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Your Visit

Open all year with free admission and a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, learning activities and events to spark your imagination, alongside a café and shop, Firstsite is for everyone!

Here’s some information to help you plan your visit.

If you can’t find the information you need, just contact our friendly team.

Getting Here

However you like to travel, here are some of our recommended routes to Firstsite.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

Our galleries are open every day from 10am – 5pm, but we also have many other areas to Firstsite which are open throughout the evening.

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Access & Facilities

Our team will do everything possible to make your visit to Firstsite comfortable and enjoyable. Find out more about accessibility and facilities at Firstsite.

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Learning & Activities

Our Learning Programme is has something for everyone, whether you are looking to expand your creative development with an art class, bring your school to visit an exhibition or have some fun with your family.

Learning & Activities

Holiday Fun

Join us during the school holidays for a fantastic free day out of art and movement based activities. Offered both in our gallery and in our Harwich venue.

You can also enjoy low cost hot lunches – families who receive free school meals can receive our meals for free.

Holiday Fun

First Time at Firstsite

Visiting anywhere new can be daunting – but our team are here to make you feel comfortable and enjoy our building. Art is for everyone – find out how to make the most of your first visit.

First time at Firstsite

Tickets for Cinemas & Events

Entry to our exhibitions is always free, however tickets are required for our cinema and some events. Find out more about how to book and concessionary rates available.

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Food & Drink

Enjoy a coffee and cake or a light lunch in our café open from 10am – 5pm every day. In the evening our café becomes a fully licensed bar, served refreshments to accompany our cinema screenings.

Food & drink


Our fully accessible shop offers a wide range of products inspired by our exhibition programme. From pocket money toys, to jewellery and beautiful books, visit our shop and be inspired.

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