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Firstsite, Colchester

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  • Expanding its activities and very welcoming to the community. Art, music, film, meeting place. Children friendly.  more »
  • As we were in the area,thought we would pay a visit.A wonderful modern gallery with a several exhibitions.Also bit of local history and a great display of a Roman mosaic floor.Nice shop and tea room,f...  more »
  • dont know what i expected but was a bit of an anticlimax to be honest , exhibits where good ,lovely photos , but just a huge space with nothing that left a lasting impression or prompted conversation ...  more »
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  • Have been here a few times over the last few years, first couple of times I didn't think much of it but they seem to be doing a lot more community type events now which makes much more sense with all the space they have... most recent visit was much more positive and I stayed longer than my standard 15 mins from previous visits. Facilities are very good and staff seem friendly. Not somewhere that I think people should go out of their way to visit but if you are in town then its worth stopping by while you are there.
  • First Site is a great idea, but it could be better. Worth a visit if in Colchester as entry is free and they have a nice cafĂ©.
  • A brilliant place to visit, with a wide range of artists showing there talents.good for all ages You can even grab a cuppa while your visiting. Also a good selection of films showing weekly.
  • Some very good photos by Ed Gold In his Other World's showcase at the moment well worth a look. Next door in the minories gallery there is some exceptional Papier machĂ© work, nearly swopped my fleece for the leather jacket hanging on the wall, it was that good.
  • Depressing atmosphere, poor exhibitions, but maybe I was unlucky.

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A short train ride from London, Colchester is a university and working town. Hotels in the town center are near the main attractions, but for less expensive lodging consider a room near the university campus, which is situated in a tree-filled parkland.
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