Inspirations Superstore - Preston

Notice to all Inspirations customers

To all of our customers,

We know how important our Inspirations store is to the local craft community and so have kept the Preston store open as long as it has been safe to do so.  Unfortunately with the recent increase in Coronavirus cases we have made the decision that our store will close at 5pm on Tuesday 24th March until further notice.

We understand that craft is both important as a creative outlet and for its positive mental health benefits. You can keep up to date with us socially on Facebook and Instagram and, of course, we are always open online at

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this unprecedented situation and when the time is right, we look forward to welcoming you back into store.

Stay safe and all our love

Emma, Claire and the team xxx


 Inspirations is our 10,000² ft award winning craft superstore in Preston, Lancashire.

We stock papercrafts, scrapbooking, knitting and stitching, hobbies and gifts along with all your favourite brands! We are also known as the home of Hunkydory Crafts as we stock all of the Hunkydory product range, along with other great brands such as Tim Holtz, Sweet Dixie, Sue Wilson, Tonic Studios, Crafter’s Companion and many more.

  OPENING TIMES:  Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:30 Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

 FIND US: Capitol Centre, Preston, PR5 4AW   T: 01772 880852


Free Demonstrations:

In light of the government advice, we are suspending our Workshop and Demonstration programme until further notice. We are really sad to have to do this as we know how much you love these dates in your diary and promise that we will bring them back as soon as the government allows. Howeever, the health and safety of our customers is paramount.

In the meantime we remain open and will be delighted to see you. Be assured that we are doing everything to maintain a healthy store, following all the guidelines as far as cleaning is concerned, and in fact doing even more.

Should you not wish to visit in person, just telephone 01772 880852 and we can take your order and send it out to you, or you can arrange collection by a neighbour, friend or family member.

Alternatively, you can shop online at or call 01772 272572 where you will find many of the lines that we have in-store.

Stay safe!

Inspirations Team x

Come along for a free demonstration at our Inspirations store in Preston.

This is a great opportunity to meet other crafters, learn new tips and techniques or try out a new craft!

No need to book, just pop in anytime and stay as long as you like.

Saturday 21st March 10am - 4pm

Susan Lees

Susan  will be demonstrating some of the new additions to the store

Saturday 4th April 10am - 4pm

Lynn Miller

Lynn is back in-store with her popular crochet drop-in. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, just bring you hooks and join in the fun!

Saturday 18th April 10am - 4pm

Susan Lees

Susan  will be demonstrating some of the new additions to the store

Saturday 25th April 10am - 4pm

John Lockwood

Free demo with John Lockwood

Upcoming Workshops:


Join us at our store in Preston to get hands-on with some of the best products, as well as the best craft tutors in the market and make some beautiful crafts to take home with you.

You will also receive a 10% off Voucher to use on the day against any products bought in-store. If you need to purchase anything prior to the workshop for use in it, then you will receive 10% off those too!

Places for these workshops must be booked in advance, either by telephone 01772 880852, online or in-store.

Directions to Inspirations:



To find us using a GPS or SatNav, please use the postcode PR5 4AW

  • From the M6 - take Junction 29 and follow the signs to A6 Preston.
  • The Capitol Centre is on the left, marked also as Park & Ride.
  • Turn left onto Capitol Way.
  • Inspirations is straight ahead, behind Dunelm.


Park & Ride buses can be accessed from Preston in Jacson Street, besides the Harris Museum & Library. Buses run every 10 minutes in peak hours. Inspirations is located next to the Park & Ride carpark.

The Capitol Centre is also accessible by bus, serviced by two regular routes from the city centre.

Stagecoach - Chorley/Bolton - 125/126

Stagecoach - Wigan - 113


Preston Train Station is a short journey away from Inspirations. You can either take a short walk to the bus station OR take a connecting bus.

Buses from the Train Station: 1, 3 or 88a to the City Centre.

The Park & Ride bus departs from Jacson Street, next to the Harris Museum & Library. Buses run every 10 minutes in peak hours. Inspirations is located next to the Park & Ride carpark.

Have a look around Inspirations!

Have a peek inside our store with our virtual tour.

Click on the arrows to 'walk' around!