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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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A great breakfast/brunch. I was returning to Norwich after being g away for a few years, and my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Visit and walk around

After a couple of days in Norwich decided to pop in here on the way home. Free car parking (just... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great breakfast/brunch. I was returning to Norwich after being g away for a few years, and my friend thought that this was the place to stop. He was right. Great food, good service and welcoming staff.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

After a couple of days in Norwich decided to pop in here on the way home. Free car parking (just pick up a voucher). Very well set out and extremely interesting artefacts. Amazing toilets too!!!! We didn't eat but could have done. We also took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GJT
Reviewed 12 November 2018

There really is something in the permanent exhibition for everyone here and that is free. The atmosphere was peaceful, the art works stimulating and such a variety to enjoy at your leisure. The staff were very friendly and the Elizabeth Frink exhibition was excellent. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maggieyaxleysmith
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Although we have visited the permanent collection many times, this time we came for the Elizabeth Frink exhibition. A world away from being shoved round an overcrowded exhibition....this was both moving and absorbing. We had all the time in the world to look at it,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

The cafe is hidden inside the Sainsbury Centre of UEA, it's nice and spacious inside and have long windows all the way down to the floor which made the place very bright and cosy. The foods there aren't the best especially the hot ones cos...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chi Y
Reviewed 4 November 2018

If you're in Norwich, this is well worth a visit. The philosophy behind the display of art-work (inside and out) - that of simply displaying it with minimal labelling, order or curation - works well. So you have 2000 year old items next to modern...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

The whole family spent an absorbing couple of hours here on a Sunday morning. There was something for everyone (from 7 to 77 !) - a wonderful range of fascinating artefacts, beautifully presented. The building is a calm and airy place which allows people to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 26 October 2018

I wanted to see the centre as I love modern contemporary art. I went on the 17th October after spending a few days in Norwich. The centre is on the campus and after driving around all the car parks 3 times I decided to leave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Europeanfemaleshere
Reviewed 24 October 2018

In the depths of the campus of the University of East Anglia, there is a very stylish building which combines university art library, with a gallery of modern art, ceramics and sculpture and the biggest cabinet of curiosities you could find. The collection of ethnic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 17 October 2018

An ecletic but fascinating collection in the permanent area, and when I visited an interesting "Art of Light" in the special area (former free, latter chargeable). The latter will obviously change, so check the website for current show. The permanent collection (the Living Area -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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