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Firstsite, Colchester

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#7 of 11 in Museums in Colchester
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  • For a long time this impractical, maladministered, vanity white elephant has struggled to find a use or a voice. The vast, absurd, wasted, foyer (pressed into service for nothing more than the sale of...  more »
  • The Firstsite of today is vastly different from the challenging times it suffered when it first opened. With a new direction, team and a string of successes, it is now the place to visit for anyone co...  more »
  • Firstsite is in an exciting new space near to Colchester Castle. The entrance is spacious and airy with a huge happy Hello banner. We visited to see Grayson Percy's exhibition, 'The Life of Julie Cope...  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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