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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 Victor Batte-Lay Foundation, over the years assisted by the ‘Friends of The Minories’ support group, have ensured the building be used to present art for the community of Colchester and visitors to the town. 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 the public gallery and shop, there is also the Batte-Lay Tea Rooms (run by Tiptree) and a wonderful walled garden that is looked after by The Friends of The Minories. 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.

74 High Street, CO1 1UE Colchester, United Kingdom

Tel: (01206) 712437

E-mail: the.minories@colchester.ac.uk

 

 

Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
A monthly bazaar organised by local makers, producers, designers, artists, hackers, menders, craft people and artisans. This is the first...
Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
If you own a sophisticated camera and only use it on ‘auto’, this is the course for you. This two...
Mar 4 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
The beautiful Minories Galleries will be the setting for this course of intensive hands on drawing sessions with artist Jane...
Mar 11 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
If you own a sophisticated camera and only use it on ‘auto’, this is the course for you. This two...
Mar 18 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
In these workshops, local tattoo artist, Tristan Howe, will give an introduction to designing tattoos. You will look at different...
Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
A monthly bazaar organised by local makers, producers, designers, artists, hackers, menders, craft people and artisans. This is the first...
Apr 1 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
The beautiful Minories Galleries will be the setting for this course of intensive hands on drawing sessions with artist Jane...
Apr 15 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
A piece of paper is taken for granted in our daily life, but through this workshop you will learn some...
May 6 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
The beautiful Minories Galleries will be the setting for this course of intensive hands on drawing sessions with artist Jane...
May 20 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
In these workshops, local tattoo artist, Tristan Howe, will give an introduction to designing tattoos. You will look at different...
Jun 3 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
The beautiful Minories Galleries will be the setting for this course of intensive hands on drawing sessions with artist Jane...
Jun 17 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Minories Galleries
In these workshops, local tattoo artist, Tristan Howe, will give an introduction to designing tattoos. You will look at different...

 

 

Support local artists, designers and makers by visiting our shop at The Minories Galleries.

Open Monday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm

 

 

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If you are interested in selling in The Minories Shop please contact Cydney Barrows

cydney.barrows@colchester.ac.uk 

Tel: 01206 712 437

74 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE

 

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