***COVID-19: Information***

It is with great sadness that due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to close the Minories building for the remainder of the lease term. Colchester Institute will continue to care for the building and the beautiful gardens whilst supporting the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation to identify a new tenant to take forward one of Colchester’s most loved and long standing institutions.

The College would like to thank all of our supporters including the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation, the Friends of the Minories, Wilkin and Sons, Colchester Art Society and many other stakeholders who have contributed to the site over the past 12 years.

A message from Max

I know this is heart-breaking news for everyone. I have been personally contacting exhibitors and over the coming weeks in June we will be contacting all of our shop artists to confirm what we have, arrange any outstanding payments and to organise collection.

Please be assured the Minories is still here under the Victor Batte Laye Trust and we will continue to maintain and service the building and keep it safe and secure until the next person takes over.

Yours Max

Free Family Workshop

26th October 2019 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Minories Galleries
74 High Street Colchester CO1 1UE
Jude Lunn

Making Space For Creatures Big and Small

A collaborative drawing event developing over 3 days

  • Saturday 26th October
  • Wednesday 30th October
  • Saturday 2nd November

Drop in any time from 11.00 – 3.00 (no need to book)

Open to all but families especially welcome

Free event (optional £1 donation for materials)