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Explore Colchester's Museums and Galleries

  1. Colchester Castle
    Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  2. "Artfund Museum of the Year 2021 - Winner"
    Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary art gallery and winner of the Artfund Museum of the Year, 2021.
    1. Customers in Firstsite looking at artwork
      Find out what exhibitions are currently on in Colchester, and what's coming up in the near future
    2. Hollytrees Museum Exterior with Wisteria
      An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume, clocks and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    3. Natural History Museum Fossil Displays
      Get up close to nature as you discover an interesting perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today.Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022

    Number of results: 26

    , currently showing 1 to 20.

    1. Address

      Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

      Telephone

      01206 713700

      Colchester

      Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary art gallery and winner of the Artfund Museum of the Year, 2021.

    2. Address

      Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

      Telephone

      01206 282939

      Colchester

      Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum

    3. Address

      Colchester Roman Circus Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

      Telephone

      01206 501785

      Colchester

      The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built in the early 2nd century CE and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain.

    4. Address

      Tiptree Tea Room, Shop & Museum, Wilkin & Sons Ltd, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0RF

      Telephone

      01621 814524

      Factory Hill, Tiptree, Colchester

      Tiptree is the home of the Wilkin family - where from 1885 the first Tiptree jam was made. Delightful museum, tea room and gift shop.

    5. Address

      Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

      Telephone

      01206 282940

      Colchester

      An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume, clocks and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.

    6. Address

      Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

      Telephone

      01206 242524

      Colchester

      For over 50 years the East Anglian Railway Museum has been transporting visitors of all ages back in time to discover the unique history of the region’s railways.

    7. Address

      High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN

      Telephone

      01206 282941

      Colchester

      Get up close to nature as you discover an interesting perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today.Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition.

    8. Address

      University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ

      Telephone

      01206 873184

      Wivenhoe Park

      Contemporary Art gallery on the University campus, showing temporary exhibitions and associated events. Parkland with lakes and sculptures.

    9. Address

      Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6AZ

      Telephone

      01206 322127

      Colchester

      Explore the life and work of renown British artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) in his former home and studio.

    10. Address

      Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW

      Telephone

      01206 865275

      Nr Colchester

      Boxted Airfield Museum. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.

    11. Address

      Mersea Island Museum, High Street, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8QD

      Telephone

      01206 385191

      Colchester

      Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing industry, including a fisherman's cottage display. Special exhibitions and gift shop.

    12. Address

      Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HH

      Telephone

      01787 464280

      Colchester

      We are a dynamic group of over 30 professional artists working from our studios in disused farm buildings on the rural outskirts of Colchester. We have a gallery on site which hosts a full programme of exhibitions throughout the year.

    13. Address

      Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA

      Telephone

      01787 310207

      Sudbury

      Kentwell Hall in Long Melford, is Suffolk’s hidden gem and one of England’s finest Tudor houses that stands within the most extensive moat in the county and over 30 acres of gardens and ground. Kentwell offer a yearly calendar of events.

    14. Address

      The Walls, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1AS

      Telephone

      01206 392717

      Manningtree

      Riverside gallery with monthly selling exhibitions of work by modern and contemporary artists of East Anglian, national and international fame.

    15. Address

      Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ

      Telephone

      01787 460261

      Castle Hedingham

      Visit Hedingham Castle for a great family day out. Bring a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens and lakes then take time to explore the 110ft tall Norman Keep.

    16. Address

      Harwich Museum, Anglia House, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3FN

      Telephone

      01255 317330

      Main Road, Harwich

      A local history museum in the historic port of Harwich

    17. Address

      The National Trust, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1RE

      Telephone

      01376 562226

      Coggeshall

      Grange Barn stands as a reminder of the once powerful Coggeshall Abbey; with ancient pillars soaring to a cathedral like roof.

    18. Address

      Chapel Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9DX

      Telephone

      07769945793

      Wivenhoe

      A newly opened art gallery, located in the heart of Wivenhoe. Hosting regularly changing exhibitions of local artists of 2D and 3D, alongside Pru Green's own pottery workshop is a ceramic room of her pots and others with jewellery.

    19. Address

      Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO61UH

      Telephone

      01376 563003

      Coggeshall

      Exhibitions and photographs of Coggeshall's industrial, agricultural and social history. Coggeshall lace, working loom, archaeology, Coggeshall bricks, video footage and computerised postcard show. Town tours by prior arrangement.

    20. Address

      Priory Mews, Braxted Park Road, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0QB

      Telephone

      07980 768616

      Tiptree

      Sculpt Gallery boasts an exciting programme of exhibitions promoting high quality contemporary British sculpture and fine art ceramics.

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