Nestled in the valleys of the Pennines just 45 minutes from Manchester City, the Minerva Craft Centre is the face of minervacrafts.com, supplying the hobbyists and crafters of East Lancashire with everything they could want or need! Our award winning store brings customer's from all over England, not just those on our doorstep, making us the top destination for crafters all over the U.K.!
The website's growing popularity brought brand new custom to the Craft Centre. Being situated right next to Darwen Train Station, just a 5 minute walk from the bus station, and a mere 1.6 miles away from Junction 4 of the M65, makes a commute from Preston, Bolton, and Manchester easier than ever.
The Craft Centre is a hub for all things crafty and caters for a range of hobbyists stocking supplies for Needlework, Toy Making, Latch Hook, Bag Making, Jewellery Making, Crocheting, Knitting, Sewing, Quilting and more!
Our section of yarn and knitting supplies is tough to beat, stocking the complete ranges of Sirdar, King Cole, Wendy, Stylecraft, Robin, Peter Pan as well as supplies and accessories from Pony, KnitPro and Clover to name a few!
Mirroring the spectrum of colour our yarn wall creates is our wide selection of fabrics! From everyday printed Polycotton to specialist Designer Wools we have every avenue covered.
Yarns and fabrics are just the book ends for a complete crafting paradise! Ribbons, trimmings, buttons, bias bindings, needles, threads, pin cushions, carbon paper, tracing wheels, felts, glues, gems, feathers, glitter, beads, the list goes on!
Placed at the heart of the store is our dedicated team, always ready for hands on advice, each member talking from experience. The key to Minerva is we're all crafters here!
All of this is just the tip of the Minerva iceberg! Our store holds a 1/12 of our total range and with the warehouse being situated directly next to the store if you find something online you can come see it in person! We know buying crafting items online can be tricky; we all like to get our hands of fabrics, too! So if you spot something on our website, simply note down the name and product code and we can get it from our warehouse for you!
Here's what some of our customers had to say!
I have today visited Minerva Crafts shop, and was over- joyed at the service which i received by the assistants, it was a pleasure to shop there. The choice was enormous and one of the best shops for material's for any sewing crafts.... i will be shopping with them again soon.......better still I will visit soon...
What a lovely company! Always so responsive to any enquiry. The quality is outstanding. You have tempted me to try making things that I normally would think are too challenging but the quality and reasonable costs make it fun. Thank you
The only thing left to tell you is our address!
Minerva Craft Centre
From M65 - leave at Junction 4, take the roundabout exit after the services and keep left to follow signs for Darwen. Follow the A666 for approx. 1 mile to the town centre, following the one way system up towards the leisure centre. Turn left onto Railway Road at the traffic light junction featuring the Natwest Bank and The Millstone, following signs for the Train Station. Keeping the bus station and Market to your left, follow Railway Road to the top (passing The Old Chapel on your right) and fork right at the top of the railway road onto Atlas Road and we're just on your right!
We are less than a minutes walk from the Darwen Train Station, which is situated on the Clitheroe/Manchester Victoria Line. If you're arriving from Bolton and beyond (the South) you'll most likely alight on the platform closest to the store. Simply walk down the stairs and cross the road to your front and there we are!
If you're arriving from Preston and beyond (The North) you'll most likely arrive on the opposite platform. Simply follow the ramp to the pathway and go under the bridge to your right and you'll see us appear on your Left!
Darwen Bus station is a gentle 3 minute walk from the store, with regular services from Blackburn and Bolton.
We're also right next to a taxi rank for easy local access and we have FREE PARKING!
Please note: The Craft Centre is on a single level and we have a double doorway for easy mobility access, but at the moment we don't have bathroom facilities for customers, particularly those with mobility issues.
We hope to see you soon!
Disclaimer: All stock is subject to availability. Some products on our website are for special order only, and are not kept in stock at all times throughout the year in the Craft Centre. If you are travelling some distance and looking for particular products, please call or email in advance to check availability prior to making a special journey.