For visitors

Opening Times & Access

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary from 12-15th October 2017 in its new home of Upper Campfield Market, just off Deansgate, in Manchester city centre.

DISABLED ACCESS

The venue is all on one level.  Disabled parking is available at the side of the venue on Tonman Street. Disabled toilets are available on site.  

CAFE

There is an on site cafés selling light refreshments and many cafes around the venue.

CREDIT CARD FACILITIES/CASH MACHINES

Some makers have their own credit card terminals. For those who don’t, there is a centralised card payment facility, based at reception, where you can purchase goods using a credit or debit card (American Express cards are not accepted). There are several cash machines within a short walking distance of the venue.

CLOAKROOM/BUGGY ROOM

There is a cloakroom  and buggy room on-site for which there will be a charge of £1 per item. All articles are left at the owners risk and Great Northern Events NW Ltd accepts no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to property left in the cloakroom.

 

Getting to GNCCF & Parking

The GNCCF takes place at Upper Campfield Market, Manchester.

The post code for the entrance to the GNCCF is M3 4FN. This brings you to Campfield Avenue Arcade, between Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant. The entrance to the GNCCF is at the far end of the arcade.

By Car

There is no visitor parking on site except for a limited number of on street disabled and meter parking bays on Tonman St, at the side of the Market Hall.

SAT NAVs to nearest car parks are below.

From the M62 (West)

Follow the M62 to Manchester and at Junction 12 join the M602 towards Manchester city centre. At the end of the motorway, continue straight onto the A57 Mancunian Way. Take left onto A56 Deansgate, through 2 sets of light. The venue is diagonally opposite the Hilton Tower,  behind the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant.

From the M60

Exit the M60 at Junction 5 (sign posted Manchester A5103). Join the A5103 (Princess Road) and continue towards Manchester city centre. Continue ahead at the roundabout into the city centre under the Mancunian Way ie take the 2nd exit onto Medlock St. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Whitworth Street West and continue past Deansgate Locks. Turn right at the lights onto Deansgate (A56). Upper Campfield Market is on the left, diagonally opposite the Hilton Tower, behind the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant.

From the M56

Leave the M56 at Junction 3a and join the A5103 Princess Road towards the city centre. At the roundabout underneath the Mancunian Way continue straight across ( 2nd exit) onto Medlock Street (signposted St Peter's Square). At the traffic lights turn left into Whitworth Street  then turn right at the lights onto Deansgate (A56). Upper Campfield Market is on the left, diagonally opposite the Hilton Tower, behind the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant.

PARKING

There is no parking on site except for disabled parking bays on Tonman St. There are many metered bays with a max 2hr parking stay which take coiins or paybyphone. Tthere are several NCPs within 3 mins walking distance:

 

NCP Great Northern Warehouse, M3 4EE

Euro Car Parks, Deansgate, M3 4LY

Bridgewater St, M3 4LY

 

 

 

 By Rail

 

Public Transport Map

Deansgate station is the nearest and 3min walk from the venue. Regular trains run to Deansgate from Manchester Piccadilly.

From Deansgate Station

Leave the station and cross over at the lights, walk under railway bridge and walk down Deansgate. Campfield Market is on the left,on the diagonally opposite corner to the Hilton Tower. The entrance to the fair is through the Arcade between the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant. Sat nav M3 4FN.

Manchester Piccadilly

From here take the train to Deansgate ( 2 stops) or the tram to Deansgate-Castlefield. See directions on foot from Deansgate Stn above and from Deansgate Castlefield tram station below.

 

Manchester Victoria

Upper Campfield Market is about a 15 minute walk from Manchester Victoria Train Station and five minutes on the Metro shuttle bus. On leaving the main entrance turn right down Deansgate, past Kendals on your right, past Blacks and Sainsburys Local and walk towards Deangate Station. Upper Campfield Market is on the right,on the diagonally opposite corner to the Hilton Tower. The entrance to the fair is through the Arcade between the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant. Sat nav M3 4FN.

By Tram

Metrolink Tram

Metrolink operates a fast frequent service which is fully accessible to all.Daily tickets can be bought from ticket machines at all stops, you must be in possession of a valid Metrolink ticket or pass BEFORE travelling.

The closest stop is Castlefield-Deansgate. which is  a 5 minute walk to the venue. Leave station and head down Deansgate towards City Centre. Upper Campfield Market is on the right,on the diagonally opposite corner to the Hilton Tower. The entrance to the fair is through the Arcade between the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant. Sat nav M3 4FN. 

Plan your journey and check for updates at www.metrolink.co.uk

Further details on getting here by public transport here www.tfgm.com

Group/College Visits & Protocol for Students

If you are planning to bring a group of ten or more to the fair please note the following rules apply:

Organisers must be contacted in advance at enquiries@greatnorthernevents.co.uk with planned date and time of visit and numbers attending. To prevent overcrowding all groups will be given a timed entry.

For large groups advance payment will be required. This will reduce visitor queues on the day, and enable us to fast track your entry to the fair.

Guidelines for Student Groups  

Whilst student groups are welcomed they must ensure that the following guidelines are adhered to throughout their visit:

• Larger groups to split into smaller groups of 5 or less when browsing the fair to prevent congestion around stands and in aisles

• Exhibitor business cards should not be collected routinely. All contact details are contained in the show catalogue and are available from the website. www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk

• The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is a primarily a selling event and exhibitors are there to sell work. We ask that students respect this fact. Most exhibitors are happy to answer questions but students are requested to give priority to buyers.. Please ask permission from exhibitors for permission to take photographs of work

• The café seating area is for visitors who have purchased refreshments from the cafe