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Art Gallery, free entry

Sentinel Gallery

Sentinel Gallery


A newly opened art gallery located in the heart of the culturally vibrant town of Wivenhoe. The Sentinel is the mass project of local potter Pru Green. Many will have visited her exhibitions in her Park Road property, which featured the work of local artists and was held in her own living room. The dream grew larger so Pru launched herself into creating a contemporary building to host local contemporary artists accessible to the public. Four years spent fighting for planning permission but thankfully persisting with her dream meant the striking modernist building was born and the gallery opened in March 2015, housing a living space, pottery workshop and public gallery.
The Sentinel Gallery hosts monthly exhibitions of paintings, prints, sculpture and drawings by upcoming artists. Alongside the permanent exhibition space is a ceramic room holding a vast array of Pru's pottery and jewellery.
Together with a rapid changing exhibition program we also put on various workshops of lifedrawing, painting and the occasional clay-play. We hope to extend this with music evenings, poetry sessions and artist talks. To stay tuned on whats on please visit or follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groups

Opening details

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm, during exhibition weeks.
Closed during exhibition changeovers.


Free entry


Chapel Road,


See location of The Sentinel Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 038216  Lat: 51.85620 Long: 0.95860

Travelling via Colchester, from the A133 turn right to Wivenhoe, come past Essex University follow the road down in to Wivenhoe and bear right at the mini-roundabout (Wivenhoe Cross) by the Premier shop. Continue down the high street, opposite the Greyhound pub on the left is the public car park on the right. Turn right into Clifton Terrace, enter the car park on right. Opposite the entrance to the car park is Chapel Road, it is an unmade road so please park beforehand and walk to gallery on foot. If you are disabled you are welcome to park directly outside the gallery so long as it does not block the use of Chapel Road.

There are hourly trains to and from London Liverpool Street Station. If you are travelling via train, leave Wivenhoe railway station turn left up Station Road at end turn left onto the high street, take the next left onto Chapel Road a stony unmade road and The Sentinel Gallery is on the right.
Bus numbers 62 and 62a will deliver you to Wivenhoe. Bus stops are situated along the High Street and at the railway station.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Wivenhoe station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups