if you're looking for something a bit different and great for gifts. I've slowly built up a little collection of unique jewellery, which is often commented on and all thanks to the gallery. Prices aren't cheap but as everything is handmade,... More 

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Thank Zolem
LeedsCraft, Manager at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're really happy to have playing a part in your burgeoning unique jewellery collection and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Lancashire England
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

Looking for somewhere to visit on Bank Holiday Monday, we thought we would visit Leeds and go to the art gallery. Admittedly not having checked the website before, on arriving at the gallery we saw the posters outside for the gallery itself which listed daily opening times (which said nothing about being closed on Bank Holidays), alongside a poster for... More 

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LeedsCraft, Manager at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent visit to Leeds. As we are independent of the City Art Gallery we are unable to comment on their behalf. I appreciate it must have been very disappointing to find us closed after finding the City Art Gallery closed but I'd like to mention that our establishment, The Craft... More 

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