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Address: The Forum 2 Millennium Plain | Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1TF, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 727950
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The Forum, Norwich, is one landmark destination with a unique mix of...

The Forum, Norwich, is one landmark destination with a unique mix of community resources, visitor experiences and conference, meeting and event facilities.Attracting over 2.5 million people each year, The Forum is home to an innovative programme of events and activities, many of which are free to enjoy. Inside The Forum, DON'T MISS Fusion, Europe's largest permanent digital gallery, which is free to enter. You can join a BBC Tour and go behind the scenes at the region's BBC TV and radio studios.You will also find the Millennium Library, two restaurants including PizzaExpress and a range of further education and advice services. Norwich Tourist Information Centre is also located at The Forum.Outside The Forum, Millennium Plain, Theatre Plain and The Forum Amphitheatre, host a year-round programme of community activities and popular events which lend The Forum a distinctly European atmosphere. The Forum's stunning open spaces and digital facilities are also available for hire by business and organisations looking for conference, meeting and training venues with a difference.

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One of Norwich's iconic buildings

Built to replace the old library which burned down, the Forum is a fantastic, multi-purpose venue. Housing the City Library, it is also home to the local BBC. The Fusion cinema is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built to replace the old library which burned down, the Forum is a fantastic, multi-purpose venue. Housing the City Library, it is also home to the local BBC. The Fusion cinema is quite remarkable - they put on lots of varied short films on the curved screens. There is a good, but pricey café and Pizza Express upstairs. The main... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only a library and the county records but a meeting place and artistic venue with, at the appropriate time of year, an ice rink as well

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning if appreciate modern architecture. Very busy food outlets which result in probable queues in busy periods and associated prices (not the cheapest in town)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Left my review in the library page, as didn't realise they were separate. See there for review of it. Interesting exhibit, only found it my accident, while looking at the Christmas market, great shame, it was advertised better.

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Thank silverfairy22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for information purposes on 23/11/2016. Staff are all pleasant and friendly and could not do enough for us. Highly recommended!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Norwegian Christmas market outside the forum to be honest was a disappointment. Little festive atmosphere to it and very few stalls meant that it lacked the buzz of other Christmas markets I have visited. Shame as it could be amazing.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is usually something going on at the Forum every week, from performances outside to pop-up art galleries inside. Always worth a look if you are in Norwich. If Libraries are your thing this is the place to go. Huge Library that offers a lot. Vast amounts of computers to use, a great Children's room, where kids are safe to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a building that contains a very impressive modern library,with computor access,a childrens library and an american airforce tribute part.there are also places to eat here and throughout the year there are many activities here from markets to art exhibitions.the forum is right in the centre of norwich and has an underground car park.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Norwich.Looking forward to visiting some of the historic buildings we had read about but then we came across the Forum.Not a historic building but an example of modern architecture.This beautiful building housing the public library,tourist information,the local radio station,a restaurant and convenient toilet facilities.On the day we visited there were many stalls promoting local... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A meeting venue or a place to wander around as a single. The venue offers a library, coffee and snack shop, restaurant, careers for young people advice, exhibition area, and so much more. It's the hub of the city and a good central place to meet that buzzes with life. Often exhibitions are just outside of the premises which comprise:... More 

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