The Minories is a Grade II listed building and gardens situated at the east end of High Street in Colchester, Essex, England, near Hollytrees, Gate House and Colchester Castle. It currently houses The Minories Galleries which are run by Colchester School of Art, part of Colchester Institute.
The house is believed to have been built in the Tudor period. In 1731 it was purchased by the baize manufacturer Isaac Boggis for £420. His son, Thomas Boggis, inherited the house, and employed an architect, probably John Alefounder (1732–1787) to remodel the building, turning parts of it into an elegant Georgian residence. The Boggis family lived in the house for almost 200 years. From 1821 to 1915 the building had several owners and tenants, one of whom was Dr. Becker, a general practitioner (GP) whose son, Harry Becker, lived there for a time while he learned his trade as a landscape painter and went on to become one of East Anglia's best known artists.
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|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Susannah Navaneethakrishnan | Sep 27, 2017
Cafe is nice but very expensive. It's lovely in summer because you can sit outside in lovely big garden, but the actual space inside cafe is small.
Andrew Cartwright | Jul 5, 2017
Normally would pop in here before or after a visit to first site. Always something intetesting to look at in the Gallery and they have now got a Tiptree tea rooms cafe which is nice - albeit better in the summer weather when you can sit out in the little garden out the back.
Charlie Nobile | Jun 29, 2015
A lovely, independent art gallery with a great shop and cafe. The art shown is a great selection by local artists, as is the produce in the cafe and the jewelry, art, paintings etc in the gift shop. They catered perfectly to my friends vegan needs , the chef himself came out and made the effort to talk her through the menu and ingredients. The service is always friendly and the art is amazing. I'd highly recommend it to anyone visiting or living in Colchester.
Nicky Sheales | Mar 24, 2016
Friendly gallery with regularly changing inspired exhibitions.Shop which showcases a unique selection of works by students,tutors & alumni of Colchester School of art artists & makers. New ownership tea rooms serving excellent food. A real gem !
Richard Peak | Mar 29, 2016
Café has changed ownership. Now a Wilkin & Sons Ltd tearoom. Gone is the eclectic menu with real food & the proper arty feel replaced by corporate decor and a standard uninspirng menu you can get anywhere. Ploughmans(£8.95) and a warm beer(£3.75) it's all a bit meh.
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