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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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Relaxed venue

After a lovely walk around he UEA lake we welcomed a refreshing cuppa and latte in the Sainsbury... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lynnwH6089RY
Just Fantastic....

Enclosed in this incredible modern designed building, is the most remarkable collection of Art that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Relic1969
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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 4 days ago

After a lovely walk around he UEA lake we welcomed a refreshing cuppa and latte in the Sainsbury Centre cafe. Staff very happy, brought over our refreshments to our table. Afterwards it was good to look round at the exhibition in the centre.

Thank lynnwH6089RY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enclosed in this incredible modern designed building, is the most remarkable collection of Art that spans 5000 years of human creativity; it really is fantastic and very interesting. Regular exhibitions of prominent and important artists are always incredibly well presented and very interesting. Just been...More

Thank Relic1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the museum is very modern looking, very aesthetically pleasing, both from the outside and on the inside. There is a variety of exhibits on show and it's free to enter. As a student at UEA we would visit on a rainy day occasionally.

Thank katie95phillips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a student at the UEA so came by to see the Fiji exhibit when I had a few hours spare. Very interesting to see the range of art in various forms on display. Worth a visit if you're in the area, or maybe a...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much variety of art and many different types from painting to statues - a lovely museum worth visiting! :)

Thank georgia b
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 25 May 2017

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 23 May 2017

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 14 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
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