The Minories Galleries

Colchester, United Kingdom


  • 74 High Street
  • Colchester CO1 1UE
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Monday -Saturday 10am - 5pm

Travel Information

Train: Situated at the end of Colchester High Street, next to the bus station, and a short walk from Colchester Town railway station.

The Minories Galleries is a professional contemporary art gallery run by Colchester School of Art. The site is also home to the School's Postgraduate programmes.

A listed Georgian building, The Minories is of local importance within the historic town of Colchester. The Victor Batte-Lay Foundation, over the years assisted by the 'Friends of The Minories' support group, have ensured the building be used to the benefit of the local arts community. This has continued and now ensures the Colchester School of Art provides contemporary art and design in one of Colchester’s most distinctive buildings. As well as studios for the MA students, the site also houses a public gallery and café surrounded by a walled garden. The Minories is next door to firstsite, Colchester’s new contemporary art space, in the centre of the town’s cultural quarter.

The Galleries are open Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm. Entry is Free.


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