Ards Crafts is a modern, contemporary craft centre situated within Ards Visitor Information Centre.

Ards Crafts is a contemporary Craft Retail and Design Centre, providing a platform for the promotion of craft businesses from the Ards and North Down Borough. This is the perfect place to choose something unique, handcrafted and inspired from a wide range of ceramics, pottery, glass, textiles, jewellery, print, batik, wood and more.

‘The Space’ exhibition area provides an exciting annual calendar of craft showcases and demonstrations by local and invited Makers.

Annual Craft and Arts Events hosted by Ards Crafts include the Creative Peninsula Open Studio week, the Creative Peninsula Christmas Craft Fayre, Meet the Maker, Art in the Loft exhibition series and Spring into Craft

Craft Development Services include Business signposting support; Craft Business Surgeries; Access to training opportunities.

To receive regular updates on upcoming events and promotions within the Craft Centre, join the ‘Friends of Ards Crafts’ mailing list.  Contact the Ards Crafts team on to find out more.

Opening Times

  • Monday – Friday 9.15am–5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am–5pm


  • Free

Contact Details

  • Address Ards Crafts 31 Regent Street Newtownards Co.Down BT23 4AD
  • Telephone 028 9182 6846
  • Email Ards Crafts
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