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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norfolk Rd, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

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About Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts by architect Norman Foster was built in Norwich, UK in 1974-1978. The building, which contains a collection of world art, was one of the first major public buildings to be designed by the architects Norman Foster and Wendy Cheesman, completed in 1978. As a result, the Sainsbury Centre is much more than a conventional gallery, where the emphasis is not on the art of isolation. On the contrary, one of a series of related activities within a single space, full o



Attractions near Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Eaton Park1.36km from Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Eaton Park is one of Norwich's most beautiful historic parks. There are 80 glorious acres, packed with great things to see and do for all ages. Its Attractions include a boat pond, crazy golf, a children's playground, a skate park, tennis courts, a putting green and bowling facilities. The park is also home to the formal rose garden and a lily pond.

Plantation Garden3.4km from Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The Plantation Garden is a restored Victorian town garden located off Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk. As of 2021, visitors are asked to pay £2 to visit the garden, which is open daily throughout the year.  includes a 'Gothic' fountain, flower beds, lawns, woodland walkways, rustic bridge, Italianate terrace, ‘Medieval’ terrace wall; and hundreds of architectural details fashionable in the mid 19th century.

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist3.46km from Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist was located in immediately outside the ring road on the western edge of central Norwich. The first view of it is quite astonishing. Because of its fairly constrained site, vistas of it are usually at sharp angles. Flying buttress throughout let you know this is a church that is serious business. It is the second-largest Roman Catholic cathedral in England, the largest being Westminster Cathedral. It is one of two cathedrals in the city of Norwich.

Norwich Market4.03km from Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich Market is an attractive and vibrant mix of food, crafts, flowers, services, and much more. One of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in the country, it has 189 stalls trading Monday to Saturday, with a handful open on Sundays. Browse through the stalls and you will find a fantastic range of goods and services; whether you’re after clothes, children’s toys, jewelry, household goods, flowers, keys cut or shoes mended, the market has it all!

Strangers' Hall4.06km from Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Strangers Hall is a marvelous Tudor merchant's house, used as a museum of local history since the 1930s.  See the Tudor Great Hall, the fine Georgian dining room, and the magnificent stone-vaulted undercroft. Although Strangers' Hall has been the home of many varied members of society, including a solicitor and a dance master, it is most notable as the residence of numerous Mayors of Norwich, having first served this purpose in 1340.

Norwich Castle4.26km from Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich Castle was designed to be a royal palace, which was built by the Normans in the 11th century.  In the thousand years since its construction the castle has been used variously as a military fort, a county jail and, most recently, a museum. Today, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is home to collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history, as well as touring exhibitions from national galleries.

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Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.