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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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A disappointment

Despite the publicity and the investment of a well endowed arts centre this is a disappointment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
A trip whilst away

Very disappointed, but that is my personal view. It may appeal to those interested in tribal,art or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lesley C
Long Crendon, 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 Foster, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
+44 1603 593199
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the publicity and the investment of a well endowed arts centre this is a disappointment. The Sainsbury's collected a wide range of artefacts and art pieces throughout their life which is on display here. So ecltetic was their collection that the curator decided to...More

Thank 753anthonyl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed, but that is my personal view. It may appeal to those interested in tribal,art or who would enjoy Tate modern. It was free which was good, I would have been unhappy had I paid. Not my kind of art. However people should see...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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....More

Thank assisttrustn0rwich
Reviewed 13 May 2017 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.

Thank Louloulou999
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

Thank samjan2015
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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.

Thank maggieyaxleysmith
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Alex186370
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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.

Thank charles_astley
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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.

1  Thank Jill T
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