The Minories Galleries houses a contemporary art gallery run by Colchester School of Art. The site is also home to a shop selling some of the best art and crafts to be found across the region, has meeting rooms for hire, and can also cater for weddings and other events. A listed Georgian building, The Minories is of local importance within the historic town of Colchester.
The Garden, and some areas of the main Minories building are available for private hire, for business meetings, conferences or training sessions. The Gardens and Building are also a wonderful setting for wedding receptions, private parties and other celebrations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone our help desk on 01206 7122437.
Weddings – Bespoke packages. Prices starting from £625
For further information please email: katie.thomasson @colchester.ac.uk
Spaces – Ballroom & Old Studio -The Batte-Lay & East Room and small meeting room.
From £25 per hour – £130 day (£50 hourly rate from 5pm)
Suitable for Exhibition, Conference & business meetings, Workshops & Training sessions.
We offer workshop facilities in ceramics, textiles, printmaking, photographic darkrooms, fashion construction, Mac suites, and wood/metal/plastics.
Studios and Workshops
Our students enjoy good access to our workshops and studios. Each course in the School has its own dedicated studio space, and we encourage our students to use the studios to develop work in their own time. Our workshop areas are well equipped and staffed by experienced tutors and technicians to assist our students with the creation and realisation of their ideas and concepts. They include:
Colchester, Sheepen Road
Ceramics ~ Printmaking ~ Wood/Metal/Plastics ~ Print and Constructed Textiles ~ Mac Suites ~ Photographic Studio and Darkrooms ~ Fashion Construction ~ Drawing Studio
Colchester, The Minories
Mac Suite ~ 3D Workshop ~ Research Room
Braintree, Church Lane
Mac Suite ~ Photographic Studio ~ Photographic Darkrooms ~ Printmaking ~ Ceramics ~ Sculpture and 3D ~ Textiles