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The Lettering Arts Centre


Lettering - A Living Art Form

Shop, See and Learn at our inspiring arts centre

Whether you want to browse our shop for that one of a kind gift, or visit our acclaimed exhibitions, we'd love to see you at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings. We hold one-day courses here too, as well as talks by leading letter carvers. So do pop by.

Opening Hours

Open daily 11am - 5pm,

PLEASE NOTE: The Shop & Gallery will be closed on Wednesday, 20th November as we are holding a lino-cut workshop in the Gallery. If you are interested in joining us, please see our workshop calendar.

Tel: 01728 688393 / 01728 688934

How to find us

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the Lettering Arts Centre
Snape Maltings
Snape, Suffolk  
IP17 1SP


 The Lettering Arts Centre is seeking volunteers to help in the Gallery shop. Learn More



Rock Paper Pixel Influence, experimentation and Play in contemporary lettering
31 May - 22 September 2019


Upcoming events

This year looks set to be one of our busiest and most exciting yet

There’s so much to experience this year, from demonstrations of letter carving, to talks by renowned artists and studio visits. The best way to not miss out is to check our events calendar.


Our National Collection

Art & Memory

Our Art and Memory Collection is located in stunning sites throughout the UK, to give as many people as possible the chance to enjoy the unique beauty of hand carved letters.


More to enjoy

The Lettering Arts Centre is a fantastic destination


discover OUR ARTISTS

We work with the finest independent artists around the country, all of whom have been approved by a selection panel of Master letter carvers. Visit our advice centre at the Lettering Arts Centre to discuss your commission with us, or browse artists’ work here.

The Shop

Browse the Shop

Our shop at the Lettering Arts Centre has a wonderful range of unique gifts, books, cards and artworks, but if you can't visit us why not browse online?

snape maltings

make a Day of It

The Lettering Arts Centre is at Snape Maltings, an award winning visitor destination with music, shops, nature, walks, local food & art.

Thank you this is inspirational.
I took up calligraphy last year after seeing your ‘Orchestra of Letters’ exhibition. I can only aspire to such artistry!
— GB. Visitor