Photo: Scott Murray

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

As part of our phased re-opening, our opening hours have changed:

Mon - Closed
Tue - Closed
Wed - Closed
Thu - 10am-4pm
Fri - 10am-4pm
Sat - 10am-4pm
Sun - 10am-4pm

Our Christmas & New Year opening hours are:

Thu 24 Dec - 10am-2pm
Fri 25 Dec to Fri 1 Jan
- Closed
Sat 2 Jan
- 10am-4pm
Sun 3 Jan
- 10am-4pm

Please use the Eastgate Green entrance to enter NCCD.

We have a number of new measures in place to ensure a safe visit which you can read about in our Re-opening Frequently Asked Questions.

Please also be aware that we are currently undergoing a major refurbishment, however our shop, cafe and Main Gallery are open to visit.

We can’t wait to see you all soon!

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.


The National Centre for Craft and Design
Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford,
Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW

+44 (0) 1529 308 710

How to Find Us

By Car: Use NG34 7DW for sat navs and follow the brown signs which are displayed on all approaches to the town. The A15 and A17 routes pass directly through Sleaford linking to the A1 within 20 minutes.

Parking: 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. Parking is free for blue badge holders.

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

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

Accessibility & Facilities

NCCD is a fully accessible building with lift access to all floors. There are accessible toilets and we are wheelchair and buggy friendly. Mobility scooters are available on request. 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

Ceramic Kiln Hire

Want to fire your pottery but have no kiln?

We are hiring our kiln to be used by individuals, schools and community groups.

The kilns dimensions are 60cm high x 40cm wide x 60cm deep.

Costs: £35 per firing

For more information contact or 01529 308 710

Photo: Electric Egg


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.

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Photo: Electric Egg

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Image: Life Drawing with Martyn Blundell | Photo: Scott Murray