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Nice gallery at the top of hill coming into town

Small and often quirky gallery at the top of East Hill as you come into town from that way. Usually... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
Nice gallery and nice staff

The Minories is part of the Colchester School of Art and so provides a great space for student work... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
York, 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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
74 High Street, Colchester CO1 1UE, England
+44 1206 712437
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All reviews great space excellent cafe nice gallery modern art worth a visit artists shop garden
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Reviewed 6 August 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.

Thank richardgr704
Reviewed 27 July 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.

Thank kimshepherd2007
Reviewed 22 July 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

1  Thank Tamsyn T
Reviewed 30 April 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

1  Thank sfmann106
Reviewed 17 April 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

Thank EH-in-York
Reviewed 20 September 2017

After being in the lovely litttle cafe, decided to have a look around the Galleries. One room had some nice paintings, one had about 500 photos, of nothing really interesting, another, modern art stuff... Not our thing so did not really appreciate it

2  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This review is about the cafe, not the gallery. It's a lovely place, with a nice garden, however the service I received was poor. It's not cheap and I would expect better. Dirty, uncleaned tables. I had to ask for mine to be wiped and...More

1  Thank gill h
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This gallery hosts an interesting range of exhibitions, which are changed regularly. It is a small venue but there are enough galleries to generate interest. In addition to the viewing areas there is a shop which is great for unusual gifts also a café. The...More

Thank Honey4Tea
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A great little gallery,varied types of art.The day we visited there was an bazaar with local artists displaying their work,a worthwhile visit.

Thank roger_ashcroft
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great value food. Excellent, friendly service from Issy and her helper (sorry didn't catch her name). Speedy service but not rushed. Answered all our difficult tourist questions . Closed on Sundays. The Art gallery is a bit "Tate Modern " for us but you can't...More

Thank glynthered2015
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