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.
The Minories facade

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 continues and now 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 public galleries and café surrounded by a walled garden, which also serves as a unique wedding venue, and venue for private parties and celebrations as well as conferences, business meetings and training sessions. The Minories is next door to firstsite, Colchester’s new contemporary art space, in the centre of the town’s developing cultural quarter.

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

The Minories Garden Cafe is open Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm.

More information about The Garden Cafe  HERE

74 High Street, CO1 1UE Colchester, United Kingdom

Tel: (01206) 712437   E-mail: the.minories@colchester.ac.uk

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