The Platform Gallery in Clitheroe provides a unique market place for handmade crafts from across the UK.

Visit the Platform Gallery to see contemporary craft exhibitions, buy stunning gifts in the Craft Shop, take part in workshops and educational opportunities or hire a room for your own event.

In the main exhibition space, they present an exciting program of exhibitions from nationally recognised makers as well as focussing on work by Lancashire based designers; exhibited work includes textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, metalwork and much more.

The Mix is the Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre’s room available to hire. This flexible space provides the public with a unique space that can be used for a wide variety of uses;

  • Schools colleges and universities showcasing students’ work
  • Exhibitions of art and community groups
  • Private hire for a birthday party
  • Meetings
  • Solo and group art and craft stalls
  • Guided workshops
  • Artist talks
  • Artist demo’s
  • Small musical performances

To see what they have coming up see their social media pages, or sign up to their emailout  by selecting the Platform Gallery News option.

In the Visitor Information Centre you can pick up the latest information about local events, accommodation, book tickets, buy books, maps and souvenirs.


Platform Gallery Craft Open 2022 Prizewinner.

In 2022 Sarah Kirk won the The Platform Gallery’s annual exhibition the Craft Open, which is known for highlighting the wealth of talented craft makers surrounding the Platform Gallery. As part of this prize a new groundbreaking Ribble Valley business Sairo created a visual 3D image of the piece so that we could capture and enjoy the qualities of Sarah’s work in a digital space.

Sarah’s large-scale sculptural work combined different media that created a big impact, winning the selectors prize for innovation. The piece chosen titled “Pod” was made from ceramic and metal.  Have a play around with the piece by clicking on the image, turn it around, zoom in and out and explore it from all angles.




01200 425566

Opening Times:

Monday- Friday 10am-4.30pm

Saturday 10am-4pm

Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre

Station Road