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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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Excellent exhibitions and very good cafeteria

We attend the Sainsbury centre on a regular basis to view the special exhibitions but also when I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alan R
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norfolk
Great place to visit

The exhibitions here are really unique and well designed. There are some exhibitions that you can... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
csarsby
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Leicestershire, 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%
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Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We attend the Sainsbury centre on a regular basis to view the special exhibitions but also when I have time I will just pop in and view the main collection because it is simply so good. The exhibitions offer an opportunity to see work that...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 6 days ago

The exhibitions here are really unique and well designed. There are some exhibitions that you can pay to go and see, but most of it is free. There are also two cafes here, both of which have a really great range and are very good.

Thank csarsby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This extraordinary collection of art from all around the globe contains paintings, sculptures and artefacts from ancient to modern times and they are housed in a Norman Foster building on the UEA campus If is easy to find and parking in car park 7, opposite...More

Thank ukcamel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a few hours to spare whilst my husband was at NRP. Walked around Eaton park and grounds of UEA and NRP - got a little lost on the nature trail! Its a beautiful area - Norwich is such a beautiful city and those that...More

Thank gerbilsontour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellently laid out exhibition. Fascinating combination of ancient and modern pieces. Thought-provoking and some truly beautiful pieces. Highly recommended (and free of charge) - an inspirational place to spend an hour or two. Iconic architecture

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free, dry and really good. some of the pieces are simply awesome (and awesomely simple) . Lunch was good too! with local food done well and very good prices.

Thank LeeRobson62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along with the permanent exhibits like the wonderful collection of Giacometti sculptures, there are always new exhibitions on. We visit regularly.

Thank colinjack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Art Gallery for Norwich - the Castle Museum is interesting but this is on another plane altogether The architecture is well known and it is the siting of this modern building in the university parkland environment which is so satisfying The art collection is...More

1  Thank james c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits displayed in a very spacious and airy environment. Some curios and interesting objects to view

Thank andrearas2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a pig to find by car, and we started to lose hope circling around the UEA campus, but the Sainsbury Centre is worth the hunt (beware: campus signage often shortens it to SCVA, which does not help). Once you've followed the route to its...More

Thank Millie230
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