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“Peaceful art gallery with a lot of history”

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Ranked #12 of 147 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful art gallery with a lot of history”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Quiet peaceful place with ancient artefacts side by side with more modern sculptures. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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n yorks
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“If you like art...”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

It is a place well worth a visit if you enjoy art and want to experience something a little different. I thought the atmosphere was relaxing and you could spend as little or as much time, not that busy when we were there.

Visited April 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

A great place to be its atmosphere is light and not heavy educational as well as visually appealing facilities are good only minor moan parking is pretty difficult

Visited July 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Most boring place”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Visited a well publicised exhibition that on paper sounded great, what a disappointment. Firstly, limited and expensive parking, plus no signs that I saw for disabled parking. Got inside to find the exhibition was tiny, jn a big room but spaced out to make it look more. We were so disappointed and I'll never go again.

Visited September 2013
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4 Thank Mary P
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Rochester NY
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bountiful art”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This outstanding center is a bit away from downtown, so either take a bus or a cab to reach the University of East Anglia (UEA) campus. The gallery juxtaposes modern pieces with older works in a way that manages to shed light on both. It is a wonderful collection that includes the famous and not-so-famous. Do yourself a favor and get a guided tour to obtain the real flavor of the Centre. Worth the trip.

Visited June 2014
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