NCCD is closed to the public until further notice 

COVID-19 Update

Following the Government’s advice to control the COVID-19 pandemic, with a heavy heart we are announcing the immediate closure of NCCD to the public until further notice.

We will continue to monitor advice from the Government and Public Health England and we will keep you up to date via our website and social media platforms.

While we are closed our team will be busy planning new and exciting programmes of exhibitions, events and workshops. Please feel free to contact the team via email and social media channels.

We have also set up a new Facebook group to share activities and resources that will keep you creative over the coming weeks and months, please come and join us on our NCCD Family & Community.

We want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and send you all of our best wishes in these uncertain times.

We look forward to welcoming you back to NCCD soon.

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

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.