We’re still open! Although Essex has moved to the High Tier COVID alert level, you can still enjoy loads of fun, covid-safe things to do this autumn at Firstsite! See what’s on

Please follow government guidelines and only visit with members of your household or support bubble. Find out more about our new way of visiting.

Shop

Our wide variety of design-led and affordable products include mindfulness books, face coverings and activity and sketch books.

The Firstsite shop is fully accessible and located in the gallery foyer adjacent to the Welcome desk.

Our team will be available to help you with your purchase Monday to Sunday, from 10am until 5pm.

All profits from your purchase fund our exhibition programme and community activities. Every item bought or donation made, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.

COVID-19 update:

We currently have a range of measures in place to be COVID Secure:

  • Perspex screens will be in place at the shop till and our Welcome desk to protect you and our team.
  • When entering the shop, please wear a mask in accordance with Government legislation.
  • There will be hand sanitiser for you to use, and gloves will also be available if you wish to wear them.
  • A one-way system will be in place, and members of our team will monitor how many people are in the shop at any one time.
  • Only credit or debit card payments can be made, using contactless payment where possible. If you do not have a contactless payment card, the card machine will be cleaned after use.

We select a wide range of products relating to contemporary art, design and culture inspired by our exhibition programme, and our local and regional community. We stock an ever-changing and wide variety of books including beautifully illustrated children’s books, as well as quality greetings cards, notecards, gift wrap and stationery. From pocket money toys and games for children, to beautiful jewellery and homewares that make a special gift – we have something for everyone.

Jewellery and Gifts

Purchase beautiful gifts and jewellery including pieces from: Tatty Devine, One & Eight, Stockwell Ceramics, Make International, U studio, Plinth, The Wheat Bag Company, Lime Tree Design and Cambridge Imprint.

Stationery and Greeting Cards

Our range includes products from: Art Press, Royal Academy of Arts, Art Angels, Artists’ Cards, Green Pebble, Warner Textile Archive, Nineteenseventythree, The Pop Out Card Company, Cambridge Imprint, Lovi.

Books

We stock a curated selection of books from quality publishers including Thames and Hudson, Phaidon, Abrams & Chronicle, Tate Children, National Portrait Gallery, Faber & Faber, Taschen, Pavilion and Mascot Media.

Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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