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The Minories Galleries

74 High Street, Colchester CO1 1UE, England
+44 1206 712437
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Ranked #10 of 34 attractions in Colchester
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: A listed Georgian building, The Minories is of local importance within the historic town of Colchester. Gifted to the town by the Victor Batte-Lay... more » Owner description: A listed Georgian building, The Minories is of local importance within the historic town of Colchester. Gifted to the town by the Victor Batte-Lay Trust, and occupied by Colchester School of Art. The Minories provides contemporary art and design in one of Colchester’s most distinctive buildings. The building has gallery spaces and a popular café surrounded by a walled garden. The Minories is next door to firstsite, in the centre of the town’s cultural quarter. « less
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A small but interesting gallery, easy to pop into when you are in Colchester shopping to see what is on display, it changes often. Also lovely walled garden at the back to sit and have coffee, you would not realise you were in the heart of a town

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I've visited the galleries two weekends in a row, the first time with my mother and aunt who really enjoyed the current exhibitions followed by a coffee and cake in the Garden Cafe, it was a glorious sunny afternoon and busy. I went back this weekend with a friend and her two girls aged 4 and 5 who were fascinated... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I've had for a very long time. The black pudding=simply delicious. Seriously, what is there not to like about the The Minories Galleries and the Cafe?

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I love this gallery, the exhibitions are great, the cafe is brilliant. The employees are friendly and informative.

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Minories in Colchester is a pleasant welcoming cultural centre with an excellent cafe and relaxing garden. The exhibition I saw - Graphics - is on until 26/10/13 and well worth a visit if you are interested in graphic design or Penguin books.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My 2nd visit to the Minories, came in via the back garden this time, what a lovely space, especially the 18th century mock gothic pavilion/summerhouse, complementedbeautifully by surreal cloud scuptures dotted around the lawn. The main exhibition was of Images and Belief, an intriguing title: looking at patterns, numerically recurring patterns eg Fibonacci, or Fractals, and how they create patterns... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Based a few yards from the High Street Tourist Advice Centre, the gallery is well worth a visit. Lots to see in the galleries and garden in which are scultures of clouds on display on the lawns.

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