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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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Address: Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
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   The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an inspirational...

   The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an inspirational public art museum where you can see outstanding art for free. The Centre, which opened in 1978 to house the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, is a world-class building designed by Norman Foster, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

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Excellent venue for exhibitions

The permanent exhibition here is very interesting, gathered together by the Sainsbury family, with several great temporary exhibitions throughout the year. I would also recommend... read more

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The permanent exhibition here is very interesting, gathered together by the Sainsbury family, with several great temporary exhibitions throughout the year. I would also recommend a walk round the UEA lake followed by coffee in the newly opened Koffra coffee shop, where they sell excellent coffee and cake.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The following are the views of the Assist Trust Trip Advisor group, who visited The Sainsbury Centre on 25/4/17; it was hard to tell if the toilet is free because it's a very small dot to look at to see if it's free or not. I liked the pictures, toilet was nice and clean. it was fine. I liked the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an enjoyable afternoon here. Interesting objects on display, wide variety. There's a good cafe there too, and a lake to walk around. Worth a visit.

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Thank Louloulou999
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As my daughter is studying at the Uni and her course is based n the Sainsbury Centre, we are becoming quite the repeat visitors here. Which is great as alongside the permanent collection there is always something new to see in the visiting exhibitions.My only tiny gripe is that the cafe can be a little pricy.

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Thank samjan2015
Canterbury, Kent. UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chocolate brownies here were delicious. So much diverse art to appreciate and enjoy. Fantastic atmosphere, could have spent many more hours here, want to go back to the Paul Nash exhibition which looked great but we ran out of time.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set on the campus of the University of East Anglia, in a superb Norman Foster purpose built building this is an absolute must if you find yourself anywhere close. Actually , nowhere is too far away ...... This was the personal collection of two serious collectors and covers some fascinating fields . A large collection of Studio Pottery , Tribal... More 

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Thank Alex186370
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the University grounds this building is packed full of wonderful artefacts & wonderful artworks. Such an electric collection, from Bacon to Edmund De Wit, Nigerian Bronze, to South American ancient figures. Many beautiful & rare things be astonished by. A great collection.

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Thank charles_astley
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can thoroughly recommend this. Large and varied. The Sainsbury Centre always something of interest on view and is a lovely, calm space in fhe grounds of our excellent university.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get to easy parking set in the UEA campus which has great walks available around the lakes and woods a unique collection of art

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

The place is full of very eclectic pieces. Very disjointed and poorly organised. Needs more structure. Most of it not my taste. Disappointed. The building is like a warehouse, with an oppressive atmosphere.

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