Arts & Crafts Centre

Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre remains open to art makers and we are delighted that we are continuing to increase our art maker numbers and workshop session attendance. Our shop is open weekdays 9am to 4pm for people to call in to purchase handmade gifts, cards and art materials.

We are looking forward to the time when we can be fully open to members of the public and can welcome people back into our café and gardens, however for now these still remain closed.

It's a pleasure to announce that we now begun running some events outside of workshop hours, during evenings and weekends. Make sure to take a look at our events section to see what's on.

Arts & Crafts Centre

Arts and Crafts Centre Update

Although we are continuing with managed numbers within workshops, with bubbles, Covid restrictions and measures in place we are now welcoming applications from new Art Makers,

If you would be interested in joining us at the centre please call 01423 541888 or email

About us

At Henshaws Arts & Crafts we make more than art. We bring people together in an atmosphere that never fails to inspire.

Through our workshops, people living with a range of disabilities discover their talents, put them into practice and realise their full potential.

Open to all, we have an Arts & Crafts centre which is a community hub where creativity, friendships and opportunities come to life.

On weekdays our workshops are filled with Art Makers creating beautiful and unique pieces of art. We are a social enterprise and your support is hugely important to us, although the centre and gardens are currently closed to the public, you can visit our gift shop from  9am until 4pm Monday to Friday. 

Shirley and Nat smiling whilst they work on mosaics together

Sign up to become a member and join Friends of Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre

By joining as a Friend today, you can help people living a range of disabilities to achieve their ambitions. Open to all, the Arts & Crafts Centre is a community hub which breaks down barriers and where creativity, friendships and opportunities come to life.

100% of membership fees will go directly support Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough.

Your membership fee will not only help our Art Makers express themselves through their choice of workshop, but it will also help them develop new skills and build confidence.

Become a member here and find out more info
Art Maker sticking on layers of newspaper to create a paper mache bowl with the support of workshop leader at our arts & crafts centre

Be an Art Maker

Find out more about our creative and employability workshops for people with disabilities.


Plan your visit to our welcoming Arts & Crafts Centre in the heart of Knaresborough.

An Art Maker smiling with a colourful background in our paper workshop as he shares his experience as part of our stories from Henshaws Arts & Crafts

Our stories

See how we support people living with disability to go beyond expectations.

Three wooden reindeer stand side by side


Discover our programme of music, arts & crafts events which take place throughout the year.

I like coming to Henshaws because I like art. This is my first time making mosaics. Learning to grout has been my favourite thing so far. I also like drawing my favourite characters by copying from the book. Coming here has made me more confident.”

Read Wesley's story

Wesley, Art Maker - Art Studio

Art Maker Wesley holding up his brightly coloured mosaic which features a green crocodile surrounded by blue, yellow and green tiles

Become an Art Maker today!

What our Art Makers say..

Listen to what our Art Makers have to say about the centre and why it’s such an important place for them.

Join us and become an Art Maker

We currently have spaces for new art makers to join us and go beyond expectations. If you or someone you know would like to become an art maker, take a look at our dedicated page with all the information you need to become a Henshaws Art Maker below.

Find out how to become an art maker

Contact us

Call 01423 541888


Visit us at 50 Bond End, Knaresborough, HG5 9AL