Welcome to Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre
Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre and Cafe lies in the beautifully converted coach house and stables of the former Edwinstowe Hall. It is just a short walk from the famous Major Oak and Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.
The atrium and courtyard house a variety of artists and craftspeople. Visitors can buy original and unique gifts directly from the craftspeople.
There are also a variety of unusual crafts including textiles, turned glass, fossils and gemstones, card- making supplies, coppersmith, candles, handmade soap and jewellery.
Newark and Sherwood Poetry Trail
Once the home of the well-known poet Lord Byron, Newark and Sherwood has always boasted of its literary prestige, and this summer you can celebrate with a fantastic poetry trail.
Including three locations that have inspired poets; Newark Castle, Southwell Minster and Sherwood Forest Arts and Crafts Centre, plus two literary festivals, Newark Book Festival and the Bryon Festival, the trail is the perfect way to discover the beauty of Newark and Sherwood.
Additionally, by visiting three of the five venues on the poetry tail you could be in with a chance to win an amazing bundle of local artistic and literary prizes.
Throughout the year there are a variety of special events to make your visit even more memorable, including themed weekends and family activities.
Children's crafts at Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre 2018
- Wednesday 30 May
- Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August
- Wednesday 31 October
There are eleven studios enclosed by a glass foyer ensuring that your visit is unspoilt by the weather. In the courtyard outside there are five more studios with a small picnic area nearby.
The centre is a working art and craft centre with an extensive variety of arts and crafts where you can see craft workers putting the finishing touches to original gifts and products.
Gifts from new and vintage fabrics, painted furniture and sewing tuition.
Silver and gold contemporary fine jewellery, hand made at the centre. Classes available.
Unique hand painted candles, laser cut clocks, engraved wooden pendants.
Natural works of art, fossils and gemstones jewellery.
Original paintings and prints.
Furniture restoration and small wood gifts
Serving clotted cream teas, illy coffee, with quiet lounge and free wi-fi internet access. A variety of meals and snack available.
Handmade pens for every pocket all made on the premises.
Lovingly crafted fine chocolates for all occasions.
Bronze sculptures and unique pieces of art.
For personalised fabric gifts for everyone.
It is a mix of medieval mayhem and wares, that are truly unusual and surprising.
A mixture of contemporary and traditional soft furnishings designs.
Hand-crafted copper, brass and wrought iron. Polishing and repair services available.
Natural salts, handmade bath and body products.
Join in the conversation
Take a look at the centres Flickr image gallery to see over 200 photo's detailing the studios, crafts and products!
For reviews of the centre or to leave your own feedback visit Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre's Trip Advisor page.
Family friendly and accessible
The craft centre’s studios are accessible to everyone including wheel chair users and prams and pushchairs are also welcome. There are also baby-changing facilities.
Groups are welcome, either with or without prior notice. Car parking is free at the centre and additional public car parks are available nearby (charges may apply). Best of all, admission is completely free.
Demonstrations and exhibitions
Groups regularly join us in the atrium of the craft centre to give visitors a chance to see their craft demonstrations and exhibitions.
The Wooly Outlaws
The Wooly Outlaws meet in the atrium of the craft centre on the first Sunday of every month at 11am. Newcomers and visitors are most welcome.
The Wood Carvers
The Wood Carvers join us on the first Saturday of every month. Come along and see their displays as well as watching them carve.
Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre is in Edwinstowe next to the Youth Hostel just off the A614 and is just a few minutes walk from the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
Summer (1 April to 30 September)
10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday (some studios may be open Mondays).
Winter (1 October to 31 March)
10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday (some studios may also be open on Mondays and/or Tuesdays).
Studios for rent
If you are interested in renting a studio for your own business please contact us on 01636 655697 or e-mail email@example.com
The atrium at the centre is available for hire for functions etc. If you would like to book it please call on 01636 655697.