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image for Historic Site item typeThe Folly at The Minories Galleries

Historic Site, free entry

The Minories Folly

The Minories Folly

The Minories Folly


The Minories,
74 High Street,


Visit and learn about our 18th century Folly, Grade II listed and full of character and eccentricity.
The Minories has a beautiful walled garden with Gothic folly which is licensed for wedding ceremonies. The folly is believed to have been built around 1745 and is probably one of the earliest surviving buildings of the Gothic Revival and has been given a Grade II listed status.
The garden and Folly are both registered with the Essex Gardens Trust.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Open all the time


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 15 - Sat 29 Oct NADFAS at The Minories



Plan route to The Minories Galleries using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88949 Long: 0.90352

By Road:

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 facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed