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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
+44 1603 593199
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Brilliant exhibition with a huge collection of Fabergé. Some lent by private collectors but many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norfolk, United Kingdom
via mobile
Big space artsy cafe food

I love going here as much for the massive glasshouse venue feeling like you part of a Grand design... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwich, Connecticut
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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 Foster, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant exhibition with a huge collection of Fabergé. Some lent by private collectors but many pieces lent by the Queen. The other side of the coin the Russian Revolution Exhibition equally interesting but very different. Would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Mrs-D-Cambridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going here as much for the massive glasshouse venue feeling like you part of a Grand design. the food is high-end cafe food, can get good selection of sales, fresh food, and a cooked lunch. Alternatively you can just get a light bite...More

Thank genkigal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Russian exhibition was excellent, from the faberge animals from the queen's collection to the constructivist radical texts. Perhaps the most haunting were the photographs of vanished Norfolk .

Thank Rikku_the_cat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a wander around the UAE Broads, and the pick me up coffee, I enjoyed the displays in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts with its eclectic display of statues from ancient Egypt, the Mayan era, various African and Polynesian cultures and works Francis Bacon,...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really good, eclectic collection which should have something for anyone with a passing interest in visual arts. Stars of the show are, obviously, the Moore and Gormley sculptures . You access the Gormleys by following the elevated walkway to the library, two are up...More

Thank simon b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read of parking difficulties and surly parking attendants, queues and crowds we were quite concerned about taking my 94 year old Stepmother to see the Faberge exhibition. We need not have worried. We followed the brown signs through the campus, drove to the front...More

1  Thank chrisdhps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One egg three or four other enamelled objects and masses of small relatively ordinary carved animals do not to my mind make such an overhyped exhibition. Still worth going for the stunning building and other exhibits, particularly in the autumn. Just to sit in the...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An eclectic collection but lots of changes fairly regularly which makes it always worth a visit. Didn’t have time to get to the Russian exhibition but looks worth seeing

Thank John B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had arranged to meet our student daughter here, and enjoyed wandering around this intriguing building with an equally intriguing art collection. If you are travelling by car, it is clearly signposted and equally clear where you need to park. You then go into reception...More

Thank SwordMaiden
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I went to see transition from Imperialism to communism shown through Faberge and connections to royal families. To see some Faberge trinkets but lots of post-revolution graphics. Wished I had stayed at home. Most Faberge trinkets can be found at car boot sales and Best...More

Thank Smibble
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