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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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There really is something for everyone, from ancient Egyptian to Bacon and just about everything in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James D
London, United Kingdom
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Stunning building with great artwork

Some friends told us about this and we weren’t sure if it was up our street but we loved it. It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, England
+44 1603 593199
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There really is something for everyone, from ancient Egyptian to Bacon and just about everything in between. Seeing some famous Moore's and the lovely Little Dancer by Degas. The current exhibition of glass by Clarke is fantastic although you will need to be quick as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some friends told us about this and we weren’t sure if it was up our street but we loved it. It’s free and has a very eclectic collection of ancient objects and contemporary arts of work which we found really interesting. It’s not big either...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This landmark building designed by Norman Foster celebrates it 40th anniversary this year, 2018. It has a fine permanent collection of modern and ethnographic art, donated by Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, and has excellent space for temporary exhibitions. The café is good, and the shop...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place. Seeing art and scum;pure without perspex is awesome.The cafe is great too. worth a visit any time of year.

1  Thank Jeni T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you can see from the photos, this place is huge. So big, that they provide parking for 36 cars. Yes, THIRTY SIX. So if you're thinking you'll see exciting exhibitions, wonderful artwork, you're sorely mistaken. What you'll actually see is a bunch of very...More

1  Thank Hellopaul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The SainsburyCentre is awesome no matter what time you go there. The exhibitions change frequently enough to make regular visits worthwhile. The food is fresh, cooked well by efficient and friendly staff while at the same time the University grounds are worth a walk as...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So, you’re visiting Norwich and you need to find an interesting venue to suit a an ‘eclectic’ group of people that included my arty partner, someone who loves high-brow architecture, an elderly relative with reduced mobility, a middle-aged person with learning difficulties, youngsters whose idea...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Norman Foster-designed building, put up to house this eclectic display of Sainsbury acquisitions, should not be missed. A very wide range of artefacts, paintings, and sculpture means that there is something to interest everyone. There is a shop and a cafe, with a frequent...More

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Spent a very enjoyable few hours in the cool of SCVA while the heatwave raged outside. We went specifically to see the Brian Clarke stained glass exhibition, but the other artefacts, paintings, sculptures and the 'Super Structures' architectural exhibition all kept us enthralled for hours....More

Thank Violet250951
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Every time I visit I am impressed by the exquisite objects and paintings. Marvellous, free, and two excellent cafes. A hidden gem in Norfolk, and it shouldn’t be!

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