Crafts Council Gallery

Crafts Council Gallery

Free to all

Based on Pentonville Road in London, this is the Crafts Council’s public space dedicated to craft – host to exhibitions and events year-round.

Committed to telling the diverse stories of craft and making, the Crafts Council Gallery includes a flexible exhibition space, study area filled with 5,000 publications, and a welcoming reception area. Designed to foster collaboration, the gallery is open for hire and partnership working on its programme, through both private events and public exhibitions.

The redevelopment of the Grade II listed chapel that is the gallery's home was completed in 2020, with renovations uncovering the existing parquet flooring and stripping out the suspended ceilings to increase height internally. The redesign includes furniture by Sebastian Cox, and the transformation of the outdoor courtyard.

With a history spanning over 50 years, the Crafts Council is home to the UK's leading collection of contemporary craft, with more than 1,600 objects in its holdings.

Why you should go

  • UK's leading collection of contemporary craft

  • Discover the story of craft from the 18th century to the present day

  • Study area filled with 5,000 publications

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Crafts Council Gallery

Crafts Council, 44A Pentonville Road, London, N1 9BY
020 7806 2500

Free to all

Opening times

The Crafts Council Gallery is free to attend and is open Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm.

Check our website and social media channels for details of planned exhibitions and workshops.


The Crafts Council Gallery is located in a Grade-II listed chapel on Pentonville Road in London. AOC Architecture led the redevelopment of both the interior and exterior spaces, completing work in 2020. Their development stripped out raised floor and suspended ceilings to uncover the original parquet floor and increase the height of the gallery, they used natural materials such as clay plaster resulting in a richly textural environment. The new Gallery has a flexible exhibition space, a study area housing 5,000 publications and a reception area. The reception desk, study furniture and all architraving was designed and made by Sebastian Cox; Soane Britain created a rattan bench; and lighting was supplied by TM lighting. The outside courtyard has been re-designed to provide an open and accessible welcome to the Gallery. The redevelopment was supported by a range of funders including Arts Council England, City Bridge Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Wolfson Foundation, Cockayne Foundation

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