Crafts Study Centre

The Crafts Study Centre is a specialist university museum and research centre, open to the public. It is home to internationally acclaimed collections of modern and contemporary British craft, in the fields of calligraphy and lettering, ceramics, textiles, and furniture and wood, as well as archival material including diaries, working notes and photographs of makers.

The collections include work by influential figures such as Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, and Hans Coper in ceramics, Ethel Mairet, Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher in textiles; calligraphy by Edward Johnston and Irene Wellington; and furniture by Ernest Gimson and Edward Barnsley.

The Centre hosts inspiring exhibitions by leading artist-makers, lectures, symposiums and open days. The Centre’s Research Room and Library are available by appointment for those interested in learning more about our collections.

The Crafts Study Centre is housed at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham.


We are delighted to welcome you back. Visitors are asked to pre-book to help us ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. Please visit our website for details of our current programme and how to book. We look forward to seeing you again.

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Please check for details of Christmas closure

Visits to the Research Room/Library are available by appointment only.

Location details

Crafts Study Centre
University for the Creative Arts
Falkner Road

01252 891450



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