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Mental Health Centre and Art Gallery in Stockport, Manchester

Arc is an arts organisation and art gallery in Stockport specialising in mental health based at Hat Works, Wellington Mill, Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Please scroll down for current visitor guidelines related to the pandemic.
We are accessed via the A6 Wellington Road South entrance. Find our postal address and contact details here. If you are visiting a staff member, coming for a meeting or you are late for a workshop after 4pm and the shutters are closed, please press the doorbell to the right.
Further information about visiting below.

The Gallery Cafe & Handmade Shop

Open to the public: 10:00-16:00 Thursdays & Fridays and the last Saturday of every month except December for Art Clubs.

Please Like our Facebook Page for updates. For details about current and upcoming exhibitions, events and workshops at Arc Centre, please visit here.

Keeping everyone safe at Arc

What you will find:

  • Visitor contact details will be collected at the front desk so that we can engage with the NHS test and trace service if necessary.
  • Hand sanitiser is available throughout the building in key locations.
  • All shared spaces, equipment and toilets will be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
  • We will keep rooms well ventilated.
  • Numbers for workshops and activities will be reduced where appropriate.
  • Class start and end times are spaced out so that participants can enter/exit the building without coming into contact with others.

When you are visiting Arc please follow these guidelines:

  • Do not enter if you are feeling unwell, have any Covid-19 symptoms or live with anyone who has tested positive for the virus.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry, before and after using the toilets and frequently throughout your visit.
  • Unless medically exempt, please wear a face covering whilst moving through and around our spaces.
  • You are free to use the NHS app QR code, but whether you choose to or not, please ensure you provide your details on our sign-in sheet for Track & Trace purposes.
  • Please abide by social distancing measures, and follow our designated wayfinding.

Should you need any assistance, please let us know!

You will find us at the following address;

Arc Centre
Hat Works, Wellington Mill
Wellington Road South (A6)
Stockport, SK3 0EU

How to find us

On foot
Nearby landmarks are Hat Works Museum, Stockport Library, the Garrick Theatre, Stockport Railway Station, Stockport Bus Station and Merseyway Shopping Centre.

By car

We are situated on the A6 and close to the M60 Stockport exit. For parking information, please see this document [PDF 84KB]. Most street parking around the centre is free past 6pm.

By bus or train
Arc Centre is a short walk from Stockport Town Centre and the railway and bus stations and has 192 bus stops nearby.
For further public transport information, please see this document [PDF 84KB] or visit the Transport For Greater Manchester website to plan your specific journey.

Click to view map in Google Maps or call us on 0161 480 7731 if you need assistance.