COVID-19: Information

Hello Everyone

We are really sorry but due to the spread of the Coronavirus, as a precaution to protect our visitors and artists in line with all other galleries, museums and theatres, we have decided to close our Gallery to the public from 5pm on Wednesday 18th March 2020 until at least the 19th of April.

Work will continue behind the scenes until we can re-open. We will be reviewing the situation in early April

The Wilkin Tearoom will stay open, via the Garden Gate from Thursday 19th March to Sat 21st March as normal, and will be offering a takeaway service and selling gifts next week between Monday 23rd and Saturday 28th March. Please note there will be no access to the gallery, shop or office at all, this is just the Tearoom.

Tiptree Tea Room at The Minories

Previously known as the Batte-Lay tea room after Victor Batte-Lay, whose widow purchased The Minories in 1956, the Tiptree Tea Room at The Minories offers a wide range of home-made meals which can be enjoyed within the tranquil settings of the tea room or beautiful walled garden.


We accept limited bookings Monday – Saturday, including bank holidays and school holidays.
Please call (01206) 765131 to book.

(01206) 765131
Tiptree at The Minories
The Minories Galleries
74 High Street
Opening Hours

Our Summer and Winter opening times change at the same time as the British Summer Time (BST) and the UK Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Summer (BST)

Start at the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October.

Monday to Saturday:

09:30 – 17:00



Winter (GMT)

Start at the last Sunday of October and end on the last Sunday of March.

Monday to Saturday:

09:30 – 16:00



Christmas/New Year

Opening times between the 24th December to 2nd January.

Monday to Saturday:

10:00 – 15:00



Bank holidays

We are open as normal on the Bank Holiday Mondays (Summer bank holiday, Spring bank holiday, Early May bank holiday, Easter Monday) and are closed for all other Bank Holidays.