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Craft Centre:Corris Craft Centre

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Craft Centre, free entry

Hand thrown pottery from the Corris Craft Centre

Hand thrown pottery from the Corris Craft Centre

Hand thrown pottery from the Corris Craft Centre

Wales is operating country-wide restrictions and is currently at coronavirus alert level four, with strict measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. Please check on the Welsh Government website before visiting or travelling to Wales or within Wales.


We are delighted to announce that Corris Craft Centre is welcoming visitors back safely. The Craft Studios, Y Crochan café, Bwtri Welsh food and drink shop and our toilets are all open.

Corris Craft Centre offers 9 individual craft studios home to traditional and contemporary Welsh crafts. Meet the talented designer makers and see many of them at work, making their unique designs. Items handmade at the Craft Centre include rustic furniture, glassware, candles, chocolates, herbal lotions and remedies, jewellery, pottery, traditional wooden toys and multi award winning artisan gin. Also starting from the Craft Centre are a range of visitor attractions providing something for the whole family.
Situated in the foothills of Southern Snowdonia, the Corris Craft Centre is at the heart of a traditional slate mining village with the surrounding hillsides hiding miles of disused underground tunnels and caverns. The village of Corris, which can be seen from the Craft Centre, is a sea of Welsh slate rooves.

There's lots of opportunities for hands-on fun in many of the craft workshops including pottery painting, candle dipping, chocolate making, herbal crafting and furniture building.

At the centre of the Craft Studios is Y Crochan cafe where delicious local produce is used across the all-day menu. Look out for the monthly specials featuring fresh seasonal and local produce. Seating available indoors and outdoors.

The small childrens' play area is a great place for little ones to let off some steam. There are swings, a slide, small climbing frame, fireman's pole and small ride-on rocker animals.

Linked via an archway from the cafe is Bwtri Y Crochan a Welsh Food and Drink shop where you'll find shelves of mouth-watering produce which has been grown, reared and produced often within a few miles of Corris. Welsh food and drink hampers are a speciality and available all year round.

The Craft Centre is also the starting point for the Corris Mine Explorers adventure (winner of The Best Activity / Experience in Mid Wales 2019/2020), Lost Legends of The Stone Circle outdoor storytelling maze and the King Arthur's Labyrinth underground adventure (unfortunately, and in line with Government advice, King Arthur's Labyrinth remains closed). There's also a Tourist Information Point.

Open throughout the season. You may find some of the makers working during the winter months but it's always worth checking, with the individual craftspeople before making a special journey (individual contact details can be found on the Corris Craft Centre website).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Changing Places facility available 24 hours using a RADAR key. Available from our Cafe during opening hours.

Opening details

As a result of the Covid-19 crisis and to keep our staff and visitors safe, the Corris Craft Centre is now closed and will reopen once it's deemed safe to do so. Normally we open Easter to November, however the Craftspeople are often at work, and their studios open at other times of the year. Please telephone for details.


Free entry


nr Machynlleth,
SY20 9RF


Plan route to Corris Craft Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 752077  Lat: 52.65399 Long: -3.84942

Just off the main A487 road between Machynlleth & Dolgellau near the village of Corris in Mid Wales. Accessible by public transport with regular buses from Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Machynlleth: X27 & T2 stop right outside and 34 stops in the village of Corris (a 10 minute walk away).Sustrans Cycle Route 8 passes nearby. Don't use our postcode in your satnav it takes you the wrong way and into the mountains.Use Corris Craft Centre.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Machynlleth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Changing Places facility available 24 hours using a RADAR key. Available from our Cafe during opening hours.