Inside the Sentinal Gallery

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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.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Children welcome


  • Guided tours for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions


Road Directions

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.Accessible by Public Transport: Wivenhoe station is 0 miles away.

The Sentinel Gallery

Type:Art Gallery

Chapel Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9DX

Tel: 07769945793

Opening Times

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