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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:10:00 until 20:15:00
  • Saturday open from 07:00:00 until 18:45:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk and self service vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Single platform station, step free access
Toilets notesToilets are located alongside the ticket office and only open when the station is staffed.
Baby changeUnavailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance at this station is provided by a staff member during ticket office opening hours. Assistance requests that cannot be met by a member of staff will be offered suitable alternative transport. Booking is recommended.
Customer Service notes
Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00. Sunday 10:00-20:00. Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00. 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 nameThere is a Council managed car park behind the station
Carpark operatorLocal Council
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within station, forecourt and on platform
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Colchester Town station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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 Anglia14:351On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia14:44Scheduled
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia15:001On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia15:071On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia15:341On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia14:40Scheduled
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia14:471On time
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia15:061Late
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia15:271On time
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia15:401On time

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