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.


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 London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:241Scheduled
to ColchesterGreater Anglia06:491Scheduled
to Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia07:131Scheduled
to ColchesterGreater Anglia07:301Scheduled
to ColchesterGreater Anglia07:441Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ColchesterGreater Anglia06:171Scheduled
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia06:451Scheduled
from ColchesterGreater Anglia07:091Scheduled
from ColchesterGreater Anglia07:171Scheduled
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia07:401Scheduled

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