Situated in the centre of Sleaford in the heart of rural Lincolnshire, NCCD is the home of British contemporary craft and design. The centre is easily accessible by all major transport routes and close to all transport links in the town.

Opening Hours

We are open daily from 10am-5pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Our café is open 10am–4pm.

NCCD closes at 4pm on bank holidays and Easter Sunday, the café closes at 3pm on these days.

Admission to NCCD is FREE. 

Charges apply for some of our workshops and events, please see the specific event page for details. 

No fee is charged when booking a workshop at reception or over the phone. A small admin fee applies when booking online.

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How to Find Us

By Car 

Lincoln, Newark, Boston and Grantham are approximately a 20–30 minute drive away. The A15 and A17 routes pass directly through Sleaford linking to the A1 within 20 minutes.

Use NG34 7DW for sat navs and follow the brown signs which are displayed on all approaches to the town.


Please note a price change in car parking from Sunday 1 April 2018.

Eastgate car park is directly adjacent to the Centre and between Monday and Saturday the first hour parking is FREE, then £1.50 for 1-3 hours and £3.50 all day. On Sunday and Bank Holiday parking is FREE. Disabled parking spaces are also available.

By Train

Sleaford is approximately 2 hours from London Kings Cross, 1 hour from Nottingham and 30 minutes from Lincoln Central. NCCD is a 5 minute walk from Sleaford train station.

By Bus

National Express coaches run a service between Sleaford and London and from other major cities and towns. Sleaford is locally serviced by Centrebus and Stagecoach.

By Air

Our nearest airports are Doncaster Robin Hood International, Humberside and East Midlands which are all less than 1 hour 30 minutes by car from NCCD.

Accessibility & Facilities

NCCD is a fully accessible building with lift access to all floors, with accessible toilets on three floors of the building. All floors of the building are also wheelchair and buggy friendly and mobility scooters are available on request.

There is a café on the ground floor of the building serving hot and cold food and drink. Baby changing facilities are also available.

If you have any specific access questions or requirements please ask a member of staff and we will endeavour to assist in any way possible. Please contact reception in advance of your visit on 01529 308 710 or email



Please note that occasionally photographs may be taken throughout NCCD for marketing purposes, particularly during special events and workshops. If you do not wish your image to be used in any promotional material please inform a member of staff at reception upon arrival.