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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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Stunning modern building surrounded on all sides by Henry Moore statues. Inside there are at least... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brian K
Excellent arts exhitions

Great experience at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts - well worth taking the time to visit this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bedford, 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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
+44 1603 593199
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning modern building surrounded on all sides by Henry Moore statues. Inside there are at least 6 Francis Bacons & thousands of priceless paintings, ceramics & artefacts, all curated & displayed with immense skill & flair. This is on a par with Tate Modern &...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts - well worth taking the time to visit this highly recommended space.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a guided tour round the stuning art works, by lovely lady , who knows her stuff and brought the collection to life. Thank you

Thank sonyabp1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Exhibition we saw was very good and unique. Definitely worth more that one visit, just to make sure nothing have been missed! And the restaurant is just great. Food is excellent and you can tell without a wonder that place is very well ran!

Thank misiabela43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this exhibition recently - it really is stunning. All the works are set out well apart so they are easy to linger and study. The variety in the collection is amazing and unique - the artefacts from ancient times to the Bacon paintings...More

Thank 758mothergoose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 14 September 2017

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 8 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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 5 September 2017

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
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