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Explore Colchester's Museums and Galleries

  1. Colchester Castle
    *BACK OPEN FROM 23rd JULY* Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  2. Firstsite Contemporary Art Gallery
    *BACK OPEN FROM 24th JULY* Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  3. Customers in Firstsite looking at artwork
    Find out what exhibitions are currently on in Colchester, and what's coming up in the near future
  4. *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  5. *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition, free entry.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999

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  1. Address

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

    Telephone

    01206 713700

    Colchester

    *BACK OPEN FROM 24th JULY* Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

  2. Address

    Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

    Telephone

    01206 282939

    Colchester

    *BACK OPEN FROM 23rd JULY* Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum

  3. 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.

  4. Address

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

    Telephone

    01206 385191

    Colchester

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

  5. Address

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

    Telephone

    01206 873184

    Wivenhoe Park

    *CLOSED UNTIL 28th SEPTEMBER 2020* Contemporary Art gallery on the University campus, showing temporary exhibitions and associated events. Parkland with lakes and sculptures.

  6. Address

    Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282940

    Colchester

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

  7. Address

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

    Telephone

    01206 501785

    Colchester

    *BACK OPEN FROM 8th AUGUST* 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…

  8. 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.

  9. Address

    High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN

    Telephone

    01206 282941

    Colchester

    *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition, free entry.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Address

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

    Telephone

    01206 865275

    Nr Colchester

    *BACK OPEN FROM 26th JULY* Boxted Airfield Museum. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.

  13. 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.

  14. Address

    Birch Gallery Tearoom, Fujita, 2 Birch Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0NF

    Telephone

    01206 331363

    Colchester

    Art gallery displaying fine detail watercolours by John Harrison, Originals high quailty prints and greeting cards for sale. Tea room providing teas speciality, coffees, lunches, snacks and cream teas. Closed on Mon & Tues.

  15. Address

    Nottage Institute, Wivenhoe, Essex

    Telephone

    01206 824142

    Wivenhoe

    A registered charity specialising in teaching RYA Shorebased Courses and other unique nautical courses. The Nottage also houses a maritime museum with a collection of paintings, photographs and models.

  16. Address

    Chapel Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9DX

    Telephone

    01206 827490

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Address

    Timberfields, Off Wellington Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3EJ

    Telephone

    01255 502872

    Harwich

    Museum contains the last Clacton off-shore. Oakley Class Lifeboat 34ft and a history of the lifeboat service in Harwich.

  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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