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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

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Art Museum
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts offers an art gallery in addition to a museum based on the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, which contains items spanning 5,000 years of human creative endeavors. Some must-see items from that collection include a 3,000-year-old Egyptian hippo, a 500-year-old Inca-made silver llama, and an important early study by Picasso. Spend some time interacting with the architecture, as the building’s cuboid structure made of clad steel and a clever basement extension make up celebrated works in the oeuvre of Lord Foster. Relax at the cafe, with a menu focused on local ingredients, which overlooks the modern sculpture garden. Plan your visit to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Norwich travel itinerary maker.
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  • The place is full of very eclectic pieces. Very disjointed and poorly organised. Needs more structure. Most of it not my taste. Disappointed. The building is like a warehouse, with an oppressive atmos...  more »
  • Our plan was to take the bus to the Sainsbury centre but we stopped off first at the park and had lunch. We then walked to the University. The Art centre is easy to find.The permanent collection was o...  more »
  • Certainly one to hunt out as it's off the beaten track. Mesmeric structure housing unique artwork. A great setting and a nice cafe.  more »
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  • Fantastic - great architecture by Lord Foster, fabulous main collection, and great temporary exhibitions.
  • Great venue. Fantastic building and interesting collection inside. Good Coffee shop area which is a joy to use and a great space. Love it.
  • Interesting collections to look at. Good cafe. We'll worth a look if you are in Norwich or at UEA for any reason
  • Only visited the Cafe but what a great little cafe it is. Very spacious with a huge window with tables arrayed all along it feeling like you are seated outdoors. Good selection of Teas Coffees and Cakes and Hot food also. If you go to the Sainsbury Centre be sure to drop in on the Cafe.
  • Some really great pieces here, in a very interesting building. The recent 'Bacon and the Masters' exhibition was amazing. There is always something worth seeing here