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.

2022 Exhibitions

Connecting Crafts: 24 January– 19 March

The Platform Gallery’s first exhibition of the year brings together two established Crafts, Printmaking and Ceramics through revered Northern Craft organisations; the Northern Potters Association and 10 Strong Artists.  It is the aim of this exhibition to highlight and showcase the wealth of talented artists that belong to these organisations and the wider goal of the gallery to connect visitors with local contemporary makers and their crafts

Craft Open: 4 April – 18 June

The Platform Gallery’s annual exhibition, known for highlighting the wealth of talented craft makers surrounding the Platform Gallery. Connecting visitors with local contemporary makers and their crafts.

Made In Lancashire: 11 July – 3 September

The very best of Lancashire Craft. A mix of craft disciplines by a small group of artists working across an array of disciplines united by their Lancashire connection.

Northern Star: 4 October – 24 December

Guiding you to the best of British craft talent this winter. Showcasing the best of British making, Northern Star provides inspiration for that perfect handmade gift or treat. Join us as we celebrate creativity this Christmas season.


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.




01200 425566

Opening Times:

Monday- Friday 10am-4.30pm

Saturday 10am-4pm

Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre

Station Road