The Minories Galleries

The Minories Galleries
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A listed Georgian building, The Minories is of local importance within the historic town of Colchester. The Friends of the Minories and Victor Batte-Lay Trust have ensured the building be used to the benefit of the local arts community. This continues with Colchester School of Art providing 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.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday
10.00am - 5.00pm

Admission charges

Free Entry - Open to the Public.

Getting there

By Road:
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.


Accessible by Public Transport : Colchester Town station

Additional info

Cafe / Shop
Accessibilty: Disabled access via the garden entrance

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Bazaar

Bazaar

  • 4 March 2017 11am-4pm

The Waiting Room Bazaar has found a new home at the Minories Galleries!
The fantastic Bazaar is a monthly market run by local designers, makers, artists and food producers from around Colchester. Over the past year it has become a regular and much-loved part of the Waiting Room community at St Botolph’s in Colchester. The Waiting Room project came to a close on New Year's Eve and we are delighted to be able to announce that the Bazaar will continue on at its close neighbour, the Minories Galleries.
Originally set up as a consortium of peers, the traders took the opportunity to promote their work and created a dynamic grass roots event. The local community and visitors to the town are invited to shop, feast, and enjoy great live music whilst interacting with local makers and taking the opportunity to stock up their cupboards with the very best that Colchester and our surrounding areas have to offer.
With that ethos and spirit in mind, the Bazaar will continue in the same vein at the Minories. Local producers will be hosted upstairs in our wonderful period rooms, spilling out into the garden when weather allows. There will also be opportunities to sign up for workshops and artist-led sessions that will run alongside the Bazaar.
The Bazaar will run on the first Saturday of the month, 11am – 4pm starting from Saturday 4th February 2017

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free entry

Getting there

By Road:
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.


Accessible by Public Transport : Colchester Town station

The Minories Galleries
74 High Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1UE
England

Website

E-mail

the.minories@colchester.ac.uk

Telephone

01206 712437

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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