Arts & Crafts Centre

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

On this page you can find out more about joining us as an art maker, coming to one of our events or visiting our shop, cafe and gardens.

We look forward to welcoming you!

About us

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

On weekdays our workshops are filled with Art Makers creating beautiful and unique pieces of art. 

Be an art maker
Arts and Crafts Centre Entrance

Visit us

Our lovely shop in Knaresborough is currently open Monday – Friday 10am- 4pm. The shelves are stocked up with loads of beautiful, colourful handmade pieces including cards, jewellery and garden accessories.

You can also pop by for coffee and cake or take a stroll around the gardens.

In order to protect our art makers, we politely ask that you bring your masks and wear them in indoor spaces apart from when seated.

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.

Tables are set with table clothes and napkins for an event in our cafe

Room hire

Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre offers an accessible venue 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.

Holly is dressed in an inflatable unicorn costume at our beer fest


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

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.

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
Shirley and Nat smiling whilst they work on mosaics together

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

Contact us

Call 01423 541888


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