The Minories Galleries
Art Gallery, free entry
The Minories Galleries is a professional contemporary gallery managed and run by Colchester School of Art, part of Colchester Institute, providing exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design in one of Colchester's most distinctive buildings. The site is also home to the school's postgraduate programmes. As well as studios for the MA students and a public gallery, the site also contains a café surrounded by a walled garden.
A listed Georgian building, the Minories is of local importance within the historic town of Colchester. The Victor Batte-Lay foundation ensures that the Minories is used to show art for the benefit of the people of Colchester.
The Minories is next door to Firstsite, Colchester's new contemporary art space, in the centre of the town's cultural quarter.
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
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We are 5 minutes walk from Colchester town train station and Colchester's pedestrian shopping centre and 30 seconds walk from Castle Park.
Coming from either Colchester bus station or Colchester town station follow Queen St towards the Castle Park. Before you get to the Castle Park you will see a side entrance to the Minories which is signed. If coming from the High St please follow the road to end, we are on the right hand side just past the Castle Park.
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed