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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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Having read of parking difficulties and surly parking attendants, queues and crowds we were quite... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
chrisdhps
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Fabre get Disappointment

One egg three or four other enamelled objects and masses of small relatively ordinary carved... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John T
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London, 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
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank chrisdhps
Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited specially to see this Faberge exhibition. We spent a very interesting hour here with some wonderful exhibits and a detailed history of Russia from late 19th century to the mid 20th century. It was an excellent exhibition but a little pricey at either...More

Thank saltburn51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Faberge exhibition, do go. Previous person complained of queues to get in, but you should really book online to get a slot, so easy these days I was saddened to read the review of someone with a disability who found it impossible to view...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing private collection that has become public. There is a core of John Sainsbury's private collection but there are regularly new exhibits. There is a good cafe with views over the University park when you need a break and a little shop where souvenirs...More

Thank sarahchambers2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never been to the Sainsbury Centre before.. The drive through the campus is an eye opener for a start. The small special car park for folks attending the centre is just across the road.. a day pass must be obtained from the shop. Going into...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large venue. Good atmosphere and lots to see. Interesting artefacts and historical items to view. With regards to parking you are able to get a ticket from the centre and park temporarily but space is limited. Lovely grounds also. Highly recommended.

Thank 400manda
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