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The Minories Galleries

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My friends used to say that the grad show is their “high point” as an artist.

“Impressions: Colchester School of Art” As your grad show is coming to an end, a strong social... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Nice art gallery at top of East Hill

Often missed as the far larger and brasher 'Firstsite' art gallery just round the corner seems to... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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74 High Street, Colchester CO1 1UE, England
+44 1206 712437
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A lovely gallery and shop always an enjoyable experience here, staff very helpful and informative a must to visit

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

“Impressions: Colchester School of Art” As your grad show is coming to an end, a strong social field is starting to pierce through – ready to tackle you down with mandates and chores. The more responsibility’s about to pile up, the more the real thing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to The Minories and viewed a great exhibition by local tutors from Colchester Institute University Centre

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

Often missed as the far larger and brasher 'Firstsite' art gallery just round the corner seems to hog the limelight these days. This one shouldn't be missed, however, as there are often great little exhibitions of local art and some quite quirky stuff. Nice little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

My husband and I visited to see the WW1 exhibition. Personal, poignant and tasteful, arranged to tell a story informative and moving.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Have had lunch here over the years and it’s still great. Pleasant choice of dish of the days, sandwiches, baked potatoes, homemade cakes and teas, coffees and drinks. Garden tables very pleasant and inside equally nice. Friendly service too.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

A place to unwind. Beautiful garden to sit in or inside and food is lovely. Glad it still there after many years and still as popular.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kim S
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The Minories is a friendly gallery with the pleasant ambience of a Georgian town house. It holds regular exhibitions, including the annual show of the Colchester Art Society. The best exhibitions of recent years have been one-man shows including wonderful landscapes by Michael Goodey and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Tamsyn T
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Small and often quirky gallery at the top of East Hill as you come into town from that way. Usually a good selection of local artists' work which probably wouldn't get showcased. Easily overlooked, as the 'VAF' gallery is pretty much next door, so needs...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank sfmann106
Reviewed April 17, 2018

The Minories is part of the Colchester School of Art and so provides a great space for student work to be exhibited alongside that of established artists. We enjoyed our look around and particularly liked the shop! There is a nice garden at the back...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank EH-in-York
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