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Address: 74 High Street, Colchester CO1 1UE, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 712437
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Description: A listed Georgian building, The Minories is of local importance within the...
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.
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Called in here after visiting First space and was a lot more impressed. Small but interesting exhibition.First rate cafe with fantastic outdoor seating area!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called in here after visiting First space and was a lot more impressed. Small but interesting exhibition.First rate cafe with fantastic outdoor seating area!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Popped in here one July lunchtime for a wander around and was very impressed. The grounds have a homely feel and had I not already eaten I would have been enticed by the cafe. However, the galleries themselves are fantastic. Interesting selection of art - not all to my taste, but still capable of being appreciated.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Enjoyed a baguette and cake here. We sat outside and brought picnic rugs for the babies. Staff were friendly and helpful. Very relaxed and will plan to come again!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visited the gallery which is free and houses a small collection of interesting modern art. The eating facility is fairly basic but good value and staff very friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is an impressive building from the outside which feels somewhat run down once through the door. There are a number of rooms on both the ground and first floor today housing an exhibition entitled "Form and Dysfunction" by one Karen Densham comprising miscellaneous objects. There is a small bookshop and a garden cafe at the back. From the evidence... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is what a art gallery should be like. varied exhibits, a lovely old building and an excellent restaurant. Wonderful garden to relax in, you would never know you were in the heart of a town

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The exhibitions of art and crafts always of interest. Also an excellent restaurant which serves homemade snacks and full meals with a variety of beverages. Always well attended.

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Wethersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I don't know much about "the minories" but there was a vintage cocktail night that I attended last minute (because there is a trio called Fox, Wiggle and Sass that I like and they were playing there). It's a great place and we had a lovely evening. The cocktails were a roaring success and helped us ease into the Christmas... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Spent the day in Colchester and were pleased to discover this beautiful Georgian house so close to everything else on the High Street, where we not only enjoyed the art displays but also had lunch in the very clean, relaxing café. As soon as you walk in the front door you are in an oasis of calm with very friendly... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Always pop in and take a look at the art, it's great on your own or with the family. Highly recommend (especially if you head for coffee at the cafe afterwards). It's a little piece of peace and quiet in the heart of Colchester, the gardens are gorgeous too.

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Address: 74 High Street, Colchester CO1 1UE, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 712437
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