Crafts Study Centre

Free to all

The Crafts Study Centre, a specialist university museum and research centre, is home to internationally acclaimed collections of modern and contemporary British craft.

The Crafts Study Centre is a unique institution that combines a museum, research centre, and public venue, all dedicated to modern and contemporary British craft. Located at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, it is a haven for those interested in exploring the rich history and innovative practices of British craft movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Internationally-renowned collections

The centre’s collections encompass a variety of craft disciplines. Delve into the artistry of ceramics by iconic figures like Bernard Leach and Lucie Rie and find works by influential textile artists such as Ethel Mairet and Phyllis Barron. The centre also houses a collection of modern calligraphy, furniture pieces, works on paper and jewellery.

Exhibitions, events and research

The centre regularly hosts exhibitions featuring works by both established and emerging artists. Gallery talks by leading artist-makers are held year round in the Centre's two galleries, and it is host to one academic symposium a year. The Centre's research library is available by appointment for those interested in learning more about its collections.

Fostering creativity and scholarship

The Crafts Study Centre plays a crucial role in promoting scholarship and creative exploration within the field of craft, actively fostering research and writing on modern and contemporary craft, and even publishes new books and monographs to disseminate knowledge and inspire future generations.

Craft shop

Find bespoke crafts from established and emerging makers the Gallery Shop. Alternatively you can buy items online from the Crafts Study Centre website.

Visitor information


Crafts Study Centre

Crafts Study Centre, University For The Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS
01252 891450

Free to all

Opening times

Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm Sat, 10am – 4pm

Visitor information

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