Crafts Study Centre

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University for the Creative Arts Falkner Road

  • Phone: 01252 891450
  • Group visits / Research visits: 01252 891452

The Crafts Study Centre, established in 1970, has an international standing as a unique archive and collection of 20th century British crafts. The Tanner Gallery features work from the Centre's remarkable permanent collection while the Contemporary Exhibitions Gallery shows the work of today's most innovative craft practitioners. Digital images and essays about the collections can be found at

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Crafts Study Centre is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm and on Saturday 10am to 4pm.


Free admission

Travel directions:

By rail London Waterloo to Farnham (via Woking). 15-minute level walk from station. By bus Stagecoach Bus no. 64 between Guildford and Winchester stops in Farnham Town Centre (The Borough). From The Borough, go west, turn right into The Hart. By road Drop-off and street parking in front of the Centre; pay & display car parks.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

The Crafts Study Centre is home to an internationally-recognised collection of modern British craft. We hold inspiring free exhibitions of modern and contemporary craft year round in our two galleries. Our research library is available by appointment.


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Information point provided
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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