The Barony Centre

Address The Barony Centre, 50 Main Street West Kilbride, North Ayrshire KA23 9AR, Scotland, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1294 829179
Website: http://www.crafttownscotland.org/the-barony-centre/

Celebrating Craft and Design

Craft Town Scotland, a community-led initiative, this highly rated visitor attraction features nine studios and the Barony Centre a beautifully converted former church.

Here, visitors can see innovative exhibitions, choose from a range of exquisitely crafted objects, take part in creative activities and treat themselves to coffee and home baking in the cafe.

Additionally, they can stroll through the picturesque town to meet makers in their studios.

“We are fortunate to have craft makers from the latest talent to those with an international reputation, 11 says Craft Town Scotland director Maggie Broadley.

Visitors can also shop at the town’s independent retailers and take in stunning views at the nearby Seamill shore.

Easily accessible by car or train, Craft Town Scotland offers a chance to see and buy quality craft and design work focused in one easily accessible location. All profits generated by Craft Town Scotland are reinvested into sustaining and developing West Kilbride’s retail and cultural hub.

Studios are open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, although some open over and above these times.

The Barony Centre itself is a treat for architecture and design enthusiasts. It opened in May 2012 and was designed by award-winning architectural practice Ingenium Archial Limited. The development recently won a Glasgow Institute of Architects’ Design Award; was the only Scottish finalist in the Architects’ Journal UK Retrofit Awards in the “Cultural Buildings” category; was a regional finalist in the Civic Trust Awards 2013; was Highly Commended in the Scottish Civic Trust’s “My Place” Awards and has just been short listed in the gold standard Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Awards 2013.

A dynamic and flexible space, the venue is a fitting focus for craft and design.

It is open seven days per week throughout the year, from 10am until 5pm except Sunday when it opens from 12noon until 5pm.

See innovative exhibitions in this beautifully converted church, choose exquisitely crafted objects in our gallery shop sample wonderful coffee and delicious home baking from our cafe.

After visiting The Barony Centre, take a stroll through our picturesque town; meet makers in their studios, check out the town’s independent retailers and enjoy stunning views of Arran at the nearby Seamill or Protencross shore.

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