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Travelling by train to Firstsite is super-simple. The nearest railway station to Firstsite is Colchester Town, which is served by Greater Anglia services throughout the day. It's just 6 minutes to the Firstsite on foot. Come out of the station and turn left onto Britannia Way, at the roundabout turn right onto Queen Street. The museum is up on the right-hand side opposite Prezzo.

Firstsite is full of wonders for all to enjoy. It’s jam-packed with amazing art exhibitions and displays suitable for all ages including a stunning Roman mosaic. Visitors can also enjoy Firstsite’s stylish shop, tasty café and state-of-the-art cinema.

Visit the Firstsite website for opening information.


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.


This attraction has free entry for all.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:15
Saturday 07:00 - 18:45
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk, plusÿvending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameThere is a Council managed car park behind the station
Carpark operatorLocal Council
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Within station, forecourt and on platform

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Departures and arrivals from Colchester Town

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Colchester Town station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia22:071On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia22:441On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia23:001On time
to Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia23:071On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ColchesterGreater Anglia22:031On time
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia22:401On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:491On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia23:031On time
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