Our Arts and Crafts Centre will be closed to art makers and visitors for the foreseeable future.

We are considering options for what the future of the Centre will look like. Providing a safe and sustainable service will be at the heart of our decision making. We hope to work together to build a stronger Henshaws for the future.

Find out more about the closure in our Arts and Crafts Centre FAQs


Art Maker holding up a crocodile made from clay in the pottery workshop at our Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough

Arts & Crafts Centre Currently Closed

Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough has had to make the very difficult decision to close until further notice.

After discussions with our senior management and because the client group we work with are so vulnerable, we have decided to reduce the risk by closing. Our dedicated staff team will still be working very hard to support other Henshaws services in Yorkshire.

We have always had fantastic support from all our art makers, parents and carers and I am sure you will understand our decision, which was not taken lightly. From all the team at the centre we send our love and support in this difficult time and look forward to seeing you all again in the near future. We will keep you informed of any further changes.

You can find out more in our Arts and Crafts Centre FAQs

Best wishes Maria

Art Maker sticking on layers of newspaper to create a paper mache bowl with the support of workshop leader at our arts & crafts centre

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


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Our stories

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

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

Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre has the power to make a big difference to the lives of those living with disability. We need your support to ensure that more people have the chance to express their creativity. #ArtIsJustTheStart

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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

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

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Please fill in our online enquiry form or get in touch using the details below

Call 01423 541888

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

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